“Occupy Onwards,” Dec. 18

Dear Friends,

Sorry for the short notice: the Occupy! Gazette has put together a conference on some of the main issues around the current crisis and what Occupy Wall Street and the rest of us can do about it. The conference this Sunday, the 18th, from noon to six at the New School (55 W. 13th Street). It will consist of four lightning-fast panels with some of the most interesting thinkers and activists in the field and then “report-backs” from several of the most active OWS working groups, including labor, legal, and facilitation. It’s everything you always wanted to know about OWS but were afraid to ask. Schedule below. The conference is free but space in the auditorium is limited, so please let us know if you’re coming (at our Facebook event page or at editors [at] nplusonemag.com) and please come on time.

The Occupy Gazette Team

PS Gazette #3 will be on hand.

Occupy Onwards
Presented by Occupy! Gazette, Verso, and n+1


12:00 to 1:00
The Banks: What Can Be Done?

Julia Ott, New School
Doug Henwood, Left Business Observer
Carne Ross, OWS Alternative Banking Group
Moderator: Astra Taylor, Occupy! Gazette

1:15 to 2:15
Lessons from the Past/Possible Futures

Ann Snitow, New School
L. A. Kauffman, Global Justice Movement
Yotam Marom, OWS Direct Action WG
Moderator: Asher Dupuy-Spencer, CUNY Grad Center, OWS Labor WG

Lunch Break
Reports from:
Zephyr Teachout, Fordham Law, OWS Legal WG
Leo Eisenstein, OWS Facilitation WG
Nick Mirzoeff, OWS Education and Empowerment WG
Micah Landau, OWS Labor WG
and others

Also: Screening printing with OWS screenprinters guild!

4:00 to 5:00
Foreclosures and Resistance

Mark Naison, Fordham
Sarah Ludwig, NEDAP
Alyssa Katz, New York World
Eliot Tarver, Organizing for Occupation/OWS
Moderator: Mark Winston Griffith

5:15 to 6:15
Debt: Student, Housing, Historical

David Graeber, Debt, The First 5,000 Years
Mike Konczal, Roosevelt Institute
Brian Kalkbrenner, Occupy Student Debt
Moderator: Sarah Jaffe, Alternet