June 30 - July 4: Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia
Posted 10 years ago on June 4, 2012, 12:17 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Post via Occupy Together. As of June 4th, fifty-seven Occupies have already endorsed!
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:
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.
99 mile march .... nice idea (I better book me a hotel room).
ARe there any articles on how this went this past summer?
On the Occupy Answers Bill Maher page in the comments Ruff Bear says, "The fact is that Occupy already has started creating the visioning statement..." I don't understand. The national gathering, the purpose of which is purported to be to "facilitate a visioning process designed to allow all voices to be heard, while allowing repeat visions to organically rise to the top," is actually being used "to bring to the American people" a "visioning statement" that will have already been created by Occupy leadership?" Just asking because I don't have a problem with allowing leadership to rise organically to the top.
D222 #OccupyHonolulu wants to know how any voting will take place and is it still a public meeting and will the public still be able participate? #OHNL
This sounds like a continuation of the institutionalization of OWS. That's the wrong way to go as shown by the May 1st debacle.
Out now! Update on the Movement of Freaks #4: The Real is on the Rise
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If you plan on using Amtrak to get to Philly, you can get a 10% discount when you make your reservation by using the Convention Fare Code Number X75K-51. This is the Amtrak code number for the Occupy National Gathering, and is good from June 29 through July 5.
A national gathering in Philly, WOW! Living on the Shore, that would have been right up my alley, but I'll be visiting family out west then. I will be thinking of you all, and wishing you success in having a great gathering. Solidarity