As a student organizer, I am interested in studying different movements in order to best create change at Claremont McKenna College. In the article, Manuel Castells details how people nationwide used the energy surrounding the crash of Wall Street to voice their concerns regarding the distribution of wealth in the United States. He also states that like CMCCO the collective consists of very different people with varying races, income, socio-political leanings, etc. circumstances and  that led to the crash of Wall Street and the subsequent effects. Thus said, Castells’ analysis allowed me to reflect on the similarities of the circumstances that led to recent events at CMC and other colleges and universities across the United States. As a result, the reading raised an important question that I would like to pose to the class: How do marginalized students with intersectional identities enact change in higher education?


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