OCCUPY WALK USA

Ides of March walk 2013

Meet The Walkers

Jason Brock

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.

Adam Peck

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!

Danny Johnson

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.

William Terzin

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.

Mikey Lowe

Mikey has been traveling for about 8 months. He heard about the Occupy movement and had the opportunity to meet occupiers. Occupy Walk USA is his first “real occupation”. He says that he is  enjoying walking and talking to all the people that stop along the road to talk to us and all those that we meet in the towns we go through.”

Vanity Shannon

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!!

Mike Oren

 Previous article written about Mike Oren:

Britten

Britten is our very talented live-casting narrator of the Journey. Tune into it everyday at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/occupywalkusa

Aimee

Aimee went home to tie up loose ends in her life. She’s coming back soon.

Eugene Leafty

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

Richard is our in house expert on just about everything.

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17 Comments »

  1. luz Keep up the inspiring walk guys! you all are amazing!

    -Peace

    Comment by Nonamerequired | March 2, 2012 | Reply

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  3. Beautiful.

    Comment by emilyrichardsmusic | March 4, 2012 | Reply

  4. Hello guys an gals. Even though I am not really sure of everything yet on what you are doing I still keep up on what you do daily. My brother William terzin is one to fight for what is right and I love him for it. I find it awesome that you guys would go such a great distance for this cause. I would love 2 understand what you guys are doing though laugh out loud.

    Comment by John meibers | March 10, 2012 | Reply

  5. D. Dog is looking forward to taking a few steps with you when you arrive in the Midwest.

    OCCUPYWALK – GOOD!

    Comment by D. Dog | March 16, 2012 | Reply

    • You won’t be dissapointed, this is a great group of guys!

      Comment by theoccupymeme | March 16, 2012 | Reply

  6. Why aren’t there more women?

    Comment by Mariana | March 25, 2012 | Reply

    • We had a young lady named Aimee that started from san diego but she had to leave for personal reasons. We were also informed that a new lady would be joining the walkers any time now. WE WANT MORE LADIES and if you know any that like you walk and can get behind the occupy ideals, please point them this way. Thanks for connecting.

      Comment by theoccupymeme | March 25, 2012 | Reply

    • Check out the latest ustream video to meet our newest walker — a woman! Her name is Vanity http://www.ustream.tv/channel/occupywalkusa

      Comment by theoccupymeme | March 25, 2012 | Reply

  7. We have a new female walker named Vanity who just joined the group! Love to Vanity!

    Comment by suzananton | March 27, 2012 | Reply

  8. Hi guys! I’m friends with Vickie Hobbs. I love what you’re doing out there. Thank you so much!!! Beth

    Comment by Beth | April 1, 2012 | Reply

  9. It was wonderful to meet all of you and spend afew hours talking to you…. you are amazing and friendly… your friends and family should be proud of you and probably worried too!! Keep on Keeping on!!! With love… Jeannie/Michele Kingman AZ

    Comment by Michele 'Jeannie' Moore | April 3, 2012 | Reply

  10. I myself and going to be walking cross country as well starting in LA to DC. hopefull I can get support and some others to join me on this journey.

    Comment by Chris Walsh | April 5, 2012 | Reply

    • Hi Chris, when do you want to begin? If you want, you are welcome to meet up with the walkers and continue your walk with them. It is getting a little late to start now, we are worrying about making it before the first snow fall on the East Coast.

      Comment by theoccupymeme | April 6, 2012 | Reply

      • Well I plan on starting in late June. I need help in planning a safe route across to DC. And any help both morally and financially would be helpful since I am doing most of this out of my own pocket. Anyone that can help in any way would be greatly appreciated.

        Comment by Chris Walsh | April 9, 2012

  11. I love what you’re doing. The energy that your Goodwill is creating is necessary & wonderful. Please let me know when you get to Texas. I walked from Temple to El Paso in January & February. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done!
    Blessings to all!

    Comment by sheri young | April 6, 2012 | Reply

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