Why an Occupy Boston Student Summit? The purpose of the summit is to use the time and space to strengthen the relationships and exchange ideas among students who have been or want to be involved with the occupy movement. Occupy Boston has given student activists across Boston the opportunity to meet other like-minded students who wish to alter and/or dismantle the current political/economic system.
How is a summit different from a general assembly? At our Occupy Boston Student General Assemblies we generally focus on pressing issues, such as upcoming actions. However, the summit gives us a chance to discuss issues that we do not have time to expand on in general assemblies. Some examples include: confronting systemic oppression within the occupy movement, discuss the roots of education inequality, a historical memory of radical student movements, the organizational future of Occupy Boston Students, and more.
If you are curious and never participated in occupy, this can be a good opportunity to understand the organic nature of the movement.
If you haven't occupied yet, it is time you do!
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