Council of Elders stands with #OWS

November 21, 2011 Leave a comment

The Acting Steering Committee list reads like a who’s who among U.S. civil rights and social justice activists: James Lawson, Vincent Harding, Dolores Huerta, Nelson Johnson Joyce Johnson, Mel White, John Fife, Phil Lawson, Arthur Waskow, Grace Lee Boggs, Joan Chittister, George Tinker, Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Bernice Johnson Reagan, Marian Wright-Edelman.

Listen in to hear their voices and see the legacy they are bringing forward. Here are a few snippets to whet your appetite:

“Occupy wall Street is one of the most beautiful, significant and powerful movements emerging in this century in our country”

“It really offers some hope”

“It is so time for this.”

“In the words of Fanon, each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its own mission and then fulfill that mission or deny it. I think in this case, they are trying to fulfill it… to address the deep inequities in our society based on the financial arrangements of our society, inequities that lead not to life but to death.”

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