World Socialist Web Site. Occupy Colleges Announces Second Day of Action. Share Last week, a campus walkout in support of Occupy Wall Street, initially called for just New York City high schools and colleges, spread in a matter of days to dozens of schools coast to coast.
(Thank you Facebook and Twitter!) Occupy Colleges. Easton-ma.patch. A movement that began a few weeks ago on New York's Wall Street as a way to draw attention to what protesters are calling corporate greed and the gap of wealth in the United States has spread quickly to cities across the country, including Boston.
Now, the movement has spread beyond the cities' borders to college campuses like Easton's . Thursday afternoon, a group of students held a demonstration that they called "Occupy Stonehill. " "We want to be in solidaridy with Occupy Wall Street and their message," said Sarah Lafleur, a senior sociology major from Maine who helped organize the demonstration. "It's great to see students out here. " Occupy Colleges Movement Sparks Protests on 150 Campuses - Education.
In one of the most widespread campus protests in recent memory, students at 150 colleges and universities across the country rallied in front of student unions and administration buildings Thursday as part of the Occupy Colleges movement.
The demonstrations were inspired by and supportive of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests, but students are also speaking out against the high cost of college and the lack of opportunities for graduates. "Around the country, more and more high school students are foregoing a college education because their families can no longer afford it," Occupy Colleges organizers wrote on the group's Facebook page. "So many more are graduating with inconceivable amounts of debt and stepping into the worst job market in decades. They take unpaid internships that go nowhere and soon can’t pay college loans.
" In response, students at 150 colleges registered on the Occupy Colleges website indicating that protests would take place on their campus. Social media fuels Occupy Colleges movement. Walkouts, sit-ins organized primarily through popular social networking platforms as students join anti-Wall Street protests By Dennis Carter, Assistant Editor Read more by Denny Carter More than 5,000 students participated in walkouts Oct. 5.
Within a week of launching Occupy Colleges, a group in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests, more than 100 U.S. campuses had offshoots of the national movement. That would have been impossible, organizers said, without Facebook and Twitter. Views: Why Occupy Colleges?