Occupy activists have taken on a new peaceful method of promoting their cause: music. The Occupella group has organized numerous public events throughout the Bay Area, with guitars and voices as their main weapons of persuasion.
The Occupy Movement has been going for over half a year by now, but activists are proving that they still have new ideas to fight for their cause. One of these novel approaches is playing songs to the public.
“The point is to keep this message in the air in a friendly and inclusive way so that people can say, 'Oh that Occupy thing that happened a few months ago, I guess it’s not over. I guess it wasn't just a flash in the pan,’” says Occupella founder Bonnie Lockhart. “It's participatory and that's one thing that we made really clear. We said, ‘this isn't going to be about performing, it's going to be about getting people to sing.’”