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Petitions, Occupations, and Marches - Radical Activism at UMass

Petitions, Occupations, and Marches - Radical Activism at UMass


From the very first student class in 1867, to those over a century later protesting war; imperialism; and educational, racial, and gender disparities; activism on the UMass campus has a long and colorful history. Do you know which buildings student protesters have occupied? Which policies and politics took sections of campus by storm? What happened after protesters made their demands? Come learn how movements such as anti-Vietnam War, Black Power, feminism, unified labor, and other topics manifested locally, on your campus, led by people like you, students, staff, and faculty. Using primary sources from the University Archives, this interactive class offers a snapshot of some of the many moments of radical activism on campus, sharing a history of protest impressive in both its extent and in its lessons for today.

Location: Du Bois Library, Special Collections & University Archives Seminar Room (25th floor)

Friday, October 11, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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Event Organizer

Brian Shelburne