Learn how to protest at Left Forum

Erik McGregor

Protesting these days means more than showing up at Zuccotti Park with a cardboard sign and a mission.

Marni Halasa, a professional figure skater and performance artist who has been spotted as an Angry Mermaid at climate marchesand as cop with awish list of big bank CEOs she’s like to throw in jail, is giving a panel talk at Left Forum on Saturday on how social media is changing the protesting game and how to get the mainstream media to notice you.

The talk, called “Ya Gotta Get a Gimmick,” also features other active protesters as well as Daily News reporter Harry Siegel. The talk is at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday.

Left Forum, the largest annual conference of left-leaning thinkers, has 1,300 speakers and 400 panels planned for this weekend, according to organizers.

“This really is an important event, especially since there really is a slow but significant resurgence on the left,” Halasa told Metro.

More information is available at http://www.leftforum.org/.

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