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The 40th Anniversary of May 1960 Encirclement of HUAC (House UnAmerican Activities Committee) by 5000 students, leading to its demise. The 43rd Anniversary of founding of SLATE and the Awakening of the Campus.
Friday May 12, 2000:
3:00 p.m. Arrival and opening with informal activities
* Community bulletin board with prospective areas of interest to be explored on
Sat. afternoon in workshops or panels. (Special one for young people); People peruse the board, suggest their own workshops or panels and/or sign up to participate in some of those that are listed.
before dinner, leading up to dinner: Marv Sternberg and Rachel Garlin will lead us in SLATE songs, from a SLATE song-sheet newly discovered.
6 p.m. Dinner: Lively dinner conversation at each table. We will divide people up among the tables, making sure that each table has a cross section of SLATE generations and people that don’t already know each other well.
Some suggestions for dinner table questions:
p.m. Opening and welcome
After dinner: Marvin and Rachel lead us in a few more SLATE songs, then party, yak it up and retire (at earlier hours, no doubt, than during our SLATE years.)Saturday: May 13
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. SLATE History Panel: Vic Garlin to chair, introduce the history by speaking on: the pre-TASC period (1949 to 1956)
10:45 a.m. Break up into small groups for discussion. We will reconvene the same groups as met over dinner Friday evening. Question to start discussion: What issues has all this brought up for you, personally and politically?
11:45 a.m. Reconvene in General Assembly, [same chair as panel], Questions and open mike comments.
12:30 p.m. Lunch: A leisurely barbecue at poolside, from 12:30 to 2:30.
4:00 p.m. Special gatherings, per Friday
4:00 to 5 p.m. General Assembly: share experiences from small groups (but eschewing formal reports). Chaired by Ken Cloke.
6:00 p.m. Dinner.
After dinner, party! With music..
Sunday May 14:
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Panel: What Is To Be Done, Undone and Done Better?
Keeping in mind the SLATE experience, what do we see today, and where do we go from here?
Introduction and Chair: Peter Franck
Comments and questions from/to everyone.
11:45 p.m. Closing Ceremony, to say goodbye ‘till the next time.
12:00 p.m. Adjourn.
12:30 p.m. Lunch
* Probable, not completely confirmed
If you have not received snail mail from us by now it means we dont have a current address for you. (About 800 people were members of SLATE from 1957 through 1968. We have good addresses for about 240.) Please contact us, with email to Marvin Sternberg: SternbergM@aol.com
You can also download the registration form here and send it in. You can write, snail mail or fax to
Julianne Morris - SLATE
Fax 510. 339.9862