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Michael Rossman
passed from us on
May 12, 2008

We will be collecting photos of Michael both from FSM days and more recent and linking them to this page.
If you have photos, please email them with comments about when and where they were taken.

Michael's Memorial
was held on Monday, June 23, 2008 - 4 to 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
At 5:00 the ceremony was followed by food and visiting.
Jaime Rossman, Lorca Rossman, Karen McLellan

Articles written & Videos are linked from here.
We'd love to publish other thoughts and memories of Michael if you have something to share.
email to: Susan Druding: druding1 -at- straw.com

Karen's Message about Michael:
Michael's Blog
Also be sure to read the comments from friends and
former students posted on the blog - and add your own, too.

Here is a lovely editorial by Becky O'Malley at The Berkeley Daily Planet - May 15, 2008
The Art and Science of Living Well

Obit from the San Francisco Chronicle - May 17, 2008:
'60s activist Michael Rossman dies in Berkeley

New York Times Obit - May 19, 2008
Michael Rossman, Who Fought for Campus Rights, Dies at 68

Gar Smith on his last day with Michael in April 2008
A Morning with Michael

Lincoln Cushing on the Docs Populi site:
Reflections on the passing of Michael Rossman,
or, Why I'll miss Michael very, very much.

Mark Vallen's 'Art for a Change' Blog - May 19, 2008:
Michael Rossman: All Of Us Or None

Lorna Dee Cerventes Blog - May 13, 2008:
Into the Spring - Sad News: Michael Rossman Has Left the Dimension

Photos & Writings
Several of Michael here at Reg Zelnick's book party - Oct 2002

An FSM-A Board Meeting where Michael grilled salmon

"George" in the UCB Oak Grove references Michael in his remarks - Sept 18, 2007
First Person: A Joyous Act of Civil Disobedience

Read the article Michael wrote about Mario's Last Day
Many of Michael's FSM writings are here - click on Search This Site at the
top of this page and put in 'Rossman'

Michael's Article for California Alumni Assn. at FSM's 40th Anniversary - 2004
Repossessing Ourselves (includes photos)

Also visit Michael's own Web site that was so much his work the last
few months of his life - HERE

All of Us or None (AOUON)
Michael was Curator of this Political Poster Archive

Below is a video interview with an interesting segment
with Michael made, in part, inside his house on Virginia St.
Thanks for Aron Ranen for sharing this segment of his documentary
Power & Control LSD in The Sixties - this is segment 4
and what a treat to hear Michael discussing in his own wonderful fashion!

Video from Michael's Memorial
Comments given by Lincoln Cushing at the 6/23/2008 memorial service for Michael Rossman describing the importance of his political poster archive


Michael Rossman Speaking at the UC Berkeley Oak Grove
Video is here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=elpx34N3txA

Sept. 14, 2007 (9:48 minutes)

Excerpts from Michael Rossman's appearance
at the University of California Memorial Oak Grove tree-sit occupation.
Thank You Michael.

One of Michael's great talks tying in UC, science, activist history

Above Michael in 1964

Michael in 2007 (as Gar Smith, puts it):
"Michael's (quite literal) mapcap performance as Shakespeare's Tom o'Bedlam."
photo by Barbara Stack

Free Speech Movement Archives 1999-2008
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