#OccupyPenang 29.10.11

The spirit of #OccupyDataran & the global #Occupy Movement is spreading to Penang!

In more than a thousand cities all over the world, from Madrid to New York, from Porto Alegre to Seoul, from Athens to Kuala Lumpur, young people are taking over public squares, organising People’s Assemblies and building a new grassroots democratic movement for “Real Democracy”.

On 29th October 2011, join us at Speakers’ Square, Esplanade as we#OccupyPenang for the first time!



6:00pm-7:00pm Speakers’ Corner session + open mic + acoustic music
Stand up, speak up, voice your opinion & express yourself! Everyone is free to make a speech, read a poem, sing a song or give a pidato on any subject or topic they want without censorship, without restrictions. Share with us what “real democracy” means to you!

8:00pm-11:00pm “Penang People’s Assembly”
The “Penang People’s Assembly” is an open, egalitarian and democratic platform for people to share ideas, address problems, explore alternatives, propose solutions & make decisions on any issues collectively through consensus decision-making & direct participatory democratic processes.

12:00am-2:00am “Sekolah Demokrasi Rakyat”
Sekolah Demokrasi Rakyat (People’s School of Democracy) is a open and participatory learning space where people share knowledge & skills using popular education tools & participatory learning methodologies.


This event is open to all citizens and all persons irregardless of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, lifestyle choices, national origin or political affiliation.

#OccupyPenang is an independent & autonomous grassroots initiative by the youth to reclaim Esplanade Penang as an open and democratic space for people to explore the true meaning of democracy beyond the representative system, to redefine democratic participation beyond the ballot box, to imagine a new political culture beyond race, ideology and political affiliation. #OccupyPenang is not affiliated to any ideology, political party or NGO.