Thanksgiving meals around NYC; Black Friday protest at Walmart

For Immediate Release
Contact: 347-292-1444, press@occupywallst.org
Contact info for specific events are listed below

Occupy Sandy for the 99%

Thanksgiving meals around NYC; Black Friday protest at Walmart

New York–On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, many activists from Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Sandy will be providing food and kindness to New Yorkers, especially those struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  The holiday meals are part of a large, volunteer mutual aid effort which began right after Sandy struck.

24 days after the storm many New Yorkers are in severe distress, even without heat or electricity as winter weather looms. Community meals provided by Occupy Sandy and local allies:

Rockaways (Queens):

Veggie Island. B96th St. and Rockaway Beach Blvd. school auditorium. 12-4pm.
St. Camillus Church. B100th St. and Rockaway Beach Blvd. 12-4pm.
St. Gertrude’s Church. B38th St. and Beach Channel Dr. 12-4pm.
Contact: Diego Ibanez, (347) 486-1313 or Sofía Gallisá, (787) 403-6492

Lower East Side (Manhattan):

St Marks Church, East 10th St. between 2nd Ave. and 3rd Ave. 1pm.
Contact: Jessica Alfreds, jessalfreds@gmail.com

Midland Beach (Staten Island):

489 Midland Ave. A community-managed distribution hub with hot food, clothing, supplies.
1128 Olympia Blvd. Community-catered meal at the Occupy Sandy hub. 2-4pm
Contact: Daphne Carr, Occupy Sandy Staten Island co-organizer (646) 398-0869 (texting is best)

Sheepshead Bay (Brooklyn):

Corner of Brown St & Emmons Ave.
Contact: Yelena Serebrenik, (646) 573-6268
BLACK FRIDAY PROTEST


Wall Street to Walmart: Occupy Black Friday: November 23rd
400 Park Pl, Secaucus, NJ  5am & 12:30pm
As thousands of underpaid Walmart workers threaten to strike, members of Occupy Wall Street, 99 Pickets, the Alliance for a Greater New York (ALIGN), Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping, Retail Action Project (RAP) and community allies will protest in solidarity at Walmart. This is one of a thousand such actions planned nationwide. 
http://www.nycga.net/events/black-friday-strike-against-walmart/

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