Past Event

The Occupy Moment: What Does Democracy Look Like?

The Occupy Wall Street movement has captured the imagination of people around the globe. Important questions have been raised about how we can re-invent a more equitable and fair system globally and locally. Join us on Jane Addams Day to reflect on the Occupy moment and what it means for the future. 

Featured panelists include:

Nathan Brown, scholar activist at UC Davis

Bernardine Dohrn, immediate past director and founder of the Children and Family Justice Center

Adam Green (moderator), historian and author of Selling the Race: Culture and Community in Black Chicago 

Amisha Patel, community organizer and executive director of Grassroots Collaborative

Vijay Prashad, author of The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World and commentator on world affairs

Also, performances by poets Kevin Coval and FM Supreme and perspectives on the Occupy movement from local respondents

co-sponsored by Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, The Public Square and In These Times




Free and open to the public. For mroe information please call 312.422.5580.

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