Direct Action Highlight: Occupy National Gathering

The Occupy National Gathering is a nationally coordinated event which will take place from June 30th to July 4th in Philadelphia. The Occupy movement will convene the Occupy National Gathering in the vicinity of Philadelphia’s Independence Mall for a week of direct actions, movement building and the creation of a vision for a democratic future. The National Gathering will kick off with a massive march with Healthcare-Now! and will conclude on July 5th when attendees will join the Guitarmy for a 99 mile march from Philadelphia to Wall Street in Lower Manhattan.

Perhaps the highlight of the gathering will be the crafting of a Vision of a Democratic Future. On July 4th the National Gathering (#natgat) will facilitate a visioning process designed to allow all voices to be heard while allowing repeat visions to organically rise to the top.  Together, by all those who choose to participate, a Vision of a Democratic Future will be conceived. Learn more about this and more here.

Want to get involved? Here’s how:

Organize
For the past couple of months Occupiers from all over the country have gathered via InterOccupy conference call to conceive of, and implement a strategy for, the Occupy National Gathering. This is the group that hase submitted the “Occupy National Gathering Proposal” to assemblies around the country. You can join them in organizing the final details as the National Gathering is gearing up. The planning calls happen weekly via the InterOccupy system on Tuesdays at 9PM EST. To join the call please register.

Spread the Word
Share the National Gathering on Facebook and Twitter (@OccupyNG) with your friends to raise awareness and bolster the National Gathering’s attendance.

Go to the National Gathering

RSVP to the Facebook Event Page and invite your friends to join you.

Need to find out how to get to Philly? Occupy Caravan is organizing travel from all over the country. To find out more visit occupycaravan.com or join Occupy Caravan’s weekly InterOccupy call by registering here.

Occupy Philly March. Originally posted at http://www.flickr.com/photos/princessvic/6224887626/

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13 Responses

  1. Kathy Leathers says:

    I am interested in being in Philly from June 30th to July 5th – but I am wondering if you had suggestions on where to sleep? Hostel? Motel? Camping?
    Namaste,
    Kathy

  2. Ella says:

    Kathy, here’s from the http://www.occupynationalgathering.com FAQs:

    Where will people sleep?

    In true Occupy fashion we are planning on occupying the streets and parks of Philadelphia with our tents and our sleeping bags as a collective expression of free speech. Philadelphia was founded upon the principles of freedom of speech. We plan on exercising that right en masse. We have an Encampment Strategy Sub-Committee that will lay out a safe and effective demonstration of solidarity and strength for all of those wishing to encamp. Additionally, we are reaching out to local community organizations such as the faith-based community to ask for sheltered space for all of those who do not have the ability or the desire to sleep outside but still want to participate. We plan to have one to five churches available per day, depending on turnout, for sleeping, safe space in the event of police action, meal preparation and bathroom use. The goal of this gathering is provide all of those who are willing and able the chance to meet face to face and discuss what a better world would look like. In our experience, we communicate best in a community setting. Our community has been the streets and we plan to make them home for these five days in July.

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