Occupiers then and now

By ARIEL SHEARER  |  September 14, 2012

ANNEWOLFE
May 1, 2012 | Death of Capitalism Street Theater Funeral Procession

ANNE WOLFE, 21

ROLE AT OCCUPY:

DIRECT ACTION, SAFETY

HOW HAS OCCUPY IMPACTED YOUR LIFE — FOR BETTER, WORSE, OR NOT AT ALL? "It's been a huge shift in my perspective. . . . Being at Tufts, it's a wonderful school — you learn a lot, you do. But at the same time, you have a very theory-based perspective on life. You are still in a very privileged community. . . . I think [Occupy] really helped me to question a lot of what I was learning."

THEN (above)  "This was the march for the death of capitalism, which was the last event we held on May 1. . . . There were different parts to the march: there was the bird part, and there were also gravestones, there was a part that honored the Haymarket martyrs, and there were devils chasing the free birds that represent this kind of freedom from capitalism."

ANNEWOLFE2
September 4, 2012

NOW  "I'm back to school — taking classes full time, working on finding an internship to meet the internship requirement for my peace and justice studies major, with a concentration in activism and community development. And then my other major is international relations with a concentration in the region of Latin America."

Ariel Shearer can be reached at  arielshearer@gmail.com.

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