Economic & Social Justice

Occupy Annette’s in Ijamsville

November 11th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Ijamsville - (Comments Off on Occupy Annette’s in Ijamsville)

Since reaching Frederick we were fortunate enough to take part in a couple Quaker gatherings thereby allowing us to meet some wonderful people, like Annette.  A true occupier for sure.  She is passionate about what we can do to make our world a better place.  She is the change she would like to see.  By being part of the homeless solution, to health care for all she is imbedded in the real issues facing American’s 99%.  Annette works tirelessly to attend meetings and find solutions.  She used to be head of the “Friends” school and still plays a huge role, always staying involved.   (more…)

Occupy Frederick, 1 Yr Anniversary

November 3rd, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Frederick - (Comments Off on Occupy Frederick, 1 Yr Anniversary)

We were fortunate enough to be able to participate in the one year anniversary and reflection of Occupy Frederick, MD. We were pleasantly surprised by the number who turned out. Somewhere between 25 + 30 came out to an organized pot luck at the Evangelical church. We introduced ourselves and then went around the table so everyone could talk about the positives and negative reflections upon the past year. The conversations were well spoken and heart felt along with a good dose of honesty. Frederick, MD went through what many other occupations fell victim to and that is, getting consensus and being able to keep the meetings going when folks were bowing out through either lack of interest (when not much was happening) or just feeling burned out from so many meetings and events, or overwhelming dissatisfaction with the direction the group was going. (more…)

Occupy Frederick, MD

October 27th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Frederick - (0 Comments)

Spent my birthday (yesterday) on route and then landing in Frederick, MD. We were listening to some good music at a local establishment called Fredericks Coffee Co. Today we’ve been occupying their place since 10 am this morning getting our admin and media blitz done. (more…)