Activism,  Lecture,  Social Movements

“The Future of Social Justice: A Perspective from 5 Decades of Grassroots and Representative Democratic Struggle.”

Thu, May 2, 2013
5:30 pm

Cline Library Assembly Hall


This event is brought to you by the Spring 2013 Social Justice Speaker Series.

Tom Hayden

When: May, 2nd 5:30pm

Where: Cline Library Assembly Hall

About Tom: After over 50 years of activism, politics and writing, Tom Hayden is still a leading voice for ending the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, for erasing sweatshops, saving the environment, and reforming politics through a more participatory democracy. He was a leader of the student, civil rights, peace and environmental movements of the 1960s, and went on to serve 18 years in the California legislature, where he chaired labor, higher education and natural resources committees.

In addition to being a member of the editorial board and a columnist for The Nation magazine, Hayden is regularly published in the New York Times, GuardianLos Angeles Times, San Francisco ChronicleBoston GlobeDenver PostHarvard International ReviewChronicle of Higher EducationHuffington Post and other weekly alternatives. As Director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center in Culver City, California, he organizes, travels and speaks constantly against the current wars. He also recently drafted and lobbied successfully for Los Angeles and San Francisco ordinances to end all taxpayer subsidies for sweatshops.

The author and editor of twenty books, including the recently published “Inspiring Participatory Democracy: Student Movements from Port Huron to Today,” Hayden describes himself as “an archeological dig.” He has taught most recently at UCLA, Scripps College, Pitzer College, Occidental College, and the Harvard Institute of Politics.