Back in October, Care2 blogger Beth Buczynksi wrote about how Occupy Wall Street Participants voted on and approved the first official Declaration of the Occupation of New York City. Now, The Sparrow Project, a group that takes on publicity and creative projects for grassroots activists, is attempting to print and distribute 100,000 copies of the declaration.
These past few months, we’ve watched (and participated in) America’s grassroots uprising. It’s been exciting to see people speak out and demand fairness — to stand up to powers we’ve been taught have more say in the world that we, “the little people,” do.
I don’t know when the momentum of the Occupy Wall Street movement will subside or what the outcome of it will be, but it seems like having a hard copy of the things we came together and demanded during this time is smart. We could show The Declaration of the Occupation of New York City to friends and family who don’t understand or aren’t that familiar with what the movement is about, or to people who deny it’s even happening (are those people still around?). We’d have a real memento of a time in history when American people took to the streets to stand up for what they believed in, as well as a reminder of what those beliefs were. Whether it will be a reminder of what we asked for and gained or asked for and never got, time will tell.
You can read all of The Declaration of the Occupation of New York City here and watch the Kickstarter video for this project below:
Help The Sparrow Project reach their goal of printing and distributing 100,000 copies of The Declaration of the Occupation of New York City on their Kickstarter page.