Bay Area Poets Celebrates “The1968 State Student Strike” | SF
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San Francisco Main Public Library | 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Submitted by the Event Organizer
On March 24, from 1 pm -4 pm join in the Latino/Hispanic Room (Lower Level) of the San Francisco Public Library for a celebration of the SF State Student Strike of 1968.
From November 6, 1968 until March 20, 1969, hundreds of protesting San Francisco State College students, faculty, and staff went on strike to demand equal access to public higher education, the hiring of senior faculty of color, and a revised curriculum that would embrace the histories and cultures of all people, including ethnic minorities. The efforts of these activists led to the creation of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State.
Come hear a stellar roster of Bay Area poets, including SF State strikers, express solidarity with the spirit of the Strike, as the poets take us along on their journey to experience the depth and beauty of all cultures and to end racism in America.
Categories: *Top Pick*, History, Literature