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The Movement for a Democratic Society: A Founding Conference

February 17, 2007
New School

New York City

All welcome!

SDSers at the New School, led by Patrick Korte, will be hosting and joining in the events of February 17, an all-day conference to confirm a sister organization for the revived Students for a Democratic Society: the Movement for a Democratic Society.  The program is as follows, with an anticipated attendance of 250:

9:00-9:45

Coffee and Registration

9:45

Pat Korte will offer greetings

10:00

MC Paul Buhle, Brown University, will introduce Tom Good, MDS/SDS organizer, who will offer a background of SDS’s re-launch since February, 2005 and will introduce the famed leader of the Columbia student strike of 1968

10:30

Mark Rudd, Albuquerque Technical-Vocational Institute, will speak on the history and values of SDS and their meaning for MDS

11:00

Co-MC Penelope Rosemont, Charles H. Kerr Publishers, will introduce Manning Marable, Columbia University, who will speak on the multiracial struggle for justice and the crisis in US society today

11:30-12:00

MC Paul Buhle introduces Tariq Ali, who will speak on the global crisis, the Middle East, and the Bolivarian Revolution

Noon

Jay Jurie presides as Senia Barragan — Brown University undergraduate, activist and punk singer — will speak about the SDS role and the emerging culture of resistance, joined on stage by Devra Moore, Brian Kelly, and other New York area SDSers/MDSers

1:00

lunch

2:00

Penelope Rosemont introduces Barbara Ehrenreich

2:45

Paul Buhle introduces Bruce Rubenstein, Old Theories and New, an Approach for the Left in the 21st Century

3:30-4:30

board vote directed Jay Jurie

4:30-4:45

Comments by Living Theater co-founder, Judith Malina

4:45-6:30

social hour, coffee

4:30-5:30

board meeting [simultaneous with social hour]

5:30-6:30

fundraiser with Leonard Weinglass [simultaneous with social hour]

6:30

closing, poems by Al Haber and Jayne Cortez


For more info, email info@movementforademocraticsociety.org or visit the Web site of the Movement for a Democratic Society: <www.movementforademocraticsociety.org/>.



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