Tomorrow is May Day. Tomorrow is May Day!
There will be Occupy actions in more than 100 places around the country, and we hope to have an Occupy Catholics presence at as many of them as possible — the movement needs us. Please, wherever you are, share your May Day stories and photos by posting to the Occupy Catholics Facebook page or by tweeting to @OccupyCatholic. You can also email longer Testimonies to firstname.lastname@example.org for the occupycatholics.org website. We can’t wait to spread the word about what you’re up to!
In New York, we’re going to be busy. We’ll be celebrating the anniversary of the Catholic Worker, which was first distributed on May Day at Union Square in 1933. (Thanks to Occupy Catholics organizer Loren Hart, this was discussed in The New York Times yesterday!) We’ll be carrying on our new tradition of foot-washing (and sock distributing), which we tested out a few days ago to great acclaim. And we’ll be marching with our comrades in Occupy Faith NYC. Here’s the schedule:
• 9 am: Foot-washing at Bryant Park. Meet at the fountain at 6th Avenue and 41st Street to help us offer this act of biblical mutual aid. We’ll also be offering free socks for those who need them. If you can, bring socks to give away!
• 2 pm: March to Union Square. After foot-washing, we’ll join the unpermitted OWS march down to Union Square, where a coalition of unions, immigrants’ groups, and community organizations will be rallying.
• 4 pm: Meet up with Occupy Faith. At the Gandhi statue on the southwest corner of Union Square, we’ll join with others from Occupy Faith in fellowship and solidarity.
• 5:30 pm: March to Wall Street. Together with Occupy Faith, we’ll take part in the permitted march from Union Square to Wall Street.
New Yorkers, dress for possible rain. If any plans change, check @OccupyCatholic for updates. See a complete list of May Day events here. We’ll see you in the streets.
We are the 99%, made in God’s image, seeking God’s justice!