Occupy Wall Street activist's presentation rescheduled

Contact: Rene AbadiJustin Wedese
Date: October 31, 2012

      HAMMOND –Justin Wedes, an activist and organizer associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, has been re-scheduled to speak at Southeastern Louisiana University at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, in Pottle Auditorium.

     The Brooklyn, N.Y., educator, was originally scheduled to speak on Oct. 30 but was forced to cancel his visit due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the New York area.

     Wedes will discuss issues associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement as part of the Southeastern Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice's eighth annual social justice speaker series. The program is free and open to the public.

     He will also meet that day with students interested in learning techniques associated with community organizing at 11 a.m. in room 228 of the War Memorial Student Union.

     The program is co-sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Southeastern Arts and Lectures Committee and the Southeastern Sociological Association. For more information, contact David Burley, assistant professor of sociology, at 985-549-5443 or by e-mail at david.burley@southeastern.edu.

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