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May 1968 – May 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018
12–10pm

Join us for a day-long gathering looking at the impact of the global uprisings of 1968 on our lives and communities in 2018.

12–1pm

Student activists and others will be doing a performative reading of On the Poverty of Student Life, a key Situationist text which helped launch the 6-week student and worker revolt in France, May 1968.

1:30–5pm

A series of organizers and historians will be discussing the international activities of 1968:
–Susana Draper on the student movement, Olympics, and massacre in Mexico City
-Filip Erdeljac on Yugoslavia
-Johanna Fernandez on the Young Lords
–Sabu Khosa on the Japanese Student Movement (Zengakuren and more)
-Giulia Sbaffi on Rome ’68 and its influence of the next generation


6–10pm

Screening of Le Fond de l’Air est Rouge [A Grin Without a Cat] (Chris Marker, 1977, 240 min). This sprawling essayistic film is a key document collecting footage from over a dozen countries in from the late 1960s into the early 1970s, and is one of the best windows into the meanings and impacts of 1968.

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