Thursday, September 6, 2012
Roundtable on the Origins of Occupy Wall Street
Humanities Center Lectures: Media and Social Change
Thursday, September 6, 2012 | 4:30 pm, Porter Hall #100
Jasiri X, Pittsburgh rapper, political critic and author of rap song: Occupy (We the 99), will speak about his music as well as one of his projects, Occupy the Hood.
Bill Scott, Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, will describe his experience founding the OWS Library at Zuccotti Park.
Maria Del Mar Rosa Rodriguez, Professor of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon University, will tell us about the Spanish Indignados movement that preceded OWS.
Chris Wike, PhD student in Literary and Cultural Studies at Carnegie Mellon University, will explain the relationship between student debt and the origins of Occupy.
Mohammed Bamyeh, Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, will speak on the Arab Spring as an antecedent to Occupy.
Dana Balicki, Member of the Occupy Wall Street PR Team, will recount how OWS has approached local and national media, as well as about how OWS has created its own alternative media forms.
Kathy M. Newman, Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University, will speak about Adbusters magazine's claim to having “started” OWS.