We Are The _____%.

The year 2011 was filled with protests, so much so that Time Magazine named the protestor as the person of the year. From the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street, people are standing up for what they believe is right and are protesting to make our world a better place. Our theme this year is a challenge to members of our local, regional and global community to identify what makes you an activist. If you could occupy something to change it, what would it be? We encourage you to attend as many of the presentations as possible and really treat Activism Symposium as a day to think about yourself and the people around you as activists.

Please register below and see the draft schedule so you can begin planning which session to attend in each section.

* 1. What is your name?

* 2. Do you plan to attend our first Keynote Speaker at 11:30am, Tim Pool, who will present on Live Streaming at Occupy Wallstreet?

* 3. Do you plan to attend our second Keynote Speaker at 1:30pm, Justin Wedes, who will present on consensus decision making at Occupy Wallstreet?

2012 Wells College Activism Symposium-Draft Schedule

8:30-10:30-Registration-Stratton Lobby

9:00am-Opening Session-Stratton Lobby

9:30 – 10:20am
1. Stratton 209: Emily Mulkerne – “It Gets Better” : A Student Body’s Call for Change
2. Stratton 102: Turan Sidky – Education Under Fire
3. Stratton 104: Linda Schwab, Kaitlin Hollrah and Rachel Compton – I’m A Uni
4. Stratton 304: Paul Feldman – Economics and Politics

10:30 – 11:20am
5. Stratton 209: Joseph J. Heath, Esq. – What Fracking Would Do to the Finger Lakes
6. Stratton 102: Nathan Tankus – What Does Occupy Wall Street Actually Do?: The Alternative Banking Working Group as Case Study
7. Stratton 104: Aggie Lane – A Personal Journey and Involvement in Environmental Justice on Syracuse’s Southside
8. Stratton 304: John Adamski – Imagine A Place!

11:30am -12:20pm 1st KEYNOTE: Tim Pool

12:30 – 1:20pm LUNCH – Dining Hall

1:30 – 2:20pm 2nd KEYNOTE: Justin Wedes

2:30 - 3:20pm
9. Stratton 209: Henry James – Occupy, Social Movements and You
10. Stratton 102: Stevie Nicholl Beberick – Activating the Masses: Mobilization Through the Independent Press
11. Stratton 104: Kyra Schugt – American Teacher: Film and Discussion
12. Stratton 304: WRC – For Consenting Adults Only

3:30 – 4:20pm
13. Stratton 209: Wells College Republican Club – CPAC: The State of Modern Conservative Activism
14. Stratton 102: Heron Simmons – Intersectionality and the Pluralism of the 99%
15. Stratton 104: Kyra Schugt – American Teacher (continued)
16. Stratton 304: Mark Witmer and Aaron Snow – Fracking: Reality, Perceptions, Solutions