Early Wall Street occupier to speak at Unitarian Universalist Society
Pavi Mehta, an original occupier of Liberty Plaza (Zuccoti Park) in New York City, will speak and lead a forum discussion “Occupy Wall Street, First Three Weeks and Beyond” on Sunday, Nov. 27, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland (UUSC). The society is located at 2728 Lancashire Road, Cleveland Heights.
Mehta helped to occupy Liberty Plaza overnight for three weeks and was one of 700 people arrested Oct. 1 while marching across the Brooklyn Bridge.
She describes her Occupier experience, which has since gained national attention and ongoing momentum, as “...all kinds of people taking to the streets, both to protest rampant current political and economic injustice, and to enact the society they wish to create. They are calling for a society that is free from oppressions, a society based on the well-being of all, and one which puts people before profits.”
The forum, free and open to the public, invites individuals to share opinions on the continuing Occupy movement, and to consider means to become effectively involved.
The program is part of UUSC's "Sunday After Service Forum." designed to foster discussion of current significant community issues. On Dec. 18, David Beach, of the Green City Blue Lake Institute, will lead a forum on environmental sustainability.
For more information, visit www.uucleveland.org or call 216-932-1898.
Rev. Colin Bossen is a minister at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland.