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The Power of Protest: MIT March 4th @ 50 Years
March 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
On March 4, 1969, there was an extraordinary mass meeting of MIT faculty, students and staff to protest MIT’s complicity in the Vietnam War. This was considered a “positive protest” and included plans for positive action. Included in the storied panel of speakers were Noam Chomsky, Lionel Trilling and Nobel Laureate George Wald. Wald’s speech “A Generation in Search of a Future” became known world-wide. In addition, the day marks the founding of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
We will screen excerpts of November Actions: Defiance at MIT,1969—a powerful documentary following the protests of MIT students, faculty and staff against the war in Vietnam and MIT’s complicity in that war–protests that lead to the historic March 4th event.