Minutes 2/2/12

Facilitator : Samantha /// Minutes: Shay

Rebbecca is part of move on Westchester core council
Would like to foster our connection w/them and show support at their events.
Meeting this Monday 7pm. Email Rebbecca if ud like to go
**Rebbecca will put link on fb,
??maybe one on wordpress too
Samantha’s letter to faculty inviting them to our meetings
Feb 7. Meeting with faculty. Have representatives there to ask for signatures on solidarity letter, slash invite them to our meetings w/letter
Could stand outside w/this stuff if all else fails
**Shay will email KIM asking about how/who will announce this for us?
Maybe ask tenure faculty… komozi, david p, marilyn p

senate financial forum feb 23rd tits lecture hall 6-8pm – cool lets go!

working group breakdown
updating from 12 potential groups, ending on 4. Will continue to define and figure out particulars this sunday at 2pm meeting. So far… Below:

RESPONSIBLE FOR: -publicizing our ows group
-planning outreach events on campus and maybe with suny purchase nearby
-organizing rountable events
-creating forum for occupy incorporation w/slc studies
-In charge of spreading info around slc about events happening at other occupations, as the continue to happen
-In charge of creating a system for bringing students to Westchester to volunteer w/various groups, actions, etc.
(-In charge of tapping into our student resources: ex. School van rentals, senate funding, etc. etc. etc. for actions on campus and to mobilize us elsewhere (nyc, Westchester, etc.)
-in charge of spreading awareness of these resources to the greater slc community)

RESPONSIBLE FOR: -being open to supporting other groups on campus to make their actions happen – campus labor group? Events in solidarity with workers
-creating events on campus in direct response to needs at slc
-promoting their own events, by making online event pages and sending out emails to inform others of direct action.
-taking immediate action on campus in response to incidents at occupations around the globe & informing both slc’s occupy group, and the larger community, of these events when they are happening

RESPONSIBLE FOR: -Publications (and new section in the phoenix?)
-In charge of updating our wordpress w/bi-weekly minutes
-checking the occupyslc general email                                                                                – archives/photos/press stuff for events and getting the word out (beyond campus) about slc occupy ongoings      -checking our occupy twitter as often as possible to keep it up to date and active
-creating an occupy slc facebook page (not just group)

RESPONSIBLE FOR: -Creating a system and resources for bringing students to nyc to volunteer w/various groups, actions, etc. part-time
-in charge of getting in touch with students at other schools to strengthen the student movement, and co-host events etc.
-planning, promoting, organizing occupy art event in nyc

Working Group Bottom-liners as of now… to be further discussed sunday at 2pm meeting:
D.A.- Samantha
NYC- Easton, Vita
OUTREACH- Hazel, Kayleigh, Shay

AWARA- meeting at bates meeting room 8:30 tonight

Phoenix will give us a spot in their paper for stuff in the city and here at school

Workers appreciation dinner- still looking for people to lead subgroups, and casual volunteers

Shays rundown of OccupyColleges conference call…DETAILS BELOW (as requested) Set up by INTEROCCUPY, see website for more info:

-national call for colleges to have teach-in’s one week before the march 1st action. Feb 22/23rd. Should we organize something as a group since this is such short notice???

-March 1st Protest/March for education… it would be cool if we could have some occupy SLC rep in the city and on campus. ALSO, OccupyColleges is trying to create some type of petition type thing for people to be able to sign online if they cannot attend events. (This petition would be against what has been happening in higher education and a call for change) Could possibly be handed off to Obama by students…

-Possible DC Roadtrip event. go to “OCCUPYCONGRESSSTUDENTS” on twitter for more info.. they will try to have a conference call soon.

It is decided we want to do stuff during the national teach-in days… lets throw out ideas since its coming up so soon..

-Non violent protest workshop
-An informal event for outreach to set up to make ows friendly (AKA Free speech event we had this past fall)
-Occupy education/occupy student loans (read minutes from their meeting), maybe we could combine with them
-Info session on subtracted companies that serve our campus
-Informal or formal discussion panel: students &/or professors. who can we get?
PANEL SHOULD DISCUSS/EXPLAIN: Why is this important UP HERE!? And at slc?
-One other panel to explain what occupy is NOW and what theyre doing NOW:
w/activists from city and maybe other teachers/students etc.                                     – Small hands-on discussion groups with students and professors given a particular topic or issue related to occupy

*emails to send out tonight: Write your assigned professor(s) and ask them if/how they would like to be involved in these teach-in days. Send them the above ideas if you want. See what their interest level is/ what their concerns may be. Explain we are aproaching a small handful of professors and
EASTON– Priscilla and kim and marilyn
HAZEL– rema and Komozi
KAYLEIGH– suzanne
HAZEL & SHAY– Speak to David Peritz on monday
ETHAN- marina vitkin
VITA– Dominic & Kristin Sands & Art department?  & Ellen Nescar


Minutes 26/1/12


  • Minutes taken by Ethan
  • Start by making an agenda, what we want to do, announcements
  • Report Backs
  • Archives?
  • Organizing going to the city as a group
  • Event this Saturday,
  • Managing SLC occupy stuff online, splitting into working groups
  • Publication
  • Becoming an official club
  • Food co-op
  • Going through agenda items one by one as schedule
  • Recap of last semester

Recap of last semester

  • organized a teach in, held in heimbold. First big event, 100 people. Faculty participation
  • Sarah Lawrence occupy social networks, WordPress, twitter, blog, etc. spread awareness
  • Follow up event–facilitation workshop, then chatted about things to do next semester

Last meeting

  • Weekly meeting time
  • Official/unofficial club
  • What do we want more of?
  • Some questions were answered, but some are still open
  • Suggestion about working occupy wall street into conference work
    • Hard to coordinate–spread work about occupy through projects and etc


  • Rob–started working with general committee through vanguard (publication platform)–pedagogue form for college. Help project voice on institution. Vanguard weekly meetings Monday 900 in McCracken meeting room. Sets of meetings, working with class president to coordinate with campus events. Trying to get faculty to participate in event. 
  • Shay–this Saturday there will be an event, occupy river town. How occupation relates to life of people. Organized by concerned families of westfhester, school groups. They would like to be more involved. Could open up dialogue with them. Could figure out getting a van.
    • Occupy town square this Saturday in Washington square park
    • We could take a van for that
    • Non Facebook–make a google group through our school emails. May not work, wil be looked into
  • Publication
  • Sunday at 630, meeting about starting a food co-op, in the McCracken meeting room


  • Proposal for making a publication. Group working toward making this publication
  • People who are interested can meet up
  • Trying to get money for our OWN publication or occupy issue in ONE other publication?
  • Talk about what is going on that people are pissed about — for people who aren’t Internet friendly
  • Discuss what’s on our minds, could go on agenda.
  • Would love to open up that conversation ^
  • Do we want to make a pub? We have a lot of resources, but there are a LOT of publications, we could use those to our own advantage. Special occupy section
  • Working groups, form them. Organizational structure
  • Needs to be a working group, save time in meetings


  • Problems with keeping it a horizontally organized movement and turning it into an official club. So keep it a club or keep it an informal group?
  • Pros and cons
    • Informal group, doesn’t make much of a difference
    • Formal group, gets funding, but needs a chair and co-chair etc.
  • Clubs, do resources become more available–probably. More access to vans and etc. — someone should look into this
  • Do we want funding and access to club space–this is the question
  • Although, it’s pretty easy to go to senate and request money
  • Could go either way. It comes down to access to club space. Do we need it? I mean, we are here
  • Finance group

Working groups

  • Rough draft list of groups we need, how will we split off?
  • Throw out ideas and post them online
  • What is our mission? Foster a mission to occupy city, spread awareness, etc.
  • “SLC students and faculty that are involved with the occupy movement” — mission statement
  • Working groups let us decide how we can be more involved
  • Find a place to discuss occupy and come up with ideas. Find an arena.
  • A place where we can discuss what is happening at SLC
  • Collaborate w/people Ipin the city
  • Occupy movement is too democratic for a mission statement
  • Support system for whatever we want to do.
  • Benefit of it is that people are working n smaller issues.
  • Working groups meet separately, weekly or whatever and break out into clusters
  • The more we split up the more we can lose people
  • Inability to be working with other groups at the same time
  • Working groups meet and have shorter break outs
  • Put out needs, others put out resources
  • Biweekly thing, push for attendence, big group; individual work group meetings; weekly groups as a large groups — vote. Biweekly meetings wins.
  • Brainstorm about ideas for working groups
  • Working group that is about plugging into occupy in the city
  • Financial work group
  • Separate direct action group
  • Publication work group
  • Twitter account, “what’s happening now” account. Workgroup
  • Round table discussion group about occupy workgroup
  • Make a doodle for next meeting
  • Time suggestions? Next week same time unless something changes, as a backup


-Archives: Should we be doing anything other than taking minutes to document our meetings? Pictures, journals, etc.

-Easton will look into forming a non-facebook group that will work for people (google groups may be an issue for some slc emails)

-Easton is forming a childcare collective. Email him for more info/to be involved.

-It is our general understanding that we do not need to form an official club. We will not benefit financially any more so from senate if were official vs. unofficial.

-March 1st!! Lets talk about action etc. in our working groups.


1 Finance, 2 Events/Direct Action on Campus, 3 Involvement in NYC, 4 Campus Labor Group, 5 Internet/ Communication, 6 Publications, 7 Direct Action, 8 Conference Projects/ Incorporation w/studies, 9 Occupy Art, 10 Student Connection w/other Schools, 11 Outreach on Camps, 12 Roundtable Discussions

*brainstorm and downsize for next week so we’re nt all split in a million directions.

Facilitation Workshop Notes

[ Hi Folks – These are the notes I (Kat) took during the facilitation workshop we had before winter break. They formatted themselves a little funny but I’m not sure how to edit them. Please let me know if they need clarifying ]


“What is consensus & How does it work?”
An informal facilitation workshop with Stephan Fink and Jillian Quinn Buckley of Occupy Wall Street



  • got in two groups, gave us the question: what would make you feel more comfortable in this space? to get accustomed to process
  • reviewed hand signals: spirit fingers, block
  • in facilitation – during review, she asked to hear from female-bodied folks since people who had spoken were both men

Ground Rules

  • active listening/internalizing
  • step up/step back: if you’re speaking a lot, sometimes step back and vise versa
  • be aware of voice volume
  • be aware of time limits
  • be present
  • progressive stack: folks with hands raised – people who are typically marginalized get listed first on stack if hands raised at same time. Same for folks who speak a lot.
  • look at needs behind what someone is saying, rather than comparing opinion: be empathetic, constructive
  • respect the space: self-facilitate, don’t put “baggage” on others
    • She went through and did temp check on items
      • brief discussion of gender powers on campus vs. general society
      • clarification of computer use


  • way of taking notes
  • Pizza example
  • like bubble graph
  • way of thinking “expansively” since our brains don’t really work linearly
  • in facilitation, he asks to hear last one from someone who hasn’t spoken yet

Consensus Explanation

    • applause in sign language is spirit fingers up – means I’m In Agreement
      • nuances of hand signals
  • finger pointing up – Point Of Information
    • info that changes the dialogue
    • used if person speaking is basing what they’re saying on wrong info
    • is a FACT that is a FACT to everyone
    • IMMEDIATELY gets attention, jumps folks on stack
  • “C” shape is clarifying question
    • recognizing that there’s something ambiguous about what person is saying that needs clarification
    • IMMEDIATELY gets attention, jumps folks on stack
  • Hands in shape of up triangle
    • Point of Process
    • gets folks on track – brings us to the agenda point we’re at
    • used often if we’re on Questions and some begins to rant instead of ask question
    • Should be directed at facilitator – NOT at person who is off process
  • Wagging fingers back and forth away from body
    • used to ask facilitator for permission to do the back and forth, get permission first
    • calls folks out for individual conversation if inappropriate, if convo doesn’t pertain to everyone
    • solution: ‘come talk with me afterward’
    • similar to point of process, actually, use point of process instead
  • Block
    • forearms crossed across chest
    • means: I have moral ethical safety concern that’s so big and I’ve tried raising this in other forms and I feel like I’ve been left behind in this and if this goes on, I’m leaving
    • overused at OWS a lot
    • this is – “this is totally racist” and unacceptable NOT “I don’t agree”
    • ask, is this something that’s going to completely halt our movement? if so, then it’s appropriate
    • Discussion of Process: THIS PROCESS IS NOT VOTING
      • should take vibes on agenda
      • Fake Proposal: We should all wear green shirts from now on!!!
  1. Facilitator says, Now for the Proposal: Proposer person has floor, explains reasons for proposal
  2. Fac says, great. Questions? Open Stack:
  • take names, people talk individually and are answered individually
  • close stack if lots of repetitions
  1. Fac opens Concerns. Open Stack:
  • don’t have clarifying questions, but have concerns like, I hate Green
  1. Fac opens Friendly Amendments
  • “I think we should actually wear pink shirts”
  • make additions to proposal
  • Proposer can decide to take it or not take it
  • up to proposer to accept amendment: if someone has issue with amendment, can block it and then address that.
  1. Temp Check:
  • Proposer restates proposal with amendments accepted, doesn’t say ones not accepted
  • if not good reception, offer for them to table it
  • offer to meet with folks separately to have clarifying conversation so we can agree on something: a break-out group is suited for people who really care about the issue
  1. Ask for Blocks
  • No blocks? – CONSENSUS!!!!!!!!!!
  • Blocks: each gets to voice why
  • OWS does 9/10 – if ten percent are against, not doing it
  1. Stand Asides:
  • middle spirit fingers, or they stand aside
  • means: I’m not into it, not a moral concern though, but I understand its important to you so that’s okay
    • **OWS is using 9/10ths more often now, which is not cool
    • ROLES
  1. Facilitator
  • front of room, mirror back to the group what they’re seeing.
  • responsible for moving process forward,
  • do not give opinions or twinkle
  • keep folks accountable
  1. Stack Keeper
  • see people for stack
  • write name down
  1. Fac Greeter
  • help folks understand the process, explain why off process or what’s going on
  1. Vibes
  • calls group out for vibes, offers solutions to equalize vibes
  • spirit vegetables are one, dances, give inspirational speeches,
  1. Time
  • make signs, raise them
  • 1 min, 30 sec, times up
  • “We love you, Time is Up”

Roleplay Activity

  • We Leanred: use discretion regarding facilitator’s participation


  • To focus folks:
    • clap once if you can hear me, repeated until silent
    • Mic Check
      • not to be used if 2 people are arguing,
      • After usin Point of Process without avail, use instead clap once if you can hear me to bring back to silence so folks aren’t comfortable yelling anymore
      • Projecting
      • Redirecting folks if arguing –
      • “I’m hearing”
        • be active listeners, reflecting back what’s said in the room.
        • I’m hearing this concern, is it common?
        • Okay, you’re obviously uncomfortable with this person, so let’s get a mediator but move it out of the larger space
        • Provide outlet: Soap Box after GA or before
        • Building a culture
          • accountability to their actions
          • Facs should be cheerleader role, get people hyped – get people invested
            • take a moment to celebrate consensus
            • be supportive, but not personally involved
            • keep group vibes in mind
  • part of the process is breaking process when it needs to happen, taking group’s thoughts into consideration: ex. should we try to get consensus about this proposal, or postpone it for smaller meetings?
  • If folks are fighting and screaming, its your responsibility to settle it. BUT if they aren’t listening to your mediation, use the HAND SYMBOL of hands over head in shape of house: “Bring it home” “respect the house” – says to folks having side convos to be quiet, so fac can address fighting parties by saying, “I’m not moving forward until this is over”
  • Breakout Groups
    • who’s interested in specific thing? meet afterward
    • Bottom Lining
      • I’ll bottom line buying the tents
        • person responsible for finding tents at good prices, bringing back to group for consensus, logistically get to park
        • coordinator to get those things to happen

Statement of Solidarity with Brutalized Occupy Protesters

Statement of Solidarity

With Brutalized Occupy Protesters

Our First Amendment protects certain values that are inseparable from democratic life. Every violation, trivialization, or bastardization of these is an abuse of power. At this hour of great social awakening, our right to peaceably assemble is arguably the most crucial and is currently the most aggressively denied.

The recent incidents of police brutality against peaceful student protesters at the UC Universities and Baruch College reflect a widespread attack on democracy occurring across our nation. The recent attacks on peaceful demonstrations at Occupy Oakland and occupations across the nation are also evidence of this. These attacks have risen from fear of a functioning democracy, targeting citizens who claim the basic rights they were promised. The violent responses to student demonstrations reveal a repressive system of power that is threatened by peaceful resistance.

We, the undersigned of Sarah Lawrence College, stand in solidarity with students and occupiers all over the country as they demand justice for acts of violence that have breached their trust in institutions of higher learning, and as they strive to reintegrate the promise of democracy into our governing systems. We stand in solidarity with the Occupy Movement that continues to mobilize Americans toward reclaiming their rights, voices, and futures. We the people can be the powers that be.

If you want to stand in solidarity with the 153 who have already signed this statement,

please visit http://www.change.org/petitions/sarah-lawrence-college-statement-of-solidarity-with-brutalized-student-protesters)
If you are interested in being a part of Occupy Sarah Lawrence, please email us at occupysarahlawrence@gmail.com, and/or visit us this Thursday at 5pm in the Black Squirrel. All are welcome.

In Solidarity (List in Formation),

Sahil Bhalla,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Adeel Salman,bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Chloe  Moser,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Mostafa El Manzalawy,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Sadie Spencer,Berlin,,10961,DE,11/30/2011

Shay Roman,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Kristy Mitchell,Stephenville,TX,76401,United States,11/30/2011

Professor maria negroni, Bronxville NY,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Professor Jan Drucket,New York,NY,10023,United States,11/30/2011

Professor Suzanne Gardinier ,New York,NY,10023-3324,United States,11/30/2011

Kaia Zimmerman,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Ingrid Loveras,Yonkers,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Professor Una Chung, Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Emma Casey,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Michelle Huber,bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Gloria Hurst,Hawthorne,CA,90250,United States,11/30/2011

Robin DeLuise,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Beatrice Mora,Foothill Ranch,CA,92610,United States,11/30/2011

Marie Howe,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Rebekkah Olson,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Zoe Frederick,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Professor Priscilla Murolo,Yonkers,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Dylan Debelis,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Valentina Mann,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Andrea Cetra,Brooklyn,NY,11215,United States,11/30/2011

Sophia Clark,Glenwood springs,CO,81623,United States,11/30/2011

Lyde Cullen Sizer,Hastings-on-Hudson,NY,10706,United States,11/30/2011

Gabriel Barreto,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Roxann MtJoy,Mount Vernon,NY,10552,United States,11/30/2011

Sarah Lewis,Bronxville,,10708,FR,11/30/2011

Majia Nadesan,Scottsdale,AZ,85266,United States,11/30/2011

Allison Kalnik,White Plains,NY,12572,United States,11/30/2011

Alice Quinlan,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Allie Amoscat,Woodland HIlls,CA,91364,United States,11/30/2011

Alex Shifman,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

rowan magee,Brooklyn,NY,11238,United States,11/30/2011

Russell Cohen Hoffing,bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Shannon Lippert,Melrose,MA,02176,United States,11/30/2011

Sarah Healy,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Simone Recasner,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Baxter Townsend,Bronxville,NY,10708-5940,United States,11/30/2011

Honor Burn,Bronxville,CA,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Fiona Mahon,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Shambala Fisher,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Kat N,Irmo,SC,29063,United States,11/30/2011

Kathryn York,Flat Rock,MI,48134,United States,11/30/2011

Michael Cohen,Brooklyn,NY,11211,United States,11/30/2011

David Fieni,Mount Vernon,NY,10552,United States,11/30/2011

Katherine Steward,Lyndonville,VT,05851,United States,11/30/2011

S M,bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Monica Wise,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

K. Hannah Friedman,Chicago,IL,60660,United States,11/30/2011

William Northup,Davis,CA,95616,United States,11/30/2011

Juan Sebastian Barreneche,New York,NY,10028,United States,11/30/2011

Justin Lutz,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

David Mazzzucchi,New York,NY,10029,United States,11/30/2011

Kyle Kochersperger,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Joey De Jesus,Brooklyn,NY,11221,United States,11/30/2011

Professor Shahnaz Rouse,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Pranaya Rana,bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Jessica Goodwin,New York,NY,10019,United States,11/30/2011

katiana carey-simms,Berkeley,CA,94704-1909,United States,11/30/2011

Tyler McGuckin,Hasboruck Heights,NJ,07604,United States,11/30/2011

Rebecca Stuart,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Jordan Knight,Irvine,CA,92620,United States,11/30/2011

Lukas Fauset,Bronxville,NY,10007,United States,11/30/2011

C. Kimmi Ramnine,Brooklyn,NY,11235,United States,11/30/2011

Emma Staffaroni,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Wells Albritton,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Emily Hicks,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Professor Kim Ferguson,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Mia Henley,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Shoumik  Bhattacharya ,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Michael Bentz,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Shivani Mehta,Mumbai,,400056,India,11/30/2011

Monica Lerch,bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Jane Quigley,Brooklyn,NY,11211,United States,11/30/2011

Melody Lee,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Joseph A. W. Quintela,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

linwood lewis,bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Victoria Lepore,Yonkers,NY,10703,United States,11/30/2011

kelly gilbert,bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Galen Marshall-Clark,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Dominic  Corva,Seattle,NY,9802,United States,11/30/2011

Tanay Warerkar,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Lukas Martinelli,Pleasant Hill,CA,94523,United States,11/30/2011

Professor Komozi Woodard,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Catherine O’Sullivan,New York,NY,10039,United States,11/30/2011

Alexis  Ingram,Providence,RI,02908,United States,11/30/2011

will castelli,bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Ellen  W,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Sebastien Kelso,Tracy,CA,95304,United States,11/30/2011

Nathaniel Rosenthalis,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Samantha Felmus,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Kimberly Christensen,Bronxville,NY,10708 ,United States,11/30/2011

Brigid Conroy,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Carly  Ayala,New York,NY,10034,United States,11/30/2011

Laura Ayala,NYC,NY,10034,United States,11/30/2011

Ellen Herra,New York,NY,10026,United States,11/30/2011

lucia curiel,potomac,MD,20854,United States,11/30/2011

Jessica Cymerman,Los Angeles,CA,90027,United States,11/30/2011

Jennifer Garvey,Mt Vernon,NY,10552,United States,11/30/2011

Shelby Martin,Brooklyn,NY,11207,United States,11/30/2011

mackenzie Gassett,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Zach Brady,Hackensack,NJ,07601,United States,11/30/2011

Julia Lee,East Hampton,NY,11937,United States,11/30/2011

Charles Milliken,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Nachi Conde-Farley,Yonkers,NY,10708,United States,11/30/2011

Anna Opryszko,Rockville,MD,20850-2135,United States,11/30/2011

Mark Lungociu,Rockville,MD,20852,United States,12/01/2011

james m nordlund,Fargo,ND,58102,United States,12/01/2011

Hillary  Bernhardt,Millersville,MD,21108,United States,12/01/2011

Emily Johnson,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,12/01/2011

hazel Kiefer,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,12/01/2011

Lauren Stein,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,12/01/2011

Rachel Sander,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,12/01/2011

Tessa Noonan,Boone,NC,28608,United States,12/01/2011

Alan Haggard,San Diego,CA,92105-5104,United States,12/01/2011

Sarah DeSocio,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,12/01/2011

John Collector,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,12/01/2011

Daniella Benavides,bronxville,NY,10708,United States,12/01/2011

Emily Stokes,Sellersville,PA,18960,United States,12/01/2011

Alia Shinbrough,Bronxville,NY,08816,United States,12/01/2011

David Hauss,bronxville,NY,10708,United States,12/01/2011

Nadia Brent,New York,NY,10023-7819,United States,12/01/2011

Milah Libin,Brooklyn,NY,11217,United States,12/01/2011

Sean FitzGerald,louisville,KY,40205,United States,2011-12-02

Alberto Mei,BRONXVILLE,NY,10708,United States,2011-12-02

Emma Duncan,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,2011-12-02

Stephen Ira,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,2011-12-02

Thomas Loder,Dedham,MA,02026,United States,2011-12-02

Melissa  Vaughan-Kleppel,Greenville,SC,29611,United States,2011-12-03

Emma Bloom,Sharon,MA,02067,United States,2011-12-03

Kayleigh Salstrand,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,2011-12-03

Jisu Kim,Norman,OK,300-825,United States,2011-12-03

Alice  Amundson,Missoula,MT,59801,United States,2011-12-03

Jordan Sjol,Yonkers,NY,10701,United States,2011-12-03

Daniel Hopen,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,2011-12-03

vaughn bergen,New York,NY,10024,United States,2011-12-03

Priya Charry,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,2011-12-04

Talia Amatulli,Mount Vernon,NY,10552,United States,2011-12-04

Julie Bulger,Pleasant View,CO,81234,United States,2011-12-11

Sean McIntyre,Houston,TX,77005,United States,2011-12-12

Easton Smith,Brooklyn,NY,11216,United States,2012-01-20

Ezra  Marcus,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,2012-01-27

Russell Cohen-Hoffing,bronxville,NY,10708,United States,2012-01-27

Liam O’Brien,bronxville,NY,10708,United States,2012-01-27

Dominick  Boyle,bronxville,NY,10708,United States,2012-01-27

lucy kahn,bronxville,NY,10708,United States,2012-01-27

Maggie Jenne,bronxville,NY,10708,United States,2012-01-27

Rachel Forbes,Bronxville,NY,10708,United States,2012-01-27

Zach Brady,bronxville,NY,10708,United States,2012-01-27

Event: Facilitation Workshop & Meeting of the Minds

Saturday, December 3rd, from 3-5pm in the SLC Pillow Room
“What is consensus & How does it work?”
An informal facilitation workshop with Stephan Fink and Jillian Quinn Buckley of Occupy Wall Street
“How can full time students be more involved in the Occupy Movement?” 
A creative discussion concerning the student “role” in the Occupy Movement. An organizational meeting for future campus involvement with OWS.”
Join us this Saturday and lend your voice.
RSVP via FB event: http://www.facebook.com/events/225514360853543/

OWS Teach-In Information

First SLC Teach-InThe following are each speaker’s short biographies and descriptions  of their discussions from today’s teach-in:

  1. Kim Christensen (Economics and Public Policy Professor at Sarah Lawrence College)

Bio: Dr. Christensen’s research focuses on the intersection of economics with public policy issues, with a particular emphasis on issues of race, gender, class, and labor. She is a long-time political activist, most recently involved in OWS.

Talk: “How Did We Get Here? The Economic and Political Context for OWS.”: “Following a brief survey of the state of the mortgage/housing market, this talk situates the current economic crisis in the deregulation mania of the 1990s and 2000s, and in the increasing inequalities of income and wealth. We will locate this increasing inequality in both structural changes in the global economy and in regressive government policies that disproportionately favor the top 1%.”

  1. Dominic Corva (Latin American Politics Professor at Sarah Lawrence College):

Bio: Dr. Corva is a Political Geographer. His research interests include the role of social movements in political formation, the geopolitics of the “war on drugs” in the Western Hemisphere, transnational governance and state repression, biopolitics and hegemonic strategy, and the political economy of commodity chains.

Talk: “Cautionary Tales, Horizontal Tactics and Common Grounds: Notes and Notions from Occupied Latin America”: This talk presents parallels between the politics and tactics of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and those of recent social movements in Latin America that are also concerned with inequality and the dominance of financial interests in their governments’ economic policies.

  1. Jamee Moudud (Economics Professor at Sarah Lawrence College):

Bio: Dr. Moudud is an economics professor whose research publications focus on the relationship between industrial competition, innovation, and the developmental welfare state.

Talk: “Challenging the Austerity Framework: Notes for the Occupy Wall Street Movement”: This talk will suggest that the scholarly work that should underpin the potential positive contributions of the OWS has to (a) link business history with the struggle for social justice (b) show why the call for social relief and the role of the State has nothing to do with “socialism” as the Tea Party suggests (c) show the need for a Jobs program based, in part, on repairing and extending the country’s decaying public infrastructure: in short the need for a New Poor People’s campaign and (d) show that long-term socio-economic problems facing the country and the world will deepen with austerity measures which tend to squash innovations of all kinds.

  1. Joey De Jesus (2nd year Graduate Student at Sarah Lawrence College):

Bio: Recent graduate of Oberlin College currently a second year in the MFA program in poetry. He has been involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Talk: “The Presence of Poetry in the Occupy Wall Street Camps”: This talk will discuss poetry events in the Occupy Wall Street Camp at Liberty Square/Zucatti Park. It will highlight some ways in which the movement is being used as a platform for poetic discourse as exemplified by the Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology. This talk will also discuss the way poetry confronts the commodification of language by eliminating silence and by emphasizing a mode of communication that relies on the human capacity for empathy over explanation, fact-telling and narrative rationality. Poetry is a way of being, not a way of getting something done, and is, perhaps, the proposed alternative the Occupy Wall Street movement asks for.

  1. Jillian Buckley (Alumni, SLC’ 11):

Bio: Graduated in 2011 from the MFA program in poetry. Currently in outreach working group at occupy wall street.

We were able to stream the event LIVE today!! To view these clips, click here!

Here is the itinerary from our event today!

Got comments or questions regarding the event? Let.us.know. Email occupysarahlawrence@gmail.com if you want more information or want to be put on our email list!


OWS Teach-In: Saturday November 19th!

In the context of the current economic crisis, and initiatives to push through austerity programs by some political forces:

What is the Occupy Wall Street Movement about, and what are some of the issues and challenges it confronts?

Please join us for a Teach-In with SLC faculty members who will provide a historical, political, economic, and social analysis on the current situation. Speakers: Jamee Moudud (Economics), Dominic Corva (Latin American Politics), and Kim Christensen (Economics). With SLC Alumnus Jillian Quinn Buckley, and Graduate Student Joey De Jesus.

Moderated by: Ingrid Loveras, Rob Winslow, and Shay Roman.

This Teach-In is a mutual dialogue among all members of our community regarding this important political movement.

Here is our FB event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=321036834580180

And if you can’t be there, watch us LIVE: http://www.ustream.tv/user/OccupySarahLawrence