Historical Context for Occupy's Tents

Mar 13, 2014

Tent communities, such as these at Santa Rosa's City Hall, were a part of the Occupy movement encampments in cities across the United States.

  The most visible and enduring images of the Occupy protests were the communities of tents that sprang up in public spaces across the county, including the lawn outside Santa Rosa’s City Hall.  Whether by design or out of necessity, those encampments were part of a much longer history of outdoor protests in America, as we’re about to hear.

University of Colorado history professor Phoebe Young will be speaking at Sonoma State Friday at noon on “The Occupy Movement, Outdoor Politics and the History of American Camping.” More details here.