House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will be giving a speech on income inequality at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Friday between 12:15 and 1:00 pm.
And several Chicago area Occupy groups will greet him.
In the wake of that announcement, at least four groups are planning coordinated protests Friday, according to their representatives and Facebook postings.
Occupy Northwestern will be forming a picket line outside the Allen Center starting noon Friday, said one of its organizers, graduate student Lauryn Flizeer. She added some Occupy Chicago participants will be traveling north to join the campus-based group.
Flizeer said she was “inspired by UPenn” to challenge Cantor’s on-campus appearance, pointing to his recent lecture cancellation at the Ivy League school after Occupy protesters showed up in force.
The Facebook event page for the Occupy Northwestern protest urges participants to give Cantor the “same kind of welcome they gave him at UPenn.”
Last week, the House Majority Leader canceled a speech at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Unlike the University of Pennsylvania speech, which was open to the public, Cantor’s Kellogg Management speech at the Allen Center will be closed to the general public. Only those that RSVP Kellogg will be admitted and, according to The Daily Northwestern, the Allen Center is already nearing its’ capacity.
Jeez, you’d think that if the Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives were giving a speech on income inequality at one of the nation’s premier business schools, that the school’s website would publicize the speech, right?
UPDATE- Well, the Eric Cantor speech wasn’t open to the public but a November 1st speech by Andrew Breitbart will be open to the public.
And check out the topic: Hollywood, the Media, and Obama: How Elites are Taking Away Your Freedoms.
Andrew Breitbart is going to Northwestern University to criticize “”elites” that are taking away freedoms. I can’t wrap my head around that one.
Special thanks to the Occupy protestor from today that tipped me to this event.