Lessons from Occupy Wall Street

Wednesday, April 5th @ 4pm.  American Studies brings together activists and scholars to discuss the lessons from the Occupy Wall Street movement, Homer Babbidge Library, Class of 1947 Room

This panel brings together activists and scholars who participated in the Occupy movement.  In a panel discussion and dialogue with the audience, they will reflect on the strategic and organizational wisdom they gleaned from the movement, and, in the process, reflect on its strengths and limitations.

Panelists are:

Mary Clinton.  Union organizer with Communication Workers of America, District 1.   Active in the Labor Outreach Committee, Occupy NYC.

Sharon Cromwell.  Policy Analyst, Service Employees International Union, Local 32.  Co-founder of the People of Color Working Group, Occupy NYC.

Bill Mullen.  Professor of English and American Studies, Purdue University.  Participant in Occupy Purdue.

The panel will be moderated by Chris Vials, Director of American Studies.

The event is sponsored by American Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, and the English Department at the University of Connecticut.


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