A Guide (FAQ) to the NatGat.
What is the National Gathering?
Occupy National Gathering is a yearly gathering of Occupiers, supporters and coalition groups. Occupy’s third national gathering, NatGat 2014 or NatGat3, will take place July 31 – August 3 in Sacramento, CA. Occupy Sacramento is busy rounding up venues for 4 days of teach-ins, skillshares, workshops, open spaces and actions.
When is the National Gathering happening?
July 31 – Aug 3, 2014
Where is the National Gathering happening?
Thu., July 31, State Capitol Park
Fri., August 1, State Capitol Park
Sat., August 2, tbd
Sun., August 3, 3 PM SF Mime Troupe, Southside Park, 8th Street side between T and W Streets
How can I Contribute?
How Do I Join in the Planning Process,?
Join Working Groups:
Organizing the event
subscribe to our e-mail lists
attend one of our weekly planning calls
or join our discussions on loomio, a discussion and decision making platform developed by Occupy New Zealanders.
During the event
Help Plan Online Component
On the ground at NatGat3
ahead of time: Sign up to Volunteer or schedule an activity!
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
during the event:
National Gathering @NatGat2014
Occupy #NatGat @NatGat2014
Where do I stay?
Folks are looking hard to find safe secure camping, backyard and other spaces.
Meanwhile, check out the self organizing, community-based #mutualaid tools, coordinating offers and needs..
Add Offers or Requests for sleeping arrangements on community exchange, ONG Sharetribe
or send us your info and we’ll do our best to match up folks offering with folks who need housing: Click Organize/Provide Housing and tell us what you need here: Specific Interests, affiliation or things you would like us to know.
Health and Safety
Escape the Heat:
State Capitol building is air conditioned and open to the public
Public Swimming pools:
Q. What’s on the Menu? (Some people have allergies or sensitivities.)
Food will be prepared by volunteers with donated supplies. Every attempt will be made to accommodation special diets, however, we strongly recommend folks with medical dietary needs bring their own provisions.
Q. Is there wifi?
tbd – we are planning on it!
Q. We are bringing dogs. Is that ok?********
We welcome dogs at Natgat, in fact we rarely have a GA in Sacramento without one or two dogs present. However, be aware that temperatures will likely be in the 90′s and possible the low 100′s. Most of our activities take place outside, so if you want to bring your dog, please be sure s/he can tolerate prolonged heat.