Plans to occupy the AAR/SBL Conferences have been announced on the social networking site, Facebook.
At this stage, no plans have been announced to occupy the ETS Conference. At present, ETS remains unoccupied.
Potential protestors are encuraged to join the Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/occupyaar/
A non-hierarchical planning meeting has been announced for Sunday, November 6 @ 4:00pm eastern/1:00pm, via web conference, details here: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=168045063290422
Organisers have published the following questions for discussion at the web conference. They use the mellifluous phrase, “congruence of possibility”:
What would it mean to occupy at AAR/SBL?
Religion, in all of its diversity, has been and will continue to be integral to the occupations. Might we, a large community of scholars of religion, stand not only in solidarity but also as part of this congruence of possibility, which has named itself the 99%? What might this look like? What form(s) might it take? How do we harness ourselves and our resources to be present in the world as part of a community that stands for justice?
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Mindless Berlusconi Yoof said:
How many of us have to leave the “DO NOT DISTURB” signs on our hotel door knobs before it officially counts as an “occupation”? Does a laundry list count as a list of demands to spit in the face of those who oppose the 99%? What if I write “END THE FED” in the column about starch?