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Media Advisory: Harry Belafonte to address participants in 1968 SF State student strike



Singer, actor and activist Harry Belafonte will address alumni of the 1968 San Francisco State student-led strike at a special evening reception marking the 40th anniversary of the event.

Among the 100 strike alumni, activists and community members invited:

  • Actor and activist Danny Glover
  • Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums
  • Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown
  • Rev. Cecil Williams
  • Activist Janice Mirikitani
  • Superior Court Judge Ronald Quidachay
  • Tribal Chairperson of Indian Canyon Nation Anne Marie Sayers
  • Poet Sonia Sanchez
  • Poet Roberto Vargas

The reception is part of a four-day academic conference and commemoration of the strike's legacy. The 1968 student strike at SF State led to a national movement to diversify faculty and students on U.S. college campuses and the birth of SF State's College of Ethnic Studies. For more information, visit www.sfsu.edu/~news/prsrelea/fy08/019.htm


7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008


Seven Hills Conference Center, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco


Journalists are invited to attend, but space is limited.  Please RSVP by contacting Denize Springer at (415) 405-3803 or denize@sfsu.edu

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