Early in 2012, St. Thomas University and University of New Brunswick faculty members and students organized a speakers’ series under the umbrella of the Occupy Movement. The lectures drew on the research expertise of faculty and focused on themes of social justice, equality and environmental sustainability, issues the participants felt were important to the future of the city and the province.
We’ve published a sample of these Occupy Papers on this website.
The series was the result of well-attended public teach-ins which were held during November outside City Hall in Fredericton. Several St. Thomas University and UNB professors delivered evening lectures or led discussions attended by students and members of the community.
The talks took place under the umbrella of the Occupy Movement, which mobilized hundreds of thousands of people across North America in the fall of 2011 to participate in demonstrations and assemblies directed against growing economic inequality.