President and co-founder of AWAKE Community, a non-profit dedicated to educating through the arts.
Jason has traveled the country as an independent journalist covering the 2004 Presidential elections, the Department of Peace Campaign, and the annual National Biodiesel Conferences. Jason participated in the pre-organizational meetings leading up to the Occupation of San Diego’s Civic Center helping to establish a working Arts Committee and Garden Committee. He joins Occupy Walk to promote the ideals of Sumak Kawsay, a term used by the indigenous peoples of the Andes that roughly translates into “The Good Life.” Sustainability, interdependence and respect for life and culture are his priorities.
Born and raised in New Jersey.
Adam found himself inDallaswhen the Occupy movement started. On Tuesday,October 11, 2011, he visited thePioneerParkcamp in downtownDallasand was amazed with the sense of community that was lacking from his neighborhood and the direct democracy that was missing from his workplace. After spending a few nights in community tents, he bought his own two-man tent on October 20th and moved into the camp’s new location on the grassy area behind City Hall. On December 1st, two weeks after the camp was raided and shut down, Adam and his Occupy family crammed themselves and all their belongings into a van and drove west, hoping to find a new Occupy camp to call home. Ending up inLos Angeles, Adam was welcomed with open arms by Occupy Skid Row. He would like to see a world where everybody is directly involved in decision-making for their communities and where all profit is in the hands of the people, and not the richest investors and banksters on Wall Street. He looks forward to walking across the country, meeting all types of people, and learning about the issues that most impact the 99%. He would like to encourage any member of the 99% to come walk with this group, even if only for a couple miles, and would love to see the refugees from the Occupy camps that have been shut down regroup and reoccupy. SOLIDARITY!
D.J.is from O.L.A. DJ was born inLittle Rock, Arkansasand moved to Los Angeles, California when he was 7. He is now 30 years old and single. He walks for a better education system; to get money out of politics; and for everyone to have the option not to be homeless.
Although his name is William Terzin, you can feel free to call him Thomas Paine– he would feel honored. Having grown from a hectic youth, Bill learned that the art of loving one’s self is an easy way to happiness. He occupies to raise consciousness about self love. He walks because the human elements of greed, ego and lack of foresight have invaded our government and he feels the first step to addressing the flaws of society is to forego politics and return to our constitution and true representative government.
My name is Vanity Shannon and I’m 19 years old and I am from OLA,OLV and I am walking for all the youth that are lost in the systems that be…..foster care and juvenile corrections. I believe that love will save our world J and we have to get educated on what really happening all over the world Wake up world this is a revolution !!! Occupy your Heart ❤ I’m bring some feminine power!!
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Britten is our very talented live-casting narrator of the Journey. Tune into it everyday at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/occupywalkusa
Aimee went home to tie up loose ends in her life. She’s coming back soon.
Eugene is the navigating engineer on board with the Occupy Walk. Detail-oriented but not nerdy. He also has a mind for business in general, keeping Occupy Walk USA on course.
Richard is our in house expert on just about everything.
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