The Great Rehearsal


September 17-25

1968 was a world revolution.  From Mexico City to Tokyo, Paris to
Prague, Columbia University to Berkeley, it was a revolutionary event
that at once failed and transformed the world. The process it put into
place continues today.  1968, the long ’68, altered fundamental
balances of power and set the stage for today’s new movements.  ’68
was a great rehearsal.  For what, it is up to us to decide.

The Global Commons Foundation, PM Press, and Historians Against the
War invite you to a week of discussions and events on the worldwide
events of 1968 and their legacies.

The events will run from Wednesday, September 17 to Thursday, September
25, and will be centered around an all-day symposium at the University
of San Francisco on Saturday, September 20th.

These events were made possible through partnerships with:  University
of San Francisco, Intertribal Friendship House, American Indian
Movement, Retort, Free Speech Cafe Program at UC Berkeley,
CounterPULSE, Shaping San Francisco, KPFA, WarTimes/Tiempo.

The symposium at the University of San Francisco was made possible
through the support of: The Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic
Studies and Social Thought at the University of San Francisco, Leo T.
McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, USF Academic
and International Activities, USF Center for the Pacific Rim, USF
Department of Sociology, USF Environmental Studies Program, USF Gender
and Sexualities Studies Minor, USF Offices of the Associate Dean for
Social Sciences, Associate Dean for Arts & Humanities and Dean for
Arts & Sciences.



American Indian Movement to the World Indigenous Movement, 1968-present
Intertribal Friendship House
523 International Blvd., Oakland
6PM – 10PM, Free
Participants include: Len Foster, Bill Means

40th Anniversary: San Francisco State Strike 1968-69
1310 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
7:30pm Free


Archives of Dissent
Free Speech Café, Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley.
6-8:30pm, Free

Robert Hillary King
Book launch for From The Bottom of The Heap: The Autobiography of Black Panther Robert Hillary King
The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street (at Gough)
San Francisco CA 94102
7pm, Free


National Teach-In on the Iraq War
University of California, Berkeley
9am-6:30pm, Free
Participants include: Daniel Ellsberg, Brian Willson, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Andrej Grubacic, Paul Cronin, Tom Reifer, Staughton Lynd,
Immanuel Wallerstein, Carlos Muñoz, Medea Benjamin, Antonia Juhasz, Tom Hayden

1968: A Discussion On The Lessons and Vibrant Legacy of the Year That Shook the World
Julia Morgan Center for the Arts
2640 College Avenue, Berkeley
7pm, $10 (no-one turned away)
Participants: Robert Hillary King, Immanuel Wallerstein, Staughton
Lynd, Andrej Grubacic, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz


The Great Rehearsal? The World Revolution of 1968
Harney Science Center
Plenaries in room 127
University of San Francisco
8:30AM-7:30PM, Free
Participants include: Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz,
Immanuel Wallerstein, Denis O’Hearn, Peter Linebaugh, Donald
Nicholson-Smith, Marta Petrusewicz, Ziga Vodovnik, Robin Balliger,
Walter Turner, Muto Ichiyo, Sabu Kohso, Estella Habal, Uldis Kruze,
Chris Carlsson, Frances Beal, Barbara Esptein, Ramon Grosfoguel,
Robert Hillary King, Betita Martinez, William Means, Jorge Aquino,
Lilian Dube, Laura Fantone, Raj Patel, Mayo Fuster Morell, Eddie Yuen,
James Tracy, Anne Weills, Andrej Grubacic, Katharine Wallerstein, Tom
Reifer, Mike Fisher, Brian Willson, James Tracy, Staughton Lynd


Wobblies and Zapatistas Book Launch
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Ave., San Francisco
5pm, Free
Participants: Andrej Grubacic, Staughton Lynd, Denis O’Hearn

Cinema and the Long 68

A Retort event
San Francisco, venue TBA
8pm, Free


Paths to Liberation: Political Prisoners, Incarceration, and Struggle
Modern Times Bookstore
888 Valencia St, San Francisco
7pm, Free
Participants: Robert Hillary King, Denis O’Hearn and Andrej Grubacic

Paco Ignacio Taibo II in Conversation.
Women’s Building, The Audre Lorde Room, 3543 18th St # 8, San Francisco
7pm. $10 (no-one turned away).
Participants: Paco Ignacio Taibo and Donald Nicholson Smith


Youth, Identity, Power: The Chicano Movement
Dr. Carlos Muñoz
Reading and discussion
The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street, at Gough
7pm, Free


Global Africa: African Liberation Movements and Decolonialization from 1945 to Today
1310 Mission Street, San Francisco
7:30pm, Free
Participants: Immanuel Wallerstein, Walter Turner, Will Grant

Real Cost of Prisons Comix
Book Launch with editor Lois Ahrens
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market Street, San Francisco
7pm, Free
Participants include: Lois Ahrens, Marlon Altan, Amie Dowling, Debbie Reyes, Karen Shain, Mara Taub


Incarceration, Resistance, Costs and Consequences: A Discussion with Authors, Activists And Former Political Prisoners
First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St, Oakland
7pm. $10 (no-one turned away).
Participants include: Robert Hillary King, Lois Ahrens, Victoria Law, Matt Meyer, Ashanti Alston, Rita ‘Bo’ Brown

For more information, contact Katharine Wallerstein, Executive Director, The Global Commons Foundation, <>.

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