EAST COUNTY RESIDENTS SERENADE MISSION VALLEY MALL

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By Nadin Abbott

 
December 21, 2011 (San Diego) -- Twenty members of Women Occupy San Diego serenaded Mission Valley Mall with modified lyrics of traditional Christmas Carols to tell the message of the Occupy movement. According to Masada Disenhouse of La Mesa this will bring the Occupy message to the community at large.
 
 As another Occupier explained, “Middle Class Women are doing this so the next generation has a democracy.” She added, “this is a way to show another face of Occupy to people who have jobs.”

 

As they serenaded the Mall, at different places, the reaction to the Carolers was positive. “Liliana from La Jolla told me that “They are doing a very good job, and that is good that they took the time to go to the Mall.” Another woman who did not want to give me her name for fear of retribution, said that it was “awesome, and people should not be shopping,” and that she “fully supports ‘Occupy.’"

 
A member of SEIU Local 8771 told me that she was present at the march downtown in support for Occupy on the 10th of this month, and that she was glad they were here. She also said that Union Workers support “Occupy since they are involved in the same struggle.” This march was called by the Central Union Council of San Diego.
 
 
The reaction from shoppers was mostly positive, with just a few people grumbling that Occupiers were there. The mall kept security at a fair distance but as a constant presence. Moreover Mall Security had no official statement regarding this. 
 
Among the women present, there were other residents of La Mesa including  Norrie Robbins and Jean Costa.