UPDATE: NOVEMBER 16, 2011
- Occupy Faith Press Conference Tonight: Faith Leaders Open Doors &
Demand that Mayor allow Occupation to continue in Zuccotti Park
- OWS "2nd Month" Birthday Takes on New Significance
in the last 36 hours, Faith leaders from around the city have been declaring their outrage at NYC's clearing of Zuccotti Park, demanding that the Mayor allow the Occupation return to Zuccotti Park. Tonight we would like ALL OF YOU to gather with us on the front steps of Judson Memorial Church at 5:30p, to declare our intent to carry this movement forward (see press release below). For a little taste of yesterday's events, check out this piece from the Odyssey Network: http://www.odysseynetworks.org/
; "Faith Leaders Respond to Eviction from Zuccotti Park."
Naturally this gives tomorrow's "2nd Month Anniversary" of Occupy Wall Street even more significance.
We urge you to join us in this day of action, not only bringing yourself and your faith communities, but helping us in organizing ALL OF THE 99% (maybe even the 100%) to turn out and send a message about the importance of the Occupy Movement. Help turn-out your friends at the grocery store, the Dentist's Office, even the construction workers across the street. This is a movement for everyone: let's show the whole world that we really mean it.
Faith Leaders can join us on the Southern Tip of Foley Square at 4:30p, behind the stage. Come in full vestments, and join us in leading a legal march across the Brooklyn Bridge. This is an important moment; the movement continues to build, and we believe that the city's mistake in clearing out Zuccotti Park will represent a tremendous build in the days and weeks ahead. Please join us in making history tomorrow.
Rev. Michael Ellick - OccupyFaithNYC
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, November 16th 2011
Rev. Michael Ellick, 646-734-0162
Angad Bhalla, 646-637-5609
(English, French, Hindi)
Faith Leaders to Temporarily Open Doors To Occupiers:
Demand That Mayor Allow Occupation to Return to Zuccotti Park
In response to the violent eviction of demonstrators from their homes in Zuccotti Park, faith leaders from across New York have decided to provide temporary space for protesters to sleep in at night for the next 3 days. Dozens of faith leaders will join demonstrators in an interfaith candlelight vigil reaffirming their commitment to the democratic principles of the occupy movement. They will also demand that Mayor Bloomberg immediately allow protesters to re-establish their camp so that they can return to the important work of addressing the economic disparities that threaten the soul of this nation.
Wednesday, November 16th
: Judson Memorial Church (front steps of Church)
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY
Rev. Michael Ellick,
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square Park South
New York, NY 10012