As the campus celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement this fall, the Office of Communications and Public Affairs has created a website at http://fsm.berkeley.edu/ that provides a historical timeline, a list of upcoming events and more. It happened 50 years ago, but the Free Speech Movement left a strong legacy at UC Berkeley and in the lives and public service work of many students, faculty, staff and alumni.
The Public Affairs office is interested in identifying a few international students who would be interested in talking to reporters, as needed, about what the Free Speech Movement means to them. If you would be happy to help, please email Gretchen Kell, director of special projects and outreach, at email@example.com.
There is another important website for students participating in the On the Same Page program, http://fsm-onthesamepage.berkeley.edu/, which provided this summer to all incoming freshmen and transfer students a copy of a biography of FSM leader Mario Savio called “Freedom’s Orator” by New York University Professor Robert Cohen. A few dozen courses this fall are being taught about the Free Speech Movement that use the book as a source of discussion.
We also welcome photos and stories from 1960s alumni about living at International House during this groundbreaking era. Comment below or send email and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org for possible inclusion in the Fall I-House Times newsletter.
A full list of campus events related to the FSM anniversary can be found at http://fsm.berkeley.edu/