August 21st to 25th
The Venue for the Natational gathering has changed. Most activities will now take place at the Kalamazoo Peace Center at the Wesley Foundation, 2101 Wilbur St.
ALL ACTIVITIES ON FIRST DAY OF NATGAT 8/21 WILL BE AT BRONSON PARK, SOUTH ROSE ST., KALAMAZOO.
CLICK HERE to download the National Gathering 2013 program
Global Change – Week of Global communication, strike, celebrations
National Change – convergences of civil rights, peace, and environmental groups to collaborate upcoming national events
Local Change – National Gathering can change our city
Personal Change – we want to emphasis communication, art, and Education on how to organize in your own community, basics of alt energy, Co-Op modeling, and Rights trainings. as well as offer documentaries and panels.
We feel Kalamazoo has the potential to be an incredible place for National Gathering because of the specific size, environment, and current events that offer some amazing possibilities. We are organizing a global collaborated effort. Having National Gathering here with a enough people would change our city. With the support of National Gathering.
Kalamazoo and our state of michigan have some amazing Challenges we are the 6th meanest city in the Nation to the homeless and recently had yet another homeless person freeze to death unnamed and unreported. 11% of our middle school has access to heroin. We also have Big Oil and Gas coming through with a Pipeline that rivals Keystone in size. Our State of Michigan is at the hands of corporate government. government push through an astounding 96% of legislation in illegal procedure. Gas Fracking , corruption, and environmental exploitation thrive here as we frack,and dig for tar sand pipeline’s and poison 20% of the entire world’s fresh water supply. Gun shootings go unreported, and criminalisation is passively allowed. We need help here. We are small enough that having 1000’s of people here could change our community.