Occupy Wall Street with Jeffrey Sachs!
We all came to Columbia for different reasons: the superstar faculty, to be in the city, see and be a part of what will be on tomorrow’s New York Times, to be intellectually engaged, or protest against the ills of society. This Saturday students will have a chance to do all of those.
Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia, is hosting a discussion open to all students about economic inequalities in America. Afterwards, he is planning to join protestors at Zucotti Park and invites students to come with him. In recent weeks, Sachs not only praised Occupy Wall Street saying that “social movements take off when people see that other people are suffering,” but he also joined in last Sunday to be a part of the protest.
What: Occupy Wall Street with Jeffrey Sachs
Where: Lerner Hall, Satow Room (5th floor), then Zucotti Park
When: Oct. 15, 11 a.m.
Jeffrey Sachs will host a discussion on unemployment, economic justice, and the rise of inequality in America since 1980 in Lerner’s Satow Room. After the discussion, students are invited to travel with Professor Sachs to the Occupy Wall Street demonstration, where he invites others to continue the conversation.
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