"Occupy Truth"[title 1] is the fifth episode of Freeform's Switched at Birth Season Five, and it is the ninety-eighth episode of the series overall. It was written by Lizzy Weiss and Talicia Raggs, and it was directed by Jeff Byrd. It is scheduled to air in 2017.
In “Occupy Truth,” with tensions running at an all-time high, the Black Student Union takes a stand against the university administration until their demands are heard. Told in three chapters from the varying perspectives of Sharee, Iris and Chris, the students deal with their frustrations in different ways. Iris (guest star Sharon Pierre-Louis, “The Lying Game”) pledges to continue her hunger strike until the students responsible for a racist display outside the Black Student Union are expelled, but her commitment has consequences on her health. Sharee (guest star Bianca Bethune, “Bad Boys II”) faces the pain of her own past as she tries to gather signatures and rally more students to get involved. Chris (guest star Sam Adegoke, upcoming “Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland”) is torn between wanting to dazzle several baseball scouts at an upcoming game and standing with his fellow students to show solidarity.
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- This episode will address an another conversational topic about black student activism and racism: "Weiss said the upcoming campus story arc was inspired by the rise of black student activism, especially at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where protests including student demonstrations and a threatened strike by the school's football team led to the president's resignation last year."