Occupy Newark Greets Occupy Caravan

by The North Star on June 15, 2012

Occupiers are traveling caravan-style from the four corners of the United States to converge in Philadelphia for a national gathering from June 30 to July 4, picking up riders and vehicles along the way. The northeast caravan will stop in Newark, New Jersey overnight on June 29.

In Newark, caravanners will be welcomed at a greeting hub and receive information about actions taking place where they can join in solidarity with local residents. They will also receive directions to the homes, churches and organizations hosting them for the night.

You are welcome to join the actions, festivities and share the evening’s potluck meal. Bring your signs! Bring your instruments! Bring your voices!!!

Join this event to receive information as it becomes available. This is a rough outline of the day as it looks now (may change, so check back).

12-4 p.m. Welcome Occupy caravanners (Military Park)

3-4 p.m. Stop Foreclosures Now action. Location TBA.

4:30-6 p.m. POP Daily Rally for Social and Economic Justice
(Market St. & Springfield Ave by county courthouse)

6-7:30 p.m. Potluck Dinner, Playback Theatre, and Solidarity Singers (Military Park)

7:30-9 p.m. General Assembly “Tell your story” (Military Park)

We’re currently in need of:
• An air-conditioned welcoming place in Newark with parking access (otherwise welcome will take place in Military Park)
• An air conditioned space to hold the General Assembly
• More hosts for caravanners to spend the night
• Snacks and beverages for the welcome center
• Volunteers to help at the welcome center
• YOU! Join the POP rally, share a meal, attend the General Assembly and tell your story. Just come!

Check out the Nat Gat event page too:

Message hosts Tobias ([email protected]) or Kimi ([email protected]) with questions, to make a donation, and if you have a home or other resources to share.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

David Berger June 23, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Is there any particular reason why the caravan is not stopping in New York? What would it take to swing into the City and stop off at Zuccotti Park to pick people up?

In – fucking – credible that you are consciously and deliberate avoiding the origin point of the whole Occupy movement.

David Berger,
OWS Labor Alliance/Labor Outreach Committee


admin June 28, 2012 at 11:54 am

FYI: For those who are traveling from NYC and would like to come to Newark to meet and greet the caravan, stay over and possibly travel into Philly the next day they can simply take a $2.00 Path train ride from the World Trade Center or a few other locations in NY to Newark Penn Station. This is only about a 20 minute train ride.

From Newark Penn Station you walk about 3 blocks to Raymond Blvd and Broad St. and you’re at Military Park.

Tobias A. Fox


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