Occupy Wall Street: Phase Two

On the two-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the 99 percent poured into the streets for a massive day of protest against glaring inequalities of wealth and political power. Following nationally coordinated police raids on protest camps, occupiers face new choices about the direction of OWS. What next? On Monday, November 28, Dissent, Jacobin, and Columbia’s Center for American Studies will discuss how social movements with diverse tactics, needs, and goals grow and gain power.

The conversation will feature Frances Fox Piven, an activist and scholar of social movements at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York; Liza Featherstone, journalist and author of Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart; Nikil Saval, associate editor of n+1 and labor activist; Michael Hirsch, labor journalist and editorial board member of New Politics; and Dorian Warren, a fellow at the Roosevelt institute and professor of political science at Columbia University.

This will be the first in a series of conversations inspired by Occupy Wall Street. Upcoming events will discuss foreclosure resistance, student debt, and taking over banks.

Monday, November 28, 7:30 p.m.
Northwest Corner Building, Columbia University
550 W. 120th St at Broadway, New York, NY

Take the 1 train to 116th Street

More information is available on Facebook or by contacting Dissent at editors@dissentmagazine.org.

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