About the blog:

We are a group that has been participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement. We are part of the 99% and are united in solidarity with all those who are fighting to change the direction in this country. As participants of this occupation, we also believe that solidarity and criticism go together. We are people of color and allies who want to ensure that the voices, experiences and issues of the most oppressed and marginalized communities are in the front and center of this movement.

Call for Entries:

We are looking for submissions! There is still much analysis to be done about the ongoing Occupy movement. In Front and Center features articles, statements, letters, videos and visual art from Occupy activists located across the United States, and around the world. It doesn’t matter where you are located – if you have something to say about your local Occupy protests that you think needs to be said, that fits our solidarity with critique framework, write it and send it to us.

You can also submit material for our Tools and Strategies page – where we have rolled out a new collection of tools and strategies, stories and how-to information that we can use at OWS and beyond.

To get more of a feel of our blog, check out some of the original and widely-circulated content published at In Front and Center.

Why I Am Protesting at Occupy

By Hena Ashraf, 12/12/11

A Day in the Movement: November 15th, 2011

By Zoltán Glück and Manissa McCleave Maharawal, 11/15/11

Letter to the Occupy Together movement

By Harsha Walia, 10/16/11

The Value of a Safe Space: One WOC’s experience with harassment at Occupy Wall Street

By Ashwini Hardikar, 10/13/11

Dispatches from Indigenous People’s Day: Part 1, Part 2

By Thanu Yakupitiyage and Saara Azadi, 10/12/11

Speaking Up and Listening: From Wall Street to New Orleans

By Amy Wolfe, 10/10/11

Beyond Barricades and Privilege: Reflections from the #OccupyWallStreet Community/Labor March

By Sonny Singh, 10/6/11

We are looking forward to reading your stories and successes! Contact infrontandcenter@gmail.com with inquiries about submissions or any general questions or comments.


In Front and Center blog team – Thanu, Sonny, Manissa, Caroline, Hena