#OWS Phase II Monday, November 28, 7:30pm

#OWS Phase II

Monday, November 28, 7:30pm

Northwest Corner Building, Columbia University

550 W. 120th st., Corner of 120th and Broadway

Sponsored by: JacobinDissent Magazine and the Center for American Studies at Columbia University

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, we will discuss how social movements with diverse tactics, needs, and goals grow and gain power in the face of repression.

The conversation will feature Frances Fox Piven, an activist and scholar of social movements at The Graduate Center, 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 erasure, and taking over the banks.

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