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Daily Archives: November 19, 2011

Grand Rapids counter strategy to Black Friday: Buy Nothing Day

This sign can be seen on the window of a mom & pop on Monroe Center. The owners are very friendly and were the local grocery for the disabled former residents of Morton House apartments around the corner. To be sure their business was affected by the closure of Morton House. Show them some local Grand Rapids love by stopping in from time to time.
Thanks to them for their kindness to their patrons.
Photo# localMonroeC1


Black Friday Updates

OccupyGR has developed a counter-strategy  for Black Friday and overspending in general. They run a Really, Really Free Market every Saturday in their public protest location Monument Park at Fulton & Division in Grand Rapids MI.

In addition to the Really, Really, Free Market, OccupyGR is joining forces with The Bloom Collective on Black Friday to host two locations for Buy Nothing Day free markets. The Bloom is also showing the film  “What Would Jesus Buy?” at 2:30 pm, OccupyGR encourages you to visit and see the film then visit OccupyGr at Monument Park. [The Bloom Collective event on FB]

OccupyGR has posted an event page for Buy Nothing Day on Facebook as well [Buy Nothing Day on FB]

  • Friday, November 25, 2011
  • Time: 12:00pm until 6:00pm
  • Where
    Monument Park (Division and Fulton)
  • Description
    It’s not what you buy, it’s what you refuse buy.

    Occupy Grand Rapids is hosting BUY Nothing Day on the Corner of Fulton and Division

We hope these two events bring a smile to your mug and put cheer in your heart.

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