Their participation is critical as they too are the 99%.
Dear (Your College) Faculty,
As you are likely aware, a movement of protest against the overwhelming corporatization of our nation, greed on behalf of bankers on Wall Street, the inequality among differing race, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic groups, the immorality of past and present politicians, and the decline of education and health has swept the nation–in what started off as a few hundred individuals claiming their occupancy of Zuccotti Square, New York until the previously stated situations changed in our American society. To many youth in our generation, especially those crushed by student loan debt and rejected by a job market with no opportunities for young graduates, this growing movement is truly the most important thing in the world. In solidarity with what is now referred to as Occupy Wall Street, I respectfully ask for you to join my fellow students and me in what will undoubtedly be one of the largest nationwide teach-ins in the history of this country.
I cannot adequately stress the importance of our participation in a peaceful movement that calls for civil disobedience in the most proactive of ways. The dialogue of Wall Street, which can be briefly summarized as, in its own words, “inspiring conversation, discussion and debate” around topics like those mentioned previously, calls not only for our support but our participation. In doing so, it is greatly believed that knowledge held by individuals of your status—professor—is incredibly invaluable in moments like these; which is why I and my fellow students would like to ask you to participate in this movement by enlightening others on the pressing issues of our economy, political arena, social structure, health, and education. We ask for you to consider this offer to teach those who wish to be taught, to inform those who have yet to understand our dilemma, to give a voice to those who may not have the power to speak, and to encourage those who may be afraid to stand up for what they truly believe in. Please let us know if you would like to be a panelist/speaker in our Teach-In, scheduled for Nov. 2nd and/or Nov. 3rd, to discuss why the Occupy movement is happening and what next steps the movement can take.
If you wish to participate, inform us of the times in which you would be available to lead a
discussion on Nov. 2nd or 3rd, so as I am able to coordinate ample time for your speech and questions that may follow.