Monday, December 5, 7:00 pm
Tom Hayden Signing and Reading from The Port Huron Statement: the Visionary Call of the 1960s Revolution
New College of California Cultural Center, 777 Valencia Street, San Francisco
The Port Huron Statement with a new introduction.
In 1962, Tom Hayden, 1960s student activist, Chicago 8 defendant, author and California legislator for 18 years and 2005 Activist Faculty-in-Residence at New College, was a young journalism student at the University of Michigan. With a group of other idealistic students at a retreat site in Port Huron, he co-authored this manifesto launching SDS: Students for a Democratic Society that would, at over 100,000 strong, become the largest student organization in the country, fully engaged in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam war movement as well as the call for greater democratic participation in the governance of this country. The statement begins "We are people of this generation ... now in universities, looking uncomfortably at the world we inherit" and ends "if we appear to seek the unattainable, then let it be known that we do so to avoid the unimaginable." Come hear Tom read from this visionary document and speak of its relevance for a new generation.
Added by suman_ganguli on December 2, 2005