The Port Huron Statement and the Making of the New Left, 1958-1965 Conference
This Fall, the Department of Sociology is co-sponsoring a conference commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Port Huron Statement. For those of you who may not know, the Port Huron Statement was the manifesto of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) adopted in 1962 and drafted with leadership from students at the University of Michigan. Entitled "The Port Huron Statement and the Making of the New Left, 1958-1965", the conference will explore the social, cultural, political, and global contexts for the rise of new radical movements from 1958 to 1965. Keynote addresses and two days of panels will feature Port Huron participants as well as scholars and writers concerned with the range and diversity of social activism in the United States and abroad in that period, with comparison to renewed protest in our own time.