Occupy Support Class
*This class has had a time and location change as of 2/20/12.
This Class will combine chit chat about theories of social change with strictly practical efforts to support Occupy Minnesota activities at the Hennepin County Government Center and elsewhere. The basic deal will be that people who attend class are expected to do something helpful and practical for the cause that next week as well. Classes will focus on figuring out one easy thing that anyone can do that week while coordinating longer term and more comprehensive efforts that are generated by class participants organized into teams for that purpose.
The instructor is an adjunct professor of justice and peace studies at the University of St. Thomas, so he is experienced with both the chit-chat side and the practical side of social change efforts. The effort to accomodate academic interests will be real, but subordinate to doing practically useful things for Occupy instead of JUST chit-chat. "Never a meeting without an action" will be a representative goal adopted from WAMM (Women Against Miltary Madness). Connectivity to other peace groups in town will be natural, like especially with the Veteran's for Peace who have been very present for Occupy Minnesota.
Classes will meet each Thursday 12 noon – 1 pm to prepare whatever help for Occupy will occur that week.
Room 233 in the Anderson Student Center
University of St. Thomas NE corner of Cretin and Summit AvenuesSt. Paul, MN 55105
Dr. Andregg has taught at the U of MN for 30 years, at the U of St. Thomas for 20 years in justice and peace studies, and for EXCO about 3 times in prior years. He is also a social change activist, has overnighted at Occupy MN, and recognizes the rare grass roots energy of a year when protestors toppled governments in North Africa and worried them in North America. Time has called "Protestors" the people of the year this year -- this class aims to help our local protestors in several small ways.
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