Occupy Providence: Official Statement of Purpose

Approved by the General Assembly on October 24, 2011

Occupy Providence is a gathering of people who seek to ex- ercise their right to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly, inspired by people’s occupations spreading rapidly across the globe. We occupy to demonstrate an alternative to the funda- mental inequality and injustice of a system which places profit over people and oppression over liberation. We seek to give voice to the 99% — the majority of Americans, who have not been adequately represented in our flawed political process — by means of a truly democratic General Assembly. We believe in developing a society that is truly of, by and for the people. Our indefinite occupation is non-violent, non-destructive, non- discriminatory and harassment-free. Occupy Providence wel- comes all people regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, ethnicity, age, level of ability, legal status, re- ligious views or position on the political spectrum. We work to- wards organizing a movement capable of overcoming an unjust system and forming a new society within the shell of the old.

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