From:   gail zawacki <witsendnj@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Thursday, September 22, 2011 5:49:39 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] Guest Speaker?
 

Sounds excellent to me.  Getting speakers will attract more listeners.

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 1:32 AM, NicolasMoselleAllen <allenicolas@gmail.com> wrote:
Dear Occupiers,

After several unsuccessful solicitations for guest speakers- Michael
Parent wishes us well and regrets that he can't be in New York; David
Harvey is out of the country; Richard Wolff promises to plug the
Occupation on his lecture circuit - I received an affirmative
commitment today from Stathis Gourgouris of Columbia University. Not
quite as much of a "household name", Stathis is, among other things, a
top-shelf anarchist intellectual who regularly teaches a class on
radical democracy at Columbia, and, perhaps more importantly, he is
"intrigued" by what we are doing and would like to speak at Liberty
Plaza. Stathis has been active at the Greek Syntagma and provided
several in-depth analysis of that movement for Al-Jazeera and other
major news sources. Also, he's a very kind man. I think this could be
a great addition to the Wall Street Occupation and, following on the
heels of Ivan's presentation, would help to further the trend of
drawing speakers to the space.  So, what do you say? I suppose I
should begin by making a proposal at the GA, but doesn't this sound
good?

Love,

Nico

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