Mark Rudd: New Paradigms of Protest Discussion

In this discussion, we will explore the lessons learned by student activists against the war in Vietnam, as they might relate to effective (and ineffective) student protest on campus today. What do students WANT? 

Questions and opinions from audience members encouraged!!

 Mark Rudd, author of the memoir Underground, was a leader of the student rebellion at Columbia University in April 1968. He then became the last National Secretary of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). In 1970, he helped found the Weather Underground, formed to take action against the American war in Vietnam, by any means necessary; he was a federal fugitive for seven years. In 1977, after all charges were dropped because of government illegalities, he turned himself in. Since that time he has been a community organizer and activist in a variety of social and political struggles in New Mexico, a (now-retired) college instructor of mathematics, and a sought-after speaker at universities around the country.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Masters Hall 110 Mara Auditorium

Target Audience


Civil War Era Studies Department, History Department
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