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1 CONSCIOUSNESS, COMMUNITY, LIBERATION: FULFILLING THE PROMISE OF ‘68 A Commemoration of the 40 th Anniversary of the 1968 SF State Black Student Union (BSU)/ Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) Student-led Strike October 29- November 1, 2008 Cesar Chavez Student Center San Francisco State University Wednesday, October 29 7:30 am-5:00 pm Registration Jack Adams Hall (foyer) 8:30-9:30 am Opening Ceremony Malcolm X Plaza Opening Prayer: Anne Marie Sayers Native Drumming and Dance: Jacob Perea, John Perea and Eddie Madril Brief Introduction Parade: Audio from Strike Film Lowering of Banners in Front of Student Center 9:30 am Introduction to the Commemoration Jack Adams Hall 9:30 am-5:00 pm San Francisco Unified School District High School Rosa Parks A, B, C Students Contact Person: Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales [Central meeting place for San Francisco Unified High School Students attending commemoration] 10:00 am-12:00 pm “Civil Rights and Social Justice Panel” Jack Adams Hall Moderator: Dr. Ramona Tascoe. Panelists: Former Mayor Willie L. Brown, Dr. Nathan Hare, Mayor Ronald Dellums, Mr. Roberto Vargas, Mr. Bruce Hartford, Dr. Jim Hirabayashi. This panel will look closely at the social justice climate of the late 60s with a particular eye toward the civil rights movement itself. 12:00-2:00 pm Entertainment Malcolm X Plaza Youssoupha Sibide (acclaimed Kora Player)
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2 12:00-1:00 pm “Steady Buildin’: Community-Building, Critical Rosa Parks A, B, C Panelists: Patrick Camangian, Benji Chang, and Ramón Antonio Marquez. This panel focuses on sustainable community-building, critical consciousness, and liberatory agency through the experiences of students, teachers, and organizers in inner-city LA. Drawing on the presenters’ work as LAUSD K-12 teachers/ researchers, and informed by the legacies of Third World Liberation, this panel examines the struggles and successes of supporting youth and families in challenging their material and ideological dehumanization. 1:00-3:00 pm “Brothers and Sisters of the ’68 BSU Share Experiences” Jack Adams Hall Panelists: Benny Stewart, Jerry Varnado, Jimmy Garrett, Clarence Thomas, Dr. Ramona Tascoe, Dhameera Ahmad, Sharon Treskuoff . This panel looks at the Sisters and Brothers of the BSU talking about what they did, how it affected their lives and their political perspectives. They will also talk about why they did what they did, what was accomplished, and where they (as a people and as a consciousness) are at this time. 3:00-5:00 pm “The Role and Lessons of SDS (Students for a Jack Adams Hall Democratic Society) in the SFSU Strike” Panelists: Margaret Leahy, Joy Magezis, Gene Marchi, Charlie Rassmussen, and Steve Zeltzer. SDS was the largest mass militant student organization in the history of the United States. In San Francisco, it mobilized against the war in Vietnam during Stop The Draft Week, supported striking Bay Area oil workers, and mobilized to build support for the
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