Teach-ins, Sit-ins, Marches, & Seizures: GW student activism in the 60s
Thursday, October 23
Gelman Library Room 702
Did you know that in 1969 forty members of Students for a Democratic Society seized GW's Maury Hall, home of the Sino-Soviet Institute, to protest University complicity with the Vietnam War? Or that more than 2,000 students attended a rally in the University Yard opposing the House Un-American Activities Committee with speakers including Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman.
Find out more about the tradition of social activism at GW. Join us for an intergenerational discussion sponsored by Lessons of the 60s, a project to document and archive local social justice organizing in Washington DC 1960-1975. This event is a part of the “Traveling Hopefully” series.