News from Underground: The Future of the Occupation
Monday, 2/20/2012
7:00 pm

“News from Underground” is hosted by Mark Crispin Miller, a professor at NYU and author of many books on politics and cultural history. In these tense times, there are many topics of extreme importance that the corporate media tends to ignore or misreport. “News from Underground” is a monthly series of panels that will deal honestly with these forbidden issues.

This special panel will focus on the future of OWS. It’s free and open to the public, but we’ll be accepting donations for Occupied Media. Panelists include David Graeber, Nicholas Mirzoeff, and Andrew Ross. Co-sponsored by Truthout.

David Graeber teaches anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years, Towards an Anthropological Theory of Value, Lost People, and Possibilities: Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion, and Desire. He has written for Harper’s, The Nation, Mute, and The New Left Review.

Nicholas Mirzoeff is Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU. His many publications include The Right to Look: A Counterhistory of Visuality (2011) and An Introduction to Visual Culture (2009). He is active in Education and Empowerment and Direct Action at OWS. He has written about the movement for Occupy! and Public Culture as well as his ongoing durational writing project, Occupy 2012: a piece of writing on Occupy every day on 2012.

Andrew Ross is a Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU. A contributor to the Nation, the Village Voice, New York Times, and Artforum, he is the author of many books, including, most recently, Bird On Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City, Nice Work if You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times, Fast Boat to China–Lessons from Shanghai, Low Pay, High Profile: The Global Push for Fair Labor, No-Collar: The Humane Workplace and its Hidden Costs, and The Celebration Chronicles: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Property Value in Disney’s New Town. He is one of the organizers of the Occupy Student Debt Campaign.

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