WHEN I SHOWED UP, the room at Harvard Divinity School was already overflowing. World-renowned professors and undergrads alike were packing the aisles, standing in the doorways, and squeezing in behind furniture. At the front of the room stood Bhikkhu Bodhi—a short, soft-spoken Buddhist monk with a marked Brooklyn accent—who held the audience rapt even as [...]
THERE WAS AN INFECTIOUS RESTLESSNESS in the air as Marisa Egerstrom climbed the bandstand at Boston Common to address the 300-strong crowd at Occupy Boston’s first general assembly. Egerstrom and fellow faith activists from Boston—they called themselves the Protest Chaplains—had just come from the first days of Occupy Wall Street. A week later Occupy Boston [...]
I SPENT THE YEAR AFTER COLLEGE in an AmeriCorps program that placed me in the Task Force for the Homeless in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. During my time there I served at several different transitional homes, emergency shelters, and soup kitchens. It was the end of a string of social-service work for me, which started several [...]
I WAS interviewed recently by Rev. Danny Fisher about Buddhism and the Occupy Movement. Be sure to check out “Interview: Joshua Eaton Talks #OWS and @OccupyBuddhism” over at Danny’s wonderful Patheos blog, Off the Cushion: A Blog About Buddhism and Social Justice.
I SPENT the night of 26 January with Occupy UMass-Boston as they encamped in their student center. Several people from Occupy Wall Street were also there as part of their ongoing bus tour of occupations in the Northeast. (You can follow the tour at @OWSBus and #OccuTrip, or you can read [...]
I WAS interviewed about Occupy Boston and student loan debt by Elaine Quijano of the CBS Evening News on Friday 14 October. You can see the full interview here. (Unfortunately, embedding is disabled on the video, so you’ll have to watch it at YouTube.)
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