(un)Occupy ABQ launches fundraising drive to send two indigenous women to #NatGat!

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(un)Occupy Albuquerque has decided to send two indigenous women to the Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia, PA to take place June 30-July 4. The goal is to raise around $900 to pay for round-trip airfare and to cover other expenses.

“We think that the national gathering, which is a step in the right direction, would be deprived of a much-needed critical perspective without a strong presence of people of color who have been victims of colonization, racism, and other forms of discrimination. We believe that by sending two indigenous women to the national gathering, we can draw attention to these issues which have, unfortunately, been ignored for the most part,” said (un)Occupy Albuquerque in their announcement about the initiative.

If you are at all able and interested in donating to support this important effort, please contact Hershe, Santhosh, or Tina at unoccupyabq@gmail.com. Please let us know if you have any questions.

www.occupynationalgathering.com

WHAT IS THE OCCUPY NATIONAL GATHERING? 

From June 30th to July 4th, 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! in solidarity with their fight for the right to health.  On July 5th it will conclude by joining Guitarmy for a 99 mile march from Philadelphia to Wall Street in Lower Manhattan.

Still want more information? View the SCHEDULE and LEARN & CREATE pages to find out what will take place during National Gathering. View the PROPOSAL that has been endorsed by over 50 Occupy General Assemblies nationwide who stand in SOLIDARITY with us. Find out how the National Gathering is DIFFERENT from Continental Congress 2.0 (99% Declaration). View a FAQ sheet for answers to further questions.

Are you going to the Occupy National Gathering?  Fantastic!  Here are some resources to help you get there, get oriented and be happy and healthy while you are in Philadelphia: REGISTER to let them know you are coming and how you would like to help out while you are there. View the SCHEDULE and the LEARN & CREATE PAGE to get a better idea of what to expect. Find out WHAT TO BRING with you to NatGat. Check out the OCCUPY CARAVAN and find a route to join up with so you can make some Occupy friends on your way! Visit the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE and help spread the word. Follow on TWITTER to get updates: @OccupyNG & #NatGat

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