Womens Magazine

Women’s Magazine: From FSM to Anti-Apartheid (by way of feminism) – September 29, 2014

Twenty years after the Free Speech Movement rocked Berkeley, the University of California, and eventually the culture, UC Berkeley exploded in passionate activism. Students and faculty joined the wave of campus anti-apartheid movements calling for divestment of university pension funds and endowments from South Africa.

We explore the origins and lessons of one of the most successful and influential student movements in history, with then-student leaders Andrea Pritchett and Rita Himes and feminist author and faculty activist Ruth Rosen. Also included: excerpts of the film, SOWETO TO BERKELEY, which tells the story of this extraordinary time on the Berkeley campus.

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