November 20 marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Occupation. The morning will include opening remarks and prayers, and the restoration of iconic political messaging on the island. Veteran Occupiers and their guests will also have a gathering and reunion on November 20 in the New Industries Building on Alcatraz. This is an opportunity for those who spent time on Alcatraz during the historic Occupation to reconnect -- some of them for the first time in 50 years. The afternoon event (1:00-4:00) will be open to the public and feature speakers connected to the historic Occupation. 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz by the Indians of All Tribes, a key event in the history of Alcatraz Island, the Native American civil rights movement, and our nation.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, in collaboration with Indians of All Tribes, is planning 19 months of events and programming (to reflect the length of the Occupation). Visit the NPS website for more details.