Student “Teach-In” On the Occupy Movement

On a Wednesday in November, Athenian’s teachers and students joined together for a 2-hour “teach in” to discuss the economics behind our current recession and to learn more about the ongoing Occupy movements.

Upper School students and adults, inspired by the general strike in Oakland, spent some time sharing ideas and learning about issues related to the …worldwide Occupy movement. The Library hosted a break-out session to explore the economic and political events that spurred this movement. Other sessions addressing “Dialogue at Athenian” and “History of the Occupy Movement” were hosted elsewhere on campus. Students and faculty members facilitated these discussions, and students reported back to the group about what they had learned.