To the Brandeis Community:

On Thursday, April 30th, Bill Ayers, Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and co-founder of the radical anti-war group, The Weather Underground, will speak on social justice movements and lessons from the anti-war movement. The event will be held in the SCC Theater, and doors will open at 8:30.  An open question and answer session will follow.

TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE TONIGHT 4/20 AT THE DFA COFFEEHOUSE (9:30-12 PM in Chums), AND WILL BE AVAILABLE ALL WEEK IN USDAN.  The tickets will cost $5, are open to the Brandeis community ONLY, and require a valid Brandeis ID to purchase.  A total of 230 tickets will be available.  Email MGRUSZKO@BRANDEIS.EDU if you cannot buy them in Usdan, or if you are unable to pay the ticket price.

In the week prior to Ayers’ visit, DFA and SDS will hold two town hall meetings featuring a panel of Brandeis professors, for an open discussion of Ayers’ political and social implications in the U.S. and on this campus: at 7:00 in Lown Auditorium on Monday (4/27) and Wednesday (4/29).

This event is sponsored by Democracy for America, Students for a Democratic Society, the Brenda Meehan Social Justice Grant, and four academic departments: Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies; Education; History; and Social Justice, Social Policy.

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