Presented by Praxis Peace Institue & Dominican University
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Port Huron Statement, the manifesto that lauched the seminal Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Tom Hayden was the principle author of this document, which remains as relevant today as it was in 1962. Tom's breadth of experience and vision is unique in the peace movement. As a civil rights worker in the south, a peace activist, and a superb chronicler of our social history as it was -- and is -- unfolding, Tom's analysis always pierces the fog of misrepresentation and gets to the heart of the matter. No one understands social/political movements better than Tom Hayden, and his ideas for the future of democracy are critical in these times.
Tom combines the savvy of a political strategist with the heart of a life-long activist who is committed to systemic change. His new book, Inspiring Participatory Democracy ($21.95), will be available at this event, as will some of his earlier books, including copies of the Port Huron Statement with an updated forward.
Created by Students for a Democratic Society in a small Michigan town in 1962, the Port Huron Statement has been called the most ambitious, the most specific, and the most eloquent manifesto in the history of the American Left.