Teaching the Free Speech Movement: A Panel for Educators @ UC Berkeley
This event has ended, but please check out the unit on Student Activism that was created in conjuction with it: http://ucbhssp.berkeley.edu/FSM
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.
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 Bettina Aptheker, Jackie Goldberg, Jean Moule, Lynne Hollander Savio, and Jack Weinberg. Opening and closing remarks will be provided by Professor Waldo Martin, scholar of the black freedom struggle, and Tom Hayden, a founder of Students for a Democratic Society, respectively. Reception to follow.
Download the event flyer to share. This event is co-sponsored by the UCB Graduate School of Education and Departments of History and Sociology.