Great Rehearsal Event-Bay Area

The Great Rehearsal:

A symposium and week of events
on the World Revolution of ’68 and its legacies


September 17-25


1968 was a world revolution.  From Mexico City to Tokyo, Paris to Prague, Columbia University to Berkeley, it was a revolutionary event that at once failed and transformed the world. The process it put into place continues today.  1968, the long ’68, altered fundamental balances of power and set the stage for today’s new movements.  ’68 was a great rehearsal.  For what, it is up to us to decide.

The Global Commons Foundation, PM Press, and Historians Against the War invite you to a week of discussions and events on the worldwide events of 1968 and their legacies.

The events will run from Wednesday September 17 to Thursday September 25, and will be centered around an all-day symposium at the University of San Francisco on Saturday September 20th.

These events were made possible through partnerships with:  University of San Francisco, Intertribal Friendship House, American Indian Movement, Retort, Free Speech Cafe Program at UC Berkeley, CounterPULSE, Shaping San Francisco, KPFA, WarTimes/Tiempo

The symposium at the University of San Francisco was made possible through the support of:
The Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought at the University of San Francisco, Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, USF Academic and International Activities, USF Center for the Pacific Rim, USF Department of Sociology, USF Environmental Studies Program, USF Gender and Sexualities Studies Minor, USF Offices of the Associate Dean for Social Sciences, Associate Dean for Arts & Humanities and Dean for Arts & Sciences



American Indian Movement to the World Indigenous Movement, 1968-present

Intertribal Friendship House

523 International Blvd., Oakland

6PM – 10PM, Free

Participants include: Len Foster, Bill Means

40th Anniversary: San Francisco State Strike 1968-69
1310 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

7:30pm Free



Archives of Dissent
Free Speech Café, Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley. 
6-8:30pm, Free

Robert Hillary King
Book launch for From The Bottom Of The Heap: The Autobiography of Black
Panther Robert Hillary King
The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street (at Gough)
San Francisco CA 94102
7pm, Free


National Teach-In on the Iraq War

University of California, Berkeley
9am-6:30pm, Free

Participants include: Daniel Ellsberg, Brian Willson, Paco Ignacio Taibo II,  Andrej Grubacic, Paul Cronin, Sam Green, Mark Danner,

Tom Reifer, Staughton Lynd, Immanuel Wallerstein, Carlos Muñoz, Medea Benjamin, Antonia Juhasz, Tom Hayden

1968: A Discussion On The Lessons and Vibrant Legacy Of The Year That Shook The World

Julia Morgan Center For The Arts
2640 College Avenue, Berkeley
7pm, $10 (no-one turned away)
: Robert Hillary King, Immanuel Wallerstein, Staughton Lynd, Andrej Grubacic, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz


The Great Rehearsal? The World Revolution of 1968
Harney Science Center

Plenaries in room 127

University of San Francisco
8:30AM-7:30PM, Free

Participants include:  Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Immanuel Wallerstein, Denis O’Hearn, Peter Linebaugh, Donald Nicholson-Smith, Marta Petrusewicz, Ziga Vodovnik, Robin Balliger, Walter Turner, Muto Ichiyo, Sabu Kohso, Estella Habal, Uldis Kruze, Chris Carlsson, Frances Beal, Barbara Esptein, Ramon Grosfoguel, Robert Hillary King, Betita Martinez, William Means, Jorge Aquino, Lilian Dube, Laura Fantone, Raj Patel, Mayo Fuster Morell, Eddie Yuen, James Tracy, Anne Weills, Andrej Grubacic, Katharine Wallerstein, Tom Reifer, Mike Fisher, Brian Willson, James Tracy, Staughton Lynd



"Wobblies and Zapatistas" Book Launch
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Ave., San Francisco
5pm, Free
Participants:  Andrej Grubacic, Staughton Lynd, Denis O’Hearn

Cinema and the Long 68
A Retort event
San Francisco, venue TBA
8pm, Free



Paths to Liberation: Political Prisoners, Incarceration, and Struggle
Modern Times Bookstore
888 Valencia St, San Francisco

7pm, Free

Robert Hillary King, Denis O’Hearn and Andrej Grubacic


Paco Ignacio Taibo II in Conversation.
Women’s Building, The Audre Lorde Room, 3543 18th St # 8, San Francisco
7pm. $10 (no-one turned away).
Participants: Paco Ignacio Taibo and Donald Nicholson Smith




Youth, Identity, Power: The Chicano Movement

Dr. Carlos Muñoz
Reading and discussion
The Green Arcade 
1680 Market Street, at Gough
7pm, Free



Global Africa: African liberation movements and decolonialization from 1945 to Today
1310 Mission Street, San Francisco
7:30pm, Free
Participants: Immanuel Wallerstein, Walter Turner, Will Grant

Real Cost of Prisons Comix
Book Launch with editor Lois Ahrens

The Green Arcade, 1680 Market Street, San Francisco
7pm, Free

Participants include: Lois Ahrens, Marlon Altan, Amie Dowling, Debbie Reyes, Karen Shain, Mara Taub



Incarceration, Resistance, Costs And Consequences: A Discussion with Authors, Activists And Former Political Prisoners
First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St, Oakland
7pm. $10 (no-one turned away).

Participants include: Robert Hillary King, Lois Ahrens, Victoria Law, Matt Meyer, Ashanti Alston, Rita ‘Bo’ Brown

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