By Bill McGarvey, Wagingnonviolence

September 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protest that took over Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan for two tumultuous months in 2011. The action began with little fanfare on Sept. 17, 2011, but soon captured worldwide attention. It ultimately inspired similar protests across the United States and in many international cities for its commentary on extreme income inequality and the gap between the wealthiest 1 percent and the rest of society.

“#Occupy@10: An Oral History” is a short documentary (30 minutes) produced by the Fellowship of Reconciliation, or FOR-USA, that tells the story of Occupy through the eyes of seven interfaith leaders and activists who participated in Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Oakland. They include Rev. Michael Ellick from Judson Memorial Church, Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt from the Fourth Universalist Society, Rev. Sandhya Rani Jha and Rev. Nichola Torbett, as well as Union Theological Seminary students Carolyn Klaasen and Matthew Arlyck and journalist Nathan Schneider.

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