THE COMMITTEE ON GLOBALIZATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE PRESENTS
What Can 99-Percenters Learn from the History of Social Movements?
Jeremy Brecher discusses his new book
Save the Humans? Common Preservation in Action
and its implications for the Occupy movements.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 | 6.30-8.30 pm
Skylight Room (9th Floor, room 9204)
The CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York
Free and open to the public
Jeremy Brecher is the author of more than a dozen books on labor and social movements, including Strike! And Global Village or Global Pillage and the winner of Emmy awards for his documentary movies. He works with the Labor Network for Sustainability and recently published articles on Occupy Wall Street in The Nation: “The People Out of Doors: Change You Can Believe In” and “The 99 Percent Organize Themselves.”
“This is a remarkable book: part personal story, part intellectual history told in the first person by a skilled writer and assiduous historian, part passionate but clearly and logically argued plea for pushing the potential of collective action to preserve the human race. A medicine against apathy and political despair much needed in the U.S. and the world today.” — Prof. Peter Marcuse, Columbia University
Jeremy Brecher: What Can 99-Percenters Learn from the History of Social Movements?
Date: November 22, 2011
Time: 12:00 am