In May 2003 we co-hosted a four day gathering for young wannabe Chomskys, featuring a pulpit for high school students to complain about their schools, a D.I.Y. youth film showcase, an arts and activism teach in, and a talk by Bomb the Suburbs and No More Prisons author William Upski Wimsatt.
When we heard that Upski was the brains behind something called the Cool Rich Kids Movement, we at WACTAC didn’t know just what to expect from him. Some said he had a talking chimpanzee for a best friend and his butler drove a flying car. Some said his left arm was carved entirely out of gold. In reality, he turned out to be a hyper intelligent ex-graff head who’d written two of the best, most accessible books on youth activism in the past twenty years. To top it off, his chimp friend turned out to be surprisingly cool.