The Age of Occupy

Patsy George addressed an enthusiastic audience of students, faculty and community members, young and old, at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) on February 20th, 2012, the United Nations Day of Social Justice.

 Those who have heard Patsy speak know that she is both riveting and engaging; each of her ideas pulls the audience along to the next.  The Director of Social Work at UFV called her a “wonderful speaker” who made the audience “think, a lot”.

 And it’s no wonder. Patsy moves in her speech from her 20-something years being exposed to the era’s bitter realities, to the Occupy Movement originating in New York, to decrying economic development at the expense of social justice, to the conditions of the indigenous peoples of Canada and beyond. Continue reading