Teaching the Free Speech Movement: A Panel for Educators @ UC Berkeley

Coordinated by the History Social Science Project (HSSP)

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On October 1, 1964, student demonstrators gathered at Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus to protest the arrest of former student Jack Weinberg for disseminating political information on campus.  Over the next 32 hours, more than 7000 students and demonstrators joined the effort.

The Free Speech Movement emerged from the black freedom struggle and inspired later student movements.  Educators are invited to this HSSP-hosted panel on how to convey enduring understandings of this movement with K-12 students.

Waldo Martin, Alexander F. & May T. Morrison Professorship of American History & Citizenship at UC Berkeley, will provide historical framing.  Robert Cohen, professor of history and social studies at NYU and author of Freedom’s Orator, the leading biography on Mario Savio and the Free Speech Movement, will moderate the panel comprised of former student activists in the Free Speech Movement, to include Lynne Hollander Savio, Bettina Aptheker, and Jack Weinberg.

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Date/Time: 
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 9:30am
Constituencies: 
Bay Area educators and community
Location: 
370 Dwinelle