A Stanford event: How the arts contribute to the Occupy movement

Students and members of the community explore how artists have occupied spaces in order to transform them, and consider the role of the arts in economic, immigrant, political and social justice struggles.

The word “occupy” was on several short lists for word of the year after the Occupy Wall Street protest launched in New York City’s Zuccotti Park last fall. The word was certainly on the minds of H. Samy Alim, Jeff Chang, Tania Mitchell, Ramón Saldívar and José Davíd Saldívar when they developed an entire course…

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