Tag Archives: AKoSM

Occupiers Occupy Cali. College ~ Invited Back To Occupy Again


Rap, Yoga & Occupy – Occupiers Occupy Cali. College
Invited Back To Occupy Again

“Good morning, Colleagues
Yesterday’s class was one of the most stimulating of my many decades of teaching so we are having the same guest speaker, Arthur Klein, again tomorrow in my Film 9 course (Filmmakers of Social Protest: Moore and Stone.)

Arthur (54 days) ... for the world to awaken to the idea tht we are all 100% - so we need to take care of each other.

The class was conducted along the lines of a General Assembly after presentation of the protocols used during many of the Occupy Assemblies around the country. Students articulated major concerns that were addressed by myself, Arthur Klein and two other LA Occupiers [Patty Alfonzo & Guido Corleone, who both were arrested during the OLA eviction] one a hip hop artist, whose song at the end held the class in rapt attention.

The rap artist’s closing song inspired one of my students in the class to sing her own 99% song; she told the class she was a music major, wanted to work in the music world and here was her opportunity to show her filmmaker classmates what she could do!

Arthur Klein showed video clips ranging from Occupy LA footage to an “Occupy Love” excerpt from doc in progress (by talented docmaker, Velcrow Ripper) to the “I’m Mad as Hell” sequence from “Network,” to the trailer for his doc, “Y Yoga Movie” followed by a few minutes of a closing yoga exercise, much appreciated.

So returning will be Arthur Klein tomorrow (Thurs., 12/8) 1:30 for an hour and half
and possibly hip hop artist and LA Occupier, Guido Corleone of the Luminaries.

Arthur will explore again the possibility of streaming live his presentation to the class
at http://pursuitofhappinessYOGA.com; click on “streaming.”

Arthur was also a Fox Studio executive and journalist in a previous incarnation but more recently has been using social media and live streaming to connect others to important ongoing events.

American Flag Patch Quilt #OccupyLosAngeles Day 12

Arthur’s presentation and interaction with the students provided an inspiring learning environment, especially considering the impact of the Occupy Movement.

Thank you,

Sheila Laffey
Adjunct Professor
Film Studies
Santa Monica College

Occupy Wall St – The Revolution Is Love

Directed by Ian MacKenzie http://ianmack.com
Co-produced with Velcrow Ripper

PLEASE SHARE WIDELY! HELP SUPPORT THE FILM http://occupylove.org

“Love is the felt experience of connection to another being. An economist says ‘more for you is less for me.’ But the lover knows that more of you is more for me too. If you love somebody their happiness is your happiness. Their pain is your pain. Your sense of self expands to include other beings. This shift of consciousness is universal in everybody, 99% and 1%.”

FULL TRANSCRIPT BELOW

CHARLES EISENSTEIN is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution.
Continue reading