Thursday, November 24, 2011

Occupy: As Civics Lessons

Nashua High School South group tours Occupy Boston site
November 22, 2011 - As she welcomed the group of Nashua High School South students to Occupy Boston, Rita Sebastian told the story behind the statue of Mahatma Gandhi propped up in the camp.

“Gandhi was a gift given from the Peace Abbey to Occupy Boston,” said Sebastian, who served as the tour guide through the sea of tents set up in Dewey Square, on the Monday morning visit. “The reason for that is Gandhi was like the father of civil, nonviolent disobedience. And that’s what we do here.”

A group of about 60 students, mostly seniors, traveled by bus to tour the site of Occupy Boston on Monday. Teacher James Gaj said the trip was inspired by students in his contemporary global studies classes asking about the purpose of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

“These people are obviously upset about something. The question for the students is, are they going about it the right way?” Gaj said. read more>>>

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