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OccupyForum // Alan Haber SDS: The Port Huron Statement, Occupy, and a Blueprint for Action
Date Monday December 12
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Global Exchange 2017 Mission Street near 16th Street BART SF 94110
Event Type Class/Workshop
OccupyForum presents…

Alan Haber, SDS:
The Port Huron Statement, Occupy, and a Blueprint for Action

In the 50 years since its initial publication, Tom Hayden has attracted the bulk of media attention surrounding the Port Huron Statement. He wrote much of the original text and served as its high-profile articulator and leader of its execution. But it’s the lesser-known Robert Alan (Al) Haber who is credited as the “big brain,” the “visionary,” and the “indispensable element” of the student movement.

As the founder of SDS, Haber was elected its first president in 1960. He spent the first few years building the organizational and intellectual foundation that would support Henry David Thoreau’s call of “voting with your whole body.” In the SDS, Haber had established an educational association that, in his words, was “concerned with building a responsible and articulate left in universities and to extending the influence of this community into the political life of society more generally.” After one of the organization’s first meetings he wrote, “Pessimism and cynicism have given way to direct action.”

Haber, Hayden, and a handful of SDS members organized a conference to discuss Hayden’s working treatise. In the course of five days, more than 60 student activists from New York to California hunkered down at Port Huron’s FDR Camp to hash out, then publish the consensus document that would change the course of American social and political history.

Join us at OccupyForum to hear from Al Haber, and discuss the implications and applications of the Port Huron Statement, and Occupy, for today's precarious times.

Q&A and Announcements will follow. Donations to OccupyForum
to cover our costs are encouraged; no one turned away!

Monday, December 12th 2016 from 6 - 9 pm at Global Exchange
2017 Mission Street near 16th Street BART

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!
Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue
on all sides of these critically important issues!
Added to the calendar on Saturday Dec 10th, 2016 12:23 AM

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