To Occupy Or Not To Occupy: Making Sense of Occupy Wall Street

Thursday, December 8, 2011 6–8

CCNY, exact room TBA, 160 Convent Ave

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Come join the Student Association for International Studies (SAIS) on December 8th for a panel discussion with speakers straight from the front-lines of the movement that has occupied all of our minds and reinvigorated the debate on democracy in our nation. This promises to be an enlightening conversation and great learning experience. Bring your questions, your thoughts and a friend.

Refreshments will be served.


Laura Paskell-Brown
Laura is a student at the CUNY graduate center and a teaching fellow at City College, teaching Developmental Psychology. She has been involved on the ground with OWS since the third week after the movement began in Zuccotti park. She runs the women’s circle at OWS and is actively involved in the “Consciousness” working group, which is a conglomeration of a whole load of different things, from yoga to meditation to the women’s circle.

Conor Tomás Reed
Conor Tomás Reed is an activist and educator at the City University of New York. He is involved with the Adjunct Project and Graduate Center General Assembly, studies English at the CUNY Graduate Center, and is a writing composition teacher at Baruch College. Conor has been a participant in Occupy Wall Street since day one, engaged in the October 1st Brooklyn Bridge takeover, and helped coordinate multiple days of action over the last few months, including the November 17 city-wide student strike. Most recently, Conor worked with people across the CUNY community to protest the Board of Trustees’ recent meetings at Baruch, where he was among those arrested for peaceful assembly on November 21st. Quite undeterred, Conor is thrilled about the prospects for the Occupy and CUNY movements to dramatically flourish in the months ahead.

+ More Speakers TBA