The Latest on the Occupy Movement from IVNetwork
Undeterred by their forced eviction from Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan last Tuesday, Occupy Wall Street protesters commemorated the two-month anniversary of the ongoing demonstration with a day of action that culminated in a massive rally and march across the Brooklyn Bridge on Thursday, November 17th.
Cathy N. Davidson, author of more than 20 books including Closing: The Life and Death of an American Factory, calls the Davis event “a Gettysburg Address moment for higher education” in her blog entry published November 19, the day of the pepper spray attack on campus:
“We are at a turning point, and leadership is required to prevent disaster. We need to take in what is happening and change course. It is not too late. University leaders across the nation need to step back, think about what is happening, and be on the side of justice and right and, in the end, on the side of education.” Read on…