Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street has captured the attention of the media, policy makers, everyday 99-percenters, and even the 1% nationally and internationally. A growing number of universities are playing a role. Pace University hosted an “Occupy UnConference” that will include “panels and sessions” on the past and future of OWS. In December 2011, the University of New Hampshire hosted its own campus dialogue, Occupy UNH. You can host a campus dialogue also, and we’re providing you the resources that you’ll need. If you have resources to add to this page, please send them to Nancy Thomas.
- In October, 2011, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) issued a statement endorsing the Occupy Wall Street protests, drawing attention to national political and economic trends and growing wealth inequalities.
- On November 13, 2011, the New York Times reported that OWS protesters have “shifted to college campuses.”
- UNH created a one-page framing paper and a facilitators’ discussion guide that you can use.
- To view a video of the New Hampshire dialogue, including TDI chair Bruce Mallory’s framing remarks, click here.
- We came across a great video on how OWS participants talk and make decisions about their agenda.
- If you need more background materials, On Point’s Tom Ashbrook (NPR) covered Occupy Wall Street in the October 12, 2011 show, and again on November 28, 2011 after OWS camps started getting cleared.
- You can also turn to Peter Levine (CIRCLE and TDI board member) to frame more conversations about OWS. He asked, Does OWS need a demand? in his October 4, 2011 post and he identified “top ten questions about OWS” in his November 21, 2011 post.
- “The Protester” is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year – here’s an NPR blog post about the December 14 issue.