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Occupy Summer School is in the New Yorker!

August 4, 2015

I’m super proud to say that Alex Carp, a journalist who was present for more than half of Occupy Summer School last month, did a fantastic job of writing up the OSS experiment for the New Yorker’s Talk Of The Town column.

Here is Alex’s New Yorker Piece, called “Protest U,”┬áplease enjoy!

We also got coverage from the German Public Radio, which includes a picture:

I'm the blue-haired person on the left.

I’m the blue-haired person on the left.

Anyone who speaks German can go ahead and tell me if it’s a nice piece.

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  1. rob
    August 4, 2015 at 11:32 am

    It’s a very nice, though brief and basic piece. It explains how they young women worked together with Occupy veterans on issues beyond police brutality to deeper social inequalities of racism and social stereotyping, for example, that 70% of drug users are white, but 90% those incarcerated for it are black. In the last paragraph Gerald explains the rationale of a peaceful protest: when there’s any violence at a demonstration, the media will focus on it rather than on the protest message, any educational value for the public may be lost and the protest can backfire. The little article is a case in point. It’s 100% positive. (Btw, that’s the back of my neck in the foreground. I had a great time conversing with the students about the issues, their experiences, their expectations. They were all brilliant, and the protest, with its informational cupcakes, was clever and delightful. Congratulations to all!)

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    • August 4, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      Thank you! And thanks so much for coming!!!!

      On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 11:32 AM, mathbabe wrote:

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  2. August 4, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Wow, Cathy! The New Yorker piece is wonderful. Congratulations! Super proud of the group and especially you for dedicating lots time and energy to the project.

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