From One Generation to the Next

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At the beginning of October I went to a mediation at Occupy Wall St.  It was pretty intense and energizing.  Later that night, I was talking to Suz (my second mom basically) who was around my same age during the Vietnam protests.  She asked me if I was ready to hear her top tips for protesting. At the time, I thought they were pretty extreme, but as the movement progresses they seem just as relevant today as they were in the ’60s. I thought, given everything that’s going on now, I would share them with you.

Suz’s Top Ten Tips for Protesting

1.  No loose jewelry, no earrings, no necklaces, no bracelets

2.  Wear your hair up so as not to be pulled

3.  Do not wear a scarf

4.  Don’t wear open-toed shoes, rather shoes that you can run in

5.  Don’t take a purse

6.  Be aware of your surroundings

7.  Keep ID, your phone and money on you

8.  Carry a wet cloth in case of tear gas

9.  Hold up a peace sign and stick a flower in his gun

10. Smile!

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