Narratives of the 99%: Storytelling in Occupy and Beyond

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Narratives of the 99%: Storytelling in Occupy and Beyond

Thursday, March 7, 6-8pm

CUNY Graduate Center

365 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10016

James Gallery

Telling personal stories can empower storytellers, build community,
and move groups to action. In the second year of Occupy Wall Street,
how has storytelling moved out of the encampments and assemblies and
into campaigns for housing, health care, debt resistance, and more?
What are the challenges involved in hearing, recording, and archiving
people’s tales? Join movement organizers from groups in and beyond
OWS for a conversation about storytelling as tool of transformation.
This panel discussion will feature media-makers Rachel Falcone and
Michael Premo of Housing is a Human Right; journalist Laura
Gottesdiener of Occupy Sandy’s storyline project; Amin Husain, Annie
Spencer, and Pamela Brown of Strike Debt; Megan Sheehan of the Vermont
Workers Center’s Health Care is a Human Right Campaign; Dr. Margaret
Flowers of Physicians for a National Health Care Program, Kimber Heinz
and Ali Issa of the Facing Tear Gas Project, and Jill Williams from
the truth commission project called A People’s Investigation of Money,
Debt, and Power. Rob Robinson of Take Back the Land will serve as
co-discussant with Grace Davie.