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NatGat2 has ended….what a great event it was! More info coming soon.

NatGat2  was held from August 21-25th. The event was amazing with world class presentations and non stop connection and conversation with engaged activists.

Daily Schedule/Themes

LOCAL was the theme for Wednesday, August 21st. Activities planned include a 24 hour encampment of Bronson Park, the Parade of the People, Deep Democracy Training for Trainer, Parade art and presentation training by the Backbone Campaign, Dinner, Welcome, Drumming and more!

GLOBAL MEETING & MEDIA were the  themes for Thursday, August 22nd. Direct action/sleepful protest at office of local congressman, Global Conversation on mumble systems, presentations on independent and social media, Occucards, Overpass Light Brigade training, fighting foreclosures with Occupy Homes, and Women of Occupy GA.

CLEAN EARTH/ENVIRONMENT was the theme for Friday, August 23rd. All actions and trainings will reflect the historic Martin Luther King “I have a dream speech”, in solidarity with the 5oth anniversary of the March on Washington. Activities will include Overpass Light Brigade Event, MiCats action, many presentations on issues of tar sands and fracking, justice in Bhopal and more.

CLASS, EQUALITY AND ECONOMY were the themes for Saturday, August 24th. Activities wil include presentations on Abolishing Corporate Pershonhood/Move to Amend with David Cobb, War on Drugs, Prison Industrial Complex, Poverty, Campaign to Stop the TPP, public banking, cooperatives, time banks, participatory budgeting and more!

PEACE was theme for Sunday, August 25th. Let’s make that the theme for every day!! Activities being coordinated by KNOW Kalamazoo Non-Violent Opponents of War.

Thank You Occupy Supply!

As it did for the first National Gathering, Occupy Supply  sent supplies to help at NatGat2. Occupy Supply, a volunteer project of the Firedoglake members, uses donations to send high quality union made/USA made products to Occupy groups across the country. Occupy Supply donates supplies for various needs, from helping encampments with winter supplies, to keeping activists hydrated, and sending supplies to Occupy Sandy volunteers to combat mold. Thank you Occupy Supply!

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Note: I will try to add more links and details soon. Thanks!