Since 1st observing the Occupy movement last Oct,2011 & participating in the Occupy movement on june29th-the5th of July I started my own movement in my city called Northeast Philadelphia Movement towards change.

My goal is to have everyone take more responsibility for their communities than just complaining.  Since June1,2012. I've order flyers to hand out in my community of Philadelphia. I also bought to Trash cans have out on the street so people walking by can use them  to recycle and for trash too. Less littering the better. :)


I also trying to develop a STRONGER community. because it seems like most people are giving up on what the meaning of the term "Neighborhood" really means"

Jan11,2013 Hey Occupiers I'm Brian Shumsky

How's everyone today?.

I need some suggestions on how to get a fundraiser started how to grow funds?,

All suggestions welcomed please help me

I'm trying to raise money for my community of Philadelphia I'd like to start an annual event called Meet the neighbor's night to keep the crime  level at a low and to preszerve the beauty we have a enjoy here in Fox Chase Northeast Philadelphia E-mail me at thanks  

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Comment by Ben Roberts on October 3, 2012 at 4:39pm

This is exactly the direction many of us here at the Cafe have imagined for the Occupy movement, Brian!  I wrote about it here back in December.  An excerpt:

We have already begun to manifest elements of the New Economy via our encampments’ provision of food and services to those in need, the campaign to move money out of big banks, and other actions.  Let us build upon these first steps, and inspire the world, by catalyzing the emergence of the New Economy on a scale that has real and powerful impact.

“Occupying the New Economy” will take place in a myriad of forms, many of which have no doubt yet to be developed or imagined.  Here is a list, by no means exhaustive, of some ways in which we might begin this work now.  

  • Meet our neighbors
  • Map the unused human assets that exist within our communities
  • Connect those in need with those who wish to give of themselves
  • Make our streets safer
  • Make our neighborhoods more beautiful
  • Grow our own food and support local farms
  • Reduce energy and other resource consumption and waste
  • Support the shift to green and sustainable processes and technologies
  • Provide food, shelter and medical care to the neediest among us
  • Support local financial institutions and co-create new ones
  • Support local businesses and help revitalize local economies
  • Help find meaningful employment for everyone who wants it
  • Become “shareholder activists”
  • Form “B-Corporations,” cooperatives, LC3s, etc.
  • Identify and protect our Commons
  • Educate ourselves and our communities about what matters most to us
  • Learn what matters most to others
  • Listen deeply and honor each other’s pain
  • Share stories of what inspires us and of what might be possible
  • Celebrate life together
  • [Insert YOUR suggestions here!]

And... rather than taking this on alone, what if we found ways to connect to, learn from and collaborate with the myriad groups and organizations that already exist to do this work as well?  What might be possible?

How might the Occupy Cafe community help you in your work?

Comment by Brian E Shumsky on November 26, 2012 at 3:52pm
with northeast phila movement towards change i'm working to preserve the beauty in my communbity and the entire united state by neighbors working together helping one another giving work because a storng community and a healthy community which will lead to a better county for everyone.

recycling and clothing i'm running

Comment by Brian E Shumsky on November 26, 2012 at 11:33pm

Shalom Jerry D. 

All the Help is welcomed and of course you can help.


I am looking to organize a non-violent protest in Northeast Philadelphia with 50 plus more occupiers 

The more the better to  This protest with be about peace and to stop the violence in the northeast communities of Philadelphia.

Because of the ecomny the neigborhoods of Northeast Philadelphia which had a greater portions of the city's middle class move out and that has brought the criminal activity on the rise.

Here in Northeast Philadelphia we feel like the step child of the city I'll Explain We pay enough taxes to cover more than our share of taxes for city.


In the last 12-15 years here in the services like street cleaning grafitti removal police force seem to be at a stand still. my goal here with Northeast Philadelphia movement towards ~CHANGE~ is to preserve the beauty that we love enjoy and rightly deserve because we work so hard for what we have a no one deserves to ever to take away from away.


This protest will be a march in the major street where traffic and heavy walking populagtion is.

Rt.76 ~ Cottman Avenue

R1 ~ Roosevelt boulevard

RT. 73 Frankford Ave.

We will need signs & banners that relates to Peace Happines Community Recycling

"Make LOVE not WAR"


To bring to neighborhood together because a strong community is a healthy community.

Please E-mail me at

In the subject write: NE. marching towards peace.


Much appreciated Brian Shumsky of Northeast Philadelphia mocvement towards ~CHANGE~  

Comment by Brian E Shumsky on November 26, 2012 at 11:47pm

It's TIME We must MARCH Together   Ben Roberts ,Jerry D. and anyone else who has the same goal for the world in mind as We need to stick together more now than ever before.


IT'S TIME For CHANGE IT'S TIME TO STICK up for our Neighborhoods,Family work and the American culture.

Before what we call the American dream is LONG gone and a memory of the past. Lets not allow that to happen

Not now nor ever. and join the March In Northeast Philadelphia on Peace and Bring u sign and banners.

God bless appreciate it Your Philadelphia friend Brian Shumsky 11/26/2012 Monday.

Comment by Brian E Shumsky on November 27, 2012 at 3:46pm

Thank you. how do I get this started.?.


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