The Time for Action is Now (Occupy CUNY)


Graduate Film students at Hunter College Iva Rad and Martyna Starosta have released a video showing how the Occupy Wall Street movement is giving new momentum to the protest culture of CUNY.

In 1969, a group of black and Puerto Rican students occupied City College demanding the integration of CUNY, which at the time had an overwhelmingly white student body. The occupation spread to other CUNY campuses, forcing the Board of Trustees to implement a ground-breaking new admissions policy.

Additional information and Spanish subtitles for the film are available at http://www.thefilmdetective.org/the-time-for-action-is-now/

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