I have yet to corral my thoughts on the Occupy National Gathering, which I feel overall was a fantastic and very significant event for the Occupy movement. I hope to do so this week, so in the meantime, please enjoy a few scenes below which capture a sense of what the week was like for me.
The first is a montage of the visioning process which took place on the gathering’s final day on July 4th – speeches by Occupy Philly organizers preceding the process, the process itself, the final march, and a portion of the final document that was produced. I heard many great presentations throughout the week, but I thought these speeches in particular were extremely powerful and heartfelt, making it unfortunate that I was unable to find them in their entirety on livestream, youtube or anywhere else. If anyone out there has access to these speeches, please do let me know.
The second video is snippets from a performance by comedian Lee Camp, which I was fortunate enough to be in the vicinity of. Like the first video, it doesn’t do the performance justice, but is the only one I could find. I include it here merely to introduce Mr. Camp to anyone who might not be familiar with him, as I find him to be one of the more cogent, sensible, yet impassioned voices of Occupy.