Wednesday, February 1, 2012

WED, FEB 15 @ 7:15 PM >> Occupy Wall Street Panel

The Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action Presents

A Panel Discussion 
on Occupy Wall Street

Wednesday, February 15,  7:15 PM
East Library in the Castle
Manhattanville College

Panelists will include:

SPRING 2012 -- Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action Upcoming Events

February – Nonviolent civil disobedience training workshop (date and details to be announced)
Wednesday, February 15, 7:15 PM  -- A Panel Discussion on Occupy Wall Street, with Richard Brodsky, Christa Calbos, J.A. Myerson, Maggie Goff and Nelini Stamp.

Tuesday, March 6th, 7:00 PM  -- Fukushima Week -- Conference with First Responders from Japan, chaired by former County Executive Andy Spano.   East Library in the Castle, Manhattanville College.

Friday, April 20, Earth Day -- Tree planting in remembrance of Wangari Matthai, for Earth Day with a program, cosponsored with Black Students Union.   (details to be announced)

Tuesday, April 24th, 7:15 PM -- Seminar led by Father Michael Lapsley, Director of Institute for Healing of Memories.   East Library in the Castle, Manhattanville College.

A Movement Without Demands?

A Movement Without Demands? | Possible Futures:
The question of demands infused the initial weeks and months of Occupy Wall Street with the endless opening of desire. Nearly unbearable, the absence of demands concentrated interest, fear, expectation, and hope in the movement. What did they want? What could they want? Commentators have been nearly hysterical in their demand for demands: somebody has got to say what Occupy Wall Street wants! In part because of the excitement accumulating around the gap the movement opened up in the deadlocked US political scene—having done the impossible in creating a new political force it seemed as if the movement might even demand the impossible—many of those in and around Occupy Wall Street have also treated the absence of demands as a benefit, a strength. Commentators and protesters alike thus give the impression that the movement’s inability to agree upon demands and a shared political line is a conscious choice.