30 September 2011

#occupy - how to get involved.

With so many people Occupying Wall Street in New York City and its various counterparts across the nation and beyond - we thought it would be good to post a few resources for teachers, students, and artists who want to get involved.  This is just a small fraction of what's going on, so please feel free to leave comments to add to the list!  Here are five tips for those of us joining this movement:
  1. The Occupy Wall Street website allows you to create an account so you can add your name to the list of attendees - check it out here - and get a sense of how far reaching this movement is.
  2. Attend an New York City General Assembly Arts and Culture Committee meeting - every day, 6:00 pm.
  3. Join the Wall Street Arts and Culture listserv.
  4. Check out the livestream - or better yet, go there yourself!
  5. Schedule a teach-in!
    • The available time to schedule teach-ins or discussions is generally daily between 4:30 and 7 pm. If you would like to participate or have questions, please contact Sid Gurung from the Student Committee at gurus655@newschool.edu


  1. Find other cities and #occupytogether - http://www.occupytogether.org

  2. https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=206898172711448

    Wednesday, October 5 · 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Pratt Institute
    Created By
    Michelle Betters, Ryan Carson, Sarah Wrigley
    More Info
    Join the march on Wednesday! Fight back against budget cuts and tuition hikes!

    Meet up at the Cannon to go to City Hall where we'll join the Community/Labor March in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. The march starts at 4:30 and is endorsed by dozens of NYC unions and community groups including the United Federation of Teachers, SEIU 32BJ and SEIU 1199, the Transit Workers Union Local 100, Make the Road New York, New Yorkers Against Budget Cuts, the Alliance for Quality Education, and more!

    "[Corporations] have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.
    They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.
    They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay."

    1) to express our discontent with tuition rates & the ways in which our money is being spent; NOT to disrespect professors
    2) to show our support for the Occupy Wall Street movement
    3) to actively participate in the world that we live in which we have previously been somewhat passive toward
    4) to get others thinking, whether they support us or oppose us

    For more info on the mission of Occupy Wall Street, vist https://occupywallst.org/

    Students from Brooklyn College and NYU are also organizing; we'll meet them at City Hall.

    Don't just skip class, though. Tell your teacher where you're going, offer to turn in work online or before class, etc.