Wednesday, December 14, 2011

#Occupy Expands - "Occupy the Dream" Announcement

WI Web Staff Report     
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 

A group African -American clergy and civil rights leaders will unite with representatives of Occupy Wall Street at 10 a.m. Dec. 14 at the National Press Club ,529 14 St., NW for a press conference to announce integration of their "Occupy the Dream" into the nationwide movement.

The group, which will be led by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. and Dr. Jamal Bryant, will convene surrounding a call to action this past summer to occupy the grounds in front of Wall Street in New York City.
By Fahima Haque
Protesters from the Occupy movement march through the streets of the national's capital, tying up the famed K Street lobbyist corridor in Washington, December 7, 2011. (JONATHAN ERNST - REUTERS) The African American clergy and civil rights leaders will announce their decision to join the Occupy movement starting a sub-project called ‘Occupy the Dream’ on Wednesday.
Escrito por Luis René Brizuela Brínguez    
13 de diciembre de 2011, 19:21Washington, 13 dic (PL)
Dirigentes afroamericanos del movimiento por los derechos civiles y miembros de iglesias bautistas se unieron hoy a los llamados "indignados" en Estados Unidos para dar vida a "Occupy the Dream".

  El reverendo Jamal Bryant y el activista Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. anunciaron este miércoles que se sumarán al movimiento de Occupy DC (Ocupar el DC) en esta capital para fortalecer al grupo, reportó el diario The Washington Post.

I think it’s appropriate for the black church, the black community, and the civil rights family to join hand in hand with what ‘Occupy’ is doing,” said the Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison-Bryant, leader of the newly formed Occupy the Dream,

A prominent coalition of African American pastors have teamed up with leaders of the Occupy Wall Street movement to launch a new series of actions that they consider part of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s unfinished legacy.

“If Dr. King were alive today, he would be part of Occupy Wall Street,” said the Rev. Ben Chavis, the former head of the NAACP, said during a news conference at the National Press Club in Northwest Washington

 Occupy the Dream's Press Conference at NPC, in Washington, D.C.

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