College Professors are now teaching SD Youth to “OCCUPY”

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              San Diego City College students were inspired by Occupy San Diego protesters (at public Schools)

and marched around the campus chanting, “Walk out, walk out, walk

out for your education.” Full story here

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Also, Southwestern jumps into “Occupy” (below)

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Media Alert

For Immediate Release

Southwestern College Professors to Hold “Occupy Democracy” Event

What

Three professors at Southwestern College will hold a forum to discuss the grassroots “Occupy” movements around the U.S. and the world and to encourage political involvement among 18- to 24-year-olds.

Professor of Political Science Phil Saenz says the goal is to educate and motivate campus efforts to effect political change: “The timing is ripe because there is need to channel the energy into action and the elections are coming up. We will address economic disparity, corporate greed, the rising cost of tuition, Obama’s proposed tax plan, and the need for voter registration and political activism.

“I will also address problems relating to rising textbook costs, home foreclosures, and the expanding divide between the wealthy, middle class and the poor.   I am going to try to lead an effort to end the practice of publishers changing editions for little or no reason and passing these costs to students. We will come up with a list of demands that we will ask candidates to endorse. We are calling this a ‘Contract with Students.’”

Saenz, along with professors Alejandro Orozco and Victor Chavez, will share the setting with a voting booth and will provide voter registration forms. The forum will include a segment during which participants will be asked to text five friends to encourage them to register and vote, a question-and-answer session and planning for follow-up workshops.

When

11 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, October 27, 2011

Where

The “free speech” patio on the west side of the Student Union Cafeteria
Southwestern College
900 Otay Lakes Rd.
Chula Vista, CA 91910-7299
Driving directions and map at swccd.edu/map

More information

http://www.swccd.edu/2ndLevel/index.asp?L1=10&wn=10/2011/619

Contact: Prof. Phil Saenz, (619) 421-6700, ext. 5869 or psaenz@swccd.edu.

 
UPDATE: Here it is and Judge for yourself Nov. 27, 12 noon

 

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