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Marisa Holmes and Matt Presto, who have participated in Occupy Wall Street since its inception, will recount their experiences as anarchists in the movement. They will facilitate a conversation about the influence of anarchist principles, such as direct action, mutual aid, and voluntary association, on practices in OWS. Also, they will ask about the role of anarchism in the occupy movement moving forward.
Marisa Holmes is an anarchist activist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. She has organized with Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), No Games Chicago, Bibliotheque Popular, US Uncut, and, Occupy Wall Street. At Occupy Wall Street, she has been largely involved with structure, facilitation, and media. She is looking forward to building a global movement in response to the financial crisis.
Matt Presto is a schoolteacher in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to Occupy Wall Street, he was involved with NYC Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, Coalition to Stop Islamophobia, the G20 protests in Pittsburgh. He has worked with the tactical committee, safer spaces, and mutual aid at Occupy Wall Street.