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Occupy Cedar Valley still alive

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Participants of Occupy Cedar Valley are showing those in the area that the occupy movement is still alive. They are holding what they are calling a "Mass Teach-In" Wednesday at the University of Northern Iowa.

Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is also scheduled to be on the university's campus on Wednesday afternoon.

Chris Schwarts with the Occupy Cedar Valley movement says the two events were just a coincidence when it came to the scheduling of events. Occupy Cedar Valley does plan on taking time to go and visit Congresswoman Bachmann.

The "Mass Teach-in" will start at 9:00 Wednesday morning and run until 7:00. They plan on having educational sessions every hour, talking about everything from the war in Iraq to defining the "one percent," the term coined by the Occupy movements.

Although they are not camping out anymore in Overman Park, they hope to continue community outreach like the event on Wednesday.

"We think that education is critical today. There is a lot of issues that are complex that we face and deal with. We deal with the ramifications on a day to day basis, but we don't exactly know what the policies are behind it and let alone how to change it," Schwarts said.

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