Starting Date: 12-05-2005
Starting Time: 7:00pm
San Francisco, California 94110
415-437-3408TOM HAYDEN SIGNING AND READING FROM “THE PORT HURON STATEMENT: THE VISIONARY CALL OF THE 1960’S REVOLUTION”
New College of California in San Francisco on December 5th
In 1962, Tom Hayden, 60’s student activist, Chicago 8 defendant, author and California legislator for 18 years and 2005 Activist Faculty-in-Residence at New College, was a young journalism student at the University of Michigan. With a group of other idealistic students at a retreat site in Port Huron, he co-authored this manifesto launching SDS: Students for a Democratic Society that would, at over 100,000 strong, become the largest student organization in the country, fully engaged in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam war movement as well as the call for greater democratic participation in the governance of this country. The statement begins "We are people of this generation ... now in universities, looking uncomfortably at the world we inherit" and ends “if we appear to seek the unattainable, then let it be known that we do so to avoid the unimaginable." Come hear Tom read from this visionary document and speak of its relevance for a new generation.
HOWARD ZINN, author of A People’s History of the U.S. SAYS OF THIS NEW EDITION: “The Port Huron Statement is one of those historic documents which represents an era. It excited, educated, and inspired a whole generation of young people to join the struggle against racial injustice, war, poverty, and the loss of true democracy. Tom Hayden’s introductory essay is a brilliant exposition on how those words of 1962 have critical meaning for the world we live in now.”
THE PORT HURON STATEMENT with new introduction.
A signing and reading by Tom Hayden
Monday, December 5th @ 7 pm
New College of California, 777 Valencia Street, San Francisco
“a document of ominous mood and aspiration”: Judge Robert Bork
Geographical Scope: Local