Occupy National Gathering on July 4th, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA! Come together to collaborate, share ideas and help brainstorm a vision for our future!


From June 30th to July 4th, 2012, Occupy movement activists and supporters will gather in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the first Occupy National Gathering. This event is the culmination of months of organizing and consensus-building by countless activists from across the country. It has been endorsed by Occupy General Assemblies from Wall Street to Sacramento, and Austin to Kalamazoo, providing a clear example of the movement’s disparate chapters collaborating on a massive scale.

Occupy Philadelphia and the National Gathering Working Group, which initially proposed the event, invite all people to gather on Independence Mall for five days of community and movement building culminating in a massive outdoor gathering on July 4th. The main goals of the event are to strengthen our internal bonds, join together in direct actions, and engage in a transparent democratic process reflecting the values of the movement.

Activities will include:
• Four days of discussions, teach-ins, political theater, and community
• Protests and direct actions with Occupiers from across the movement.
• Collectively crafting a Vision for a Democratic Future on July 4th.

All people of good conscience who are fed up and ready to stand up for economic and social justice are invited to join us at Independence Mall. We will send the message that injustice of any kind is unacceptable. No government or corporation can ignore the will of the people any longer. We can build a better world together.

Visit http://www.occupynationalgathering
.com/ for more information.

We convene by conference call through InterOccupy every Tuesday at 9PM EST/6 PM PST. http://interoccupy.org/natgatcall/

For media purposes please feel free to utilize @OccupyNG and #NatGat for social media coordination.