Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tom Hayden of Chicago 7 to speak at UIS

Tom Hayden, co-founder of Students for A Democratic Society in the 1960s and one of the activists who faced trial for disrupting the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, will speak at the University of Illinois Springfield later this month.

The speech, which is free and open to the public, will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in Brookens Auditorium.

The appearance is part of a speaker series that students can attend as part of their curriculum but that is also open to the public, said Kimberly Craig, coordinator of the series at the school.

His speech is titled “Activism in the 21st Century: Towards a New Port Huron Statement.”

Hayden was featured by the State Journal-Register on September 13, 2012.

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