“Yale for Occupy” Student Group Formed


From Yale for Occupy: “You can join the listserv at http://groups.google.com/group/occupyyale.

Please forward this link to anyone else who might be interested.”


“Yale for Occupy” represents the convergence of #Occupy supporters and occupiers from all corners of the Yale campus – undergraduate and graduate students. This larger group was formalized through the general assembly consensus process at an Oct 27th congregation. The new group has grown from a series of smaller institution-specific meetings over the last few weeks as the Occupy movement has gained momentum both in New Haven and around the world.

Forty students attended the Oct 27th meeting, but membership on the listserv is a few hundred as far. Several members anticipate that next week’s meeting will be very well attended, as word spreads throughout the Yale colleges and across the graduate programs.

This group will work closely with the Outreach working group of Occupy New Haven – several actions and proposals are already in the works. Yale for Occupy is coordinating student participation in the General Assembly tomorrow.

From Yale for Occupy:

‘We’ll be heading down to the Occupy New Haven General Assembly tomorrow at 2:00p.m.  In addition to listening and engaging in the assembly, we’re hoping to get in the stack to talk about a new working group connecting Yale and its resources to ONH. 
I know some of us are planning on heading down around 1:00 or 1:30 so feel free to head down early! Should be really exciting and I hope everyone can make it!”

More details to come.



Austin Lord

Austin Lord is a graduate student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, focusing in Political Ecology and Environmental Anthropology with an area concentration in Himalayan Studies. His ongoing research concerns processes of social and spatial change in areas affected by hydropower development in Nepal, with a particular focus on changing livelihoods and shifting patterns of migration and mobility. Austin spent over six months conducting fieldwork within Nepal during 2012 and 2013, focusing specifically on the upper watersheds of the Trishuli and Tamakoshi rivers, and he plans to return to Nepal in 2014-2015 to continue and expand this work. Prior to attending Yale, Austin studied Hydrology at Portland State University and received an A.B. in Economics and Studio Art from Dartmouth College. A broader collection of his photographic work (from Nepal and elsewhere) can be found at www.austinlord.com.

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