As part of the weekend’s 3rd National Occupy Conference being held in Sheffield there will be a rally 1pm-2pm – on Saturday 21st January 2012 in front of Sheffield Town Hall.

A voice for the voiceless – A Rally of the 99% to raise awareness of the issues of people without a voice.

The rally will be introduced by Richard Brown and the following people will be speaking:

  • Tom Redfearn (occupy Sheffield)
  • Jillian Creasy (Green party) to speak up for Surestart
  • a speaker for Defend Council Housing (yet TBC)
  • Colin Hampton (Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre)
  • Tom Whittaker (Speaking Up for Advocacy) SUFA, on the volunteer sector
  • Dawn Hunt (Socialist party) speaking up for people with additional needs
  • Alan Thorpe (entrepreneur with a visual impairment)
  • Barry Biddulph (trade unionist)
  • Maxine Bowler (Sheffield Anti-cuts Alliance)
  • Alistair Tice (Socialist party) on a Socialist alternative
  • Julia O’Dwyer on the threat of extradition to the USA faced by her son, see her website and follow @jrodwyer on twitter

This will be followed by a open mic space for as long as people appear interested to contribute.