Kent State Students for a Democratic Society

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Kent State Students for a Democratic Society is an Ohio affiliate of New Students for a Democratic Society.

Webinar with Ayers and Dohrn

May 4, 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of the Kent State Shootings, where four student protesters were murdered by the National Guard for their opposition to the Vietnam War. In remembrance of this, leaders of Kent State Students for a Democratic Society were joined by veteran organizers and activists Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers, to discuss our history and the path forward.

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Colt Hutchinson was joined by fellow SDS Shelby Pratt in leading the discussion with both Dohrn and Ayers over a Zoom call, broadcasted live on their Facebook page.[1]

Kent State remembrance

May 4, 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of the tragic Kent State shootings which claimed the lives of four students. In remembrance of this history, Kent State Students for a Democratic Society invited students, staff, and community members to join the panel of former and current student-activists to discuss the dynamics of campus activism and student mobilization, and the factors shaping the culture of activism and dissent in higher education spaces.

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The panel will be moderated by Professor Idris Kabir Syed, and will consist of former SDS activists Candy Knox and Colin Neiberger as well as current student activists Colt Hutchinson, Patrick Ferguson, and Tayjua Hines.[2]

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