A few alternative events during this week's Republican convention listen08/27/12 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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There are a lot of events coming up during the rest of the week while the Republican Convention is in town.
On Saturday at Occupy Tampaâ€™s Voice of Freedom Park I asked local activist Jimmy Dunson about some of the things heâ€™s helping to organize.
"Tell us what some events are that are coming up after Monday."
"Okay so Monday night we have the Roving Radical Dance Party but afterwards, Tuesday from 12 to 4 hopefully here at place of freedom were going to have a Really, Really Free Market. The idea of that is rather than a capitalist free market where everythingâ€™s for sale were going to have a Really, Really Free Market where we show the alternative to capitalism, everything is free and we just share."
"And then thereâ€™s a fixer upper?"
"Yes and then thereâ€™s an event called Fix Sht Up. Thatâ€™s to kind of change the dialogue of whatâ€™s happening. Thereâ€™s this good protester bad protester idea in the media and with the authorities so what weâ€™re trying to do is change that dialogue and say alright you can talk about that but weâ€™re going to do something different. So they had this idea that protesters are coming into the city to â€œfck sht upâ€. So to counteract that we organized this event to â€œfix sht upâ€ in the community in West Tampa. Weâ€™re going around trying to find out what community members mean. So rather than just coming here as a mass mobilization and protesting the RNC weâ€™re trying to connect with local community members in this community and do true solidarity work as well."
You can find a list of other events on our website rnc.wmnf.org.