Marking the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, this event looks at its influence on the world today. While Occupy was short-lived and dismissed by some critics, it launched a new wave of social protest, and contributed both ideas and people that drive today’s progressive agenda—from the “99 percent” mantra to the presidential candidacy of Bernie Sanders to the “Fight for $15.” This discussion examines the impact of Occupy Wall Street on today’s protests, political parties, the labor movement, and more.
Hear from a panel of activists who participated in the Occupy movement, featuring: Suresh Naidu, professor of economics and international and public affairs at Columbia University; Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy and a Bloomberg Opinion columnist; and Nelini Stamp, national director of strategy and partnership for the Working Families Party. Moderated by Ruth Milkman, distinguished professor of sociology and history at the CUNY Graduate Center and at the CUNY School of Labor Studies, who has written on Occupy Wall Street and related social movements.
September 22, 2021: 7:30 PM
Presented with the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality.