December 18, 2011

The New School - Theresa Lang Auditorium

Occupy Onwards Conference

Everything you always wanted to know about OWS but were afraid to ask

Announcing a daylong OWS-inspired conference on policy, money, history, and strategy presented by n+1, Occupy!, and Verso Books. Featuring four lightning-fast panels with some of the most interesting thinkers and activists in the field and “report-backs” from several of the most active OWS working groups, including labor, legal, and facilitation to follow.  

Featuring Julia Ott, Doug Henwood, Alyssa Katz, David Graeber, Sarah Jaffe, Mark Naison, Sarah Ludwig, Mark Winston Griffith, Yotam Moram, Mike Konczal, Carne Ross, Elliot Tarver, L.A. Kauffman, and others.

Free and open to the public. Space in the auditorium is limited so please RSVP on the Facebook event page or send an email to: editors [at] nplusonemag.com. Please come on time.


12:00 to 1:00 

The Banks: What Can Be Done?

Julia Ott, New School

Doug Henwood, Left Business Observer

Carne Ross, OWS Alternative Banking Group

Moderator: Astra Taylor, Occupy! Gazette


1:15 to 2:15 

Lessons from the Past/Possible Futures

Ann Snitow, New School

L. A. Kauffman, Global Justice Movement

Yotam Marom, OWS Direct Action WG

Moderator: Asher Dupuy-Spencer, CUNY Grad Center, OWS Labor WG


Lunch Break 

Reports from:

Zephyr Teachout, Fordham Law, OWS Legal WG

Leo Eisenstein, OWS Facilitation WG

Nick Mirzoeff, OWS Education and Empowerment WG

Micah Landau, OWS Labor WG

and others


Also: Screening printing with OWS screenprinters guild!


4:00 to 5:00 

Foreclosures and Resistance

Mark Naison, Fordham

Sarah Ludwig, NEDAP

Alyssa Katz, New York World

Eliot Tarver, Organizing for Occupation/OWS

Moderator: Mark Winston Griffith


5:15 to 6:15 

Debt: Student, Housing, Historical

David Graeber, Debt, The First 5,000 Years

Mike Konczal, Roosevelt Institute

Brian Kalkbrenner, Occupy Student Debt 

Moderator: Sarah Jaffe, Alternet

12.00pm – 6.15pm

The New School - Theresa Lang Auditorium

55 W. 13th St.
New York, NY