Free Speech Movement 50th Anniversary

Schedule of FSM-A Sponsored Events (plus a few others. UC Events here)
Events not organized by FSM-A are in green
Download Augmented and Printable Schedule here updated 9/25

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For University sponsored FSM-related events throughout the semester, go to:

Events that require registration are starred **. Events held on campus except where indicated.  SATURDAY: CHECK the parking signs.  Any street that says no Parking on game days, they WILL TOW your car.

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    Monday, September 8

The Death Throes of the Desert God: an ATC Lecture with John Perry Barlow at David Brower Center

    Thursday, September 11
  7:00 Berkeley in the Sixties at PFA with Mark Kitchell, Susan Druding, Linda Artel, and Lynne Hollander Savio
    Thursday, September 19, ongoing
  Library hours Bancroft Library FSM display in hall on Campanile side of building
    Tuesday, September 23

Can Students Change the World?: Mario Savio and the Radical Legacy of the 1960s Robert Cohen

  7:00 Pigs, Parks & Protesters at PFA

Thursday, September 25

  5:00 SLATE Dinner & Reunion FULL
  7:00 Progressive Democrats of America, SF : Lynne Hollander Savio, Mike Smith, Jack Weinberg poster & info

Friday, September 26

  3:00 onward Sign In at FSM Cafe (next to Moffitt Library)
**Private 5:30 pm Happy Hour, no-host bar, hors d'oeuvres FSM Cafe Terrace
**Private 6:30-8:00 Buffet dinner FSM Cafe Terrace
  8:00-10:00 Reflections on participating in FSM: FREE  - open to all FSM Cafe Terrace

Saturday, September 27

    Carrying It On:  Panels, debates and discussions.   FREE for reunion registrants,  registered  students, and low-income. (All   others $5 donation)   Boalt Hall.
  9:45 am-10:30 Welcome and Memorial:   Booth auditorium
  10:30-noon The Right to Vote, the Right to Live: from Selma to Ferguson  (Plenary)  Booth auditorium. Speakers: Ben Jealous, former  CEO of the NAACP, and Martha Noonan, former Mississippi Freedom Summer volunteer, teacher and community organizer.  Moderator:  Bettina F. Aptheker, FSM Steering Committee, UCSC Distinguished Professor, UC Presidential Co-Chair, Feminist Critical Race & Ethnic Studies.
**Private 12:00 Box Lunch $10

Session II - Panels

When Values Collide - Room 100.  an informal debate about free speech vs. social justice. Moderator: Adam Hochschild, prize-winning author, UC School of Journalism, panelists: FSM vets Paul von Blum Senior Lecturer, African Studies Center, UCLA; and Kathleen Piper, community activist, and Current Cal students.

Building a Movement against Economic Inequality, Room 110: Moderator: Arlie Hochschild, Professor Emerita, Dept. of Sociology, panelists FSM Vet Barbara Garson, author, Down the UP Escalator, How the 99% live in the Great Recession; FSM Ex Comm Stephanie Coontz, Co-chair, Council of American Families, History & Family Studies, Evergreen State College faculty; Zumi Mizokami of ROC-LA

How did we Get There: Campus Activism before the FSM: Room 105: Moderator and Introductions: Ken Cloke  author of The Crossroads of Conflict; Mike Miller: community organizer: the Founding of SLATE: who, what, when, where, why; Peter Franck, Bay Area, lawyer former attorney of Mario Savio: The University Speaker & Politics Ban: Where did it come from and how did we get rid of it(for a while).  Herb Mills , former Secretary Treasurer of ILWU 6 : Confronting Persecution: The 1960 anti-HUAC demonstrations. Jo Freeman: Author of "At Berkeley in the 60s" and "The Tyranny of tructurelesness'':  Confronting Racism at Home: The 1963-64 Bay Area Civil Rights Movement. Wendell Brunner, Director of the Department of Health, Contra Costa County: The End of SLATE: It's Legacy and Meaning


Session III - Panels

Applying What We've Learned to the Environmental, Social and Economic Crises of Today: Room 110 with FSM veterans active in labor, environmental, education, and civil rights organizing, and electoral politics, (city of Richmond)

Challenges to Campus Free Speech and Academic Freedom:, Room 100  Moderator, Hertha Sweet Wong, Prof., Dept. of English, panelists Henry Reichman, chair, AAUP Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, Celeste Langan, Prof., Dept.of Eng,.Occupy arrestee; Greg Lukianoff, President, FIRE!,(Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) and Yaman Salahi, Asian Law Caucus.

Assessing the Radical Legacy of the Sixties: wins, losses and some Monday morning quarterbacking.  Room 105, Moderator: Troy Duster, Chancellor's Professor, Dept. of Sociology; panelists Leon Wofsy, Professor Emeritus, Molecular and Cell Biology, Faculty Peace Committee, Bettina Aptheker, Distinguished Professor, UCSC, UC Presidential Co-Chair, Feminist Critical Race & Ethnic Studies; Rabbi Michael Lerner, FSM Vet, editor Tikkun, Network of Spiritual Progressives

**Private 6:00-8:30

Dinner: no-host bar, Sit-down dinner & reminiscing at Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way,   SOLD OUT

** 8:45-???? Hootenanny and Dance at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave, $12, open to all.  Hali Hammer emcees a concert and sing-along with  Nancy Schimmel, Country Joe McDonald, Barbara Dane, and Terry Garthwaite plus a Singing Circle (pick your oldie of choice for the group to sing) and post-concert dancing (if we're awake.).  Beer, wine, veg. menu available. (no-host).

Sunday, September 28

** 10 am-1 pm Brunch Picnic Potluck: Memorial Glade (just North of Doe Library) (FREE with dish to share) or $5.
** 2-4:15 World premiere: FSM!, book by Joan Holden, music & lyrics by FSM Vet Bruce Barthol & Daniel Savio poster brownpapertickets Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison, Berkeley
** 12-2 Berkeley Student Cooperative: BSC Alumni Assn Annual Mtg and Complimentary Lunch at Cloyne RSVP
** 2-4

Berkeley Student Cooperative: BSC Alumni and Students Celebrating Together at Cloyne Court RSVP

  4:30-5:30 Berkeley Historical Society:: Bettina Aptheker, "FSM at 50: From COINTEL PRO to the Patriot Act/ From Selma to Ferguson."  ; Veterans Memorial Auditorium flyer
  5:30-6:30 Berkeley Historical Society FSM Exhibit and Reception; Veterans Memorial Bldg.,1931 Center St, Berkeley
** 7-9:15 FSM!, book by Joan Holden, music & lyrics by FSM Vet Bruce Barthol & Daniel Savio brownpapertickets
  9:15-?? Berkeley Rep: Stagebridge will be hoasting a get-together for play patrons (afternoon patrons welcome)

Monday, September 29

Tentative 10:30-11:30 Berkeley Historical Society FSM Exhibit, Veterans Memorial Bldg.,1931 Center St, Berkeley
  4-6 Divestment Revisited: UC Berkeley, the Free SpeechMov ement, and South Africa Divestment Movement  Berkeley Art Museum, Gund Theater. FREE, open to all. Sponsored by Center for African Studies.
  7:30-9:30 Film Screening. PFA Theater: “Soft Vengence”: Albie Sachs and the New South AfricaDocumentary. PFA Theater

Tuesday, September 30

** 9:15 am Ferry ($30) Pier 33, SF to Alcatraz for @Large, ai weiwei's site-specific installation no new res via FSM-A;
  7:00 pm An Evening of Political Poetry, 1964 & Today at FSM Cafe FREE with prize-winning Spoken Word poets Josh Healey & Aya de Leon, Director, Poetry for the People, and student poets, plus Poets of the FSM

Wednesday, October 1

  Noon-1 FSM Rally on Sproul Plaza: Dolores Huerta, Bettina Aptheker, Jackie Goldberg, Jack Weinberg, Lynne Hollander Savio, speakers
  1:30-3:30 Berkeley Faculty Association Teach-in:  The Operation of the Machine: UC Then and Now. Free, open to all.  Maude Fife Rm.,  315 Wheeler UC Professors Wendy Brown, (Political Science), Tyrone Hayes, (Integrative Biology), Leigh Raiford, (African American Studies), Chris Newfield, Professor, English, UC Santa Barbara; and Amanda Armstrong, Graduate Student, Rhetoric, UC Berkeley will lead a teach-in on the nature of the public university. Looking at the state cutbacks to education funding and the university's increased reliance on private sources, it will examine race and educational access, student debt and rising inequality, the marketization of research, and other pressing issues.
  3:30- 5:30 Intergenerational  Dialogue on Campus Activism, with current activist students, FSM Vets, and others, organized by the Progressive Coalition. Maude Fife Rm, 315 Wheeler
  6:00 Seth Rosenfeld in Conversation with University Librarian Tom Leonard, BPL West Branch
    Thursday, October 2
  4:30-6 Teaching the Free Speech Movement: a Panel for Educators,     370 G Dwinelle Hall. Robert Cohen, professor of history and social studies from NYU, author of Freedom's Orator, will moderate a panel for educators. Veterans of the Free Speech Movement will share their experiences and thoughts on how to convey enduring understandings and explore the history of this period with K-12 students.
** 7 doors open
8:00 pm
Mario Savio Memorial Lecture, "Out of the Kitchen, Into the Streets? Restaurant  workers and the movement for economic justice" with Saru Jayaraman, co-founder and co-director, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United) and Director of the Food Labor Research Center, UC Berkeley (FREE with ticket) Wheeler Auditorium
    Thursday, October 9
  7 pm Sons and Daughters at PFA with Stephen Lighthill, Gar Smith, and Michael Smith
    Tuesday, October 14
  7 pm Operation Abolition & The Riotmakers at PFA with Christopher C Kutz & David Lance Goines
    Thursday, October 30
  12:30-2 Music and Protest Panel Waldo Martin, Kim Nalley, Mavis Staples, Chris Strachwitz,
    Wednesday, December 3
  noon Rally on Sproul Plaza
    December 12-13, 19-20
    COMEDY "MADAME GUFAY'S FREE SPEECH LOVELUTIONARIES" by Norah Foster at 1301 Shattuck Ave. Live Oak Theater.  Directed by Alan Barkan. AEB production.