Friday, September 28, 2012

Hayden speaks to full house at UIS

Political activist Tom Hayden told students and community members at the University of Illinois Springfield Thursday that change can come, but it sometimes takes a while.

“The lesson I’d like to pass along to anybody who needs to hear it is that change comes. It comes inch by inch, it comes no matter how impatient, how radical you are, or how urgent you are, it comes very slowly,” Hayden said.

Hayden was one of the founders of the 1960s group, Students for a Democratic Society. In 1968, he was one of the “Chicago 7” who were charged with conspiracy for disturbances at the Democratic convention.

Hayden spoke to a packed house of more than 200 people at UIS's Brookens Auditorium.

Hayden's appearance was featured by the State Journal-Register on Sept. 28, 2012.

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