Looking For A Bilingual Dialogue For Change
Later today, the Wall Street protests will be echoed around the world - and across the province. Under the banners - Occupy Montreal, Occupy Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec City, Saguenay - everyone is being invited to join in what they're calling 'an unprecedented dialogue that will change the world."
(And here in Quebec, it's a bilingual dialogue that participants are aiming for.)
"We are the 99 percent" is one of the popular slogans for the event....the idea being that only one percent of the world's population actually controls it. And the rest of us are shut out of the decisions that shape our lives.
Nikolaos Gryspolakis is one of the organizers of Occupy Montreal. This past summer, when he went back to Greece to visit family, he took part in protests in there as well. Here in Montreal, he's also a physics teacher at Dawson College and a teacher of Greek.
He talked to guest host, Jeanette Kelly.