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Your Call: What's the legacy of the Free Speech Movement?



On the September 10th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the 1964 student movement at UC Berkeley that challenged regulations governing freedom of speech on universities. How did the free speech movement open doors for other liberation movements? Last Friday the UC Berkeley chancellor sent out an email to faculty, staff, and students implying that civility is a prerequisite for free speech. Students responded with accusations of censorship. What impact does the movement have on students today, 50 years later? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Rebecca Rau, Development and PR Manager for Stagebridge Senior Theater

Joan Holden, writer of the “Free Speech Movement” play

Daniel Savio, one of two composers for FSM and son of Mario Savio

Web Resources:

Stagebridge: More information about the FSM play Buy Tickets: SFand Berkeley

Indigogo for the FSM production

Radicals Revisited: Eyewitnesses to Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement Mark 50th Anniversary

Atlantic: Do Students Still Have Free Speech in School?

Washington Times: UC Berkeley chancellor: Free speech requires ‘civility’

Inside Higher Ed: The Problem With Civility