Activism - From the Civil Rights Movement to Now

Thursday, November 14, 2013
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
University Center 406 - 4th Floor Lounge
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Student Organization Event
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Activism - From the Civil Rights Movement to Now

Thursday, November 14th | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | UC 4th Floor Lounge

Where did occupy go wrong? What did the tea party do right? What can we learn from the civil rights movement to use now?

Activism: Then & Now is presented by the San Francisco Freedom School. With the rise of technology, the heightened ability to communicate, and other new means that come from this technological age, where does activism play a role? Taking from narratives of activists and the lessons they have to offer, join us for a panel discussion with 3 leading move-makers, from Civil Rights Veterans to Hip Hop educators. We'll be discussing the history of activism, the work each individual does, what essons we can take from social movements/activists in the past, and what the state of activism is today. Light snacks will be provided!


Phil Hutchings: was active in the Freedom movements in the 1960's. He was a field secretary for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Newark, NJ and then took over from H. Rap Brown as national chairman of SNCC between 1968-69. Since that period he has been a community organizer and education.

Javier Reyes: a Black Puerto Rican actor, writer, activist, and entrepreneur from San Francisco. Cofounder and artistic director of Colored Ink, he is also the project coordinator of Two Generations, One Heartbeat.

Shanell Williams: is a receiver of the "Local Hero" award from the San Francisco Bay Guardian as well as a Student Trustee at the City College of San Francisco, the Norther Region Chair of the Black Caucus for the Student Senate for California Community Colleges, and many other positions relating to education and social justice.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

The Cultural Centers (Intercultural Center & Gender and Sexuality Center)
Sociology Department, USF
Communications Studies Department, USF 

If you are a person with disability who needs reasonable accommodations for this event, please contact Student Disability Services at 415.422.2613 at least five days prior to the event. Please know that some accommodations (e.g. sign language, interpreting, realtime captioning) may take longer than five days to arrange. 

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