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May 2nd Workshop Schedule

Sunday, May 2nd in the Kent State Student Center

10am-11am:  Coffee/Meet&Greet

11am-1pm:  A Conversation with Mark Rudd and Staughton Lynd about organizing. This workshop will be an open discussion with the audience.

1pm-2pm:  Ken Hammond and Jim Powrie, of the Kent 25 and Kent SDS, will be leading a workshop about the current crisis in the global economy and in American political life, and some of their ideas, drawing on their experiences from the 60’s, about how to look ahead to building for radical change.

2pm-3pm: LUNCH*

3pm-4pm: Black United Students: Black Woman, Black Man, Black Family

4pm-5pm: Roles of Women in the New Left and the Black Panther Party with Deborah Calhoun

5pm-6pm: Bob Pickett-President of Black United Students in 1970

  • A free lunch will be provided to those to need, more details available upon arrival.


Evening Events:

7:00pm: Conference wrap-up and potluck with the Crooked River Collective and Food Not Bombs, at 202 E. College Avenue in Kent. There will also be an informal discussion about Solidarity Vs. Charity as organization structures (more details to come).

At the Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St. in Kent:

  • 5:00pm: KSU Theatre Students play: Blanket Hill
  • 6:30-8:00pm: Live rock band MAYS GONE, featuring May 4th Task Force member Ashley Foster
  • 8:00pm: $5/ticket Kent film premier, “Disturbing the Universe,” a tribute to America’s outstanding radical attorney, William Kunstler, documentary film by his daughters, Emily and Sarah Kunstler, followed by a panel discussion featuring the Kunstler sisters/filmakers, and Kent activists who worked with him during 1970-1977. (*A group will be walking to this showing from the potluck a block away for those who are interested.)
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  1. April 22, 2010 4:05 pm

    The Kent State University Press has just published a biography of Stoughton Lynd titled The Admirable Radical: Staughton Lynd and Cold War Dissent, 1945–1970 by Carl Mirra and with a
    foreword by Howard Zinn.
    Books will be available for purchase before and after the Conversation with Mark Rudd and Stoughton Lynd on Sunday morning, May 2nd. Books are also available from the University Press’s website at, from and from your bookstore.

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