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Occupiers to Hold Teach-In Talks

In accordance with the agendas of the national Occupy Colleges effort, the Occupy Penn State group will be hosting a slew of distinguished speakers over the next several days.

The group, which has camped out in the HUB for the past several weeks in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protestors, hopes that these speakers will help educate and empower students with their movement. The event will be held in the “occupied” area of the HUB, which is directly inside the Pollock Road entrance (if you haven’t noticed them by now).

The tentative agenda is as follows:

Wednesday, November 2nd

9 am – Dr. Jamie Campbell – Speaking about MLK’s legacy and preaching non-violence.

10 am – Prof. Sajay Samuel – Speaking about ethics and economic ideology.

11 am – Prof. Dan Letwin – Letwin will initiate an informal Q&A with students.

2 pm – Dr. Eric Hayot – Speaking on the fall and rise of socialism.

4 pm – Dr. Nan Woodruff –  Woodruff will provide a historian’s perspective.

*Prof. Alan Derickson will speak following Dr. Woodruff

Thursday, November 3rd

2:45 pm – Doug Mason – Speaking on the current threats of nuclear weapons.

4 pm – Jon Gobeil – Speaking on the economic crisis specifically income inequality.

5 pm – Dr. Sam Richards – Speaking on the driving forces behing the occupy movement.

6 pm – Peter Buckland from Sustainability Now – Speaking on education as the assembly line to obsolescence or a garden for regeneration

Friday, November 4th

12:30 pm – Prof. Paul Clark – Speaking about the changing levels of opportunity available to current and former generations in pursuit of a better life.

About the Author

Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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