Free Speech Movement: How it was Fought and Won; Why it Must be Defended!

EVENT: Free Speech Movement: How it was Fought and Won; Why it Must be Defended!

In 1964, amidst major fights over civil rights in the Bay Area, the UC Berkeley administration banned all student political organizations from campus.  The Free Speech Movement demanded and won the right to free speech on campus.  At its peak, the FSM organized hundreds of students to occupy Sproul Hall and an army of police was sent onto campus to violently arrest them.

Joel Geier was a Cal student in the 1960s, a friend of Mario Savio, and a key organizer of the FSM student strike.  Join Joel for a discussion about the FSM and its relevance to today’s resistance against white supremacy and police militarization.

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/14/2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
UC Berkeley Valley Life Sciences Room #2050

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Author: David

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