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  1. 1. Student Activism: 1960s and Today • By: Kimberly Hurtubise and Jacqueline Suarez
  2. 2. hippies • In the late 1960s a powerful movement known as counterculture arose in San Francisco, California • People were characterized by their peaceful anarchy, concern for the environment, and rejection of society’s “norms” • Youth around the world were especially recognized for the nonviolent protests, rebellious attitudes, and unique style of life Hippies
  3. 3. 1960’s Student Activists Anti-war Tactics • marches of Washington D.C. • Protests • Sit-ins • Student strikes • Draft card burnings • Teach-ins: Students and faculty have in-depth conversations to learn more about the Vietnam war • May 4, 1970- four student activists were shot by guardsmen during a peaceful anit-war rally at Kent State University in Ohio • Although the hippies faced hardships they continued their fight for peace in the world
  4. 4. What are 2008 students’ opinions on the war today?
  5. 5. 1960’s • Student activism • Involvement with ending war • Political participation • 60 percent of eligible voters voted 2000’s • Less student awareness and activism • Hardly no protesting to end the war • Low 50 percent of eligible voters voted
  6. 6. Let’s get more involved • Start protesting American Friends Service Committee American League Against War and Fascism American Peace Mobilization A.N.S.W.E.R. (International ANSWER and ANSWER Coalition) Center on Conscience & War Anti-War Committee Campus Antiwar Network Catholic Worker Movement Women's International League for Peace and Freedom War Resisters League, Why War? Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives Port Militarization Resistance National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors The World Can't Wait September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee United for Peace and Justice Troops Out Now Coalition Students for a Democratic Society Peace Action Friends Committee on National Legislation Iraq Peace Action Coalition Not in Our Name Iraq Peace Action Coalition • Join an organization: • Voice your opinion
  7. 7. Works Cited • • Encarta Reference Library DVD 2004 • amwarprotests.html • Holt American Anthem Modern American History • • 190.html