Free Speech Movement

Meeting | March 14 | 7 p.m. | 3050 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Joel Geier

 International Socialist Organization

In 1964, amidst major fights over civil rights in the Bay Area, the UC Berkeley administration banned all student political organizations from campus. The Free Speech Movement demanded and won the right to free speech on campus. At its peak, the FSM organized hundreds of students to occupy Sproul Hall and an army of police was sent onto campus to violently arrest them.

Our guest speaker, Joel Geier, was a Cal student in the 1960s, a friend of Mario Savio, and a key organizer of the FSM student strike. Join Joel for a discussion about the FSM and its relevance to today's resistance against white supremacy and police militarization.

 mrathi@berkeley.edu