Almost a year after its conception, Occupy Wall Street is still sparking its share of controversy. OWS’ Guitarmy has announced plans to stage a teach-in outside the Barclays Center during an upcoming Jay-Z show.
Jay recently upset members of the movement when, according to The New York Times, he told Russell Simmons, “I’m not going to a park and picnic, I have no idea what to do, I don’t know what the fight is about. What do we want, do you know?”
In response, Guitarmy took to Tumblr and wrote:
"We have spent one year on the streets organizing for exactly the things Jay rapped about in his early days, ending urban poverty, ending Stop & Frisk and police use of lethal force, of returning dignity and hope to the everyday people of New York City. These are simple civil rights issues we know Jay-Z must support, and we would love to help open his heart and mind to the work Occupy has helped do in his own former communities."
Guitarmy plans to answer Jay’s questions outright during the teach-in, which is scheduled for September 28 at 6pm.