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10th annual Savio Memorial Lecture
 

25 October 2006

ATTENTION: General assignment reporters and editors

Contact: Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations
(510) 643-5651 kmaclay@berkeley.edu


WHAT
"Can't Stop, Won't Stop...and It Don't Stop: Youth Activism Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," the 10th annual Mario Savio Memorial Lecture & Young Activist Award.

The program commemorates the 10th anniversary of the death of Mario Savio, a University of California, Berkeley, alumnus and famed leader of the Free Speech Movement.

This year's program will feature a "spoken word" performance by Aya de Leon, new director of UC Berkeley's Poetry for the People program.

WHEN
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2

WHERE
Pauley Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union on the UC Berkeley campus, near the intersection of Telegraph Avenue and Bancroft Way

WHO
Tom Hayden, the former California state senator and assemblyman known for his civil rights, anti-war and civil rights activism in the 1960s, and activist Jeff Chang, who also is author of "Can't Stop, Won't Stop," a book chronicling the history of hip-hop.

Moderating their discussion will be Deirdre English, former editor of Mother Jones magazine.

DETAILS
Mario Savio's actions in 1964, as he pressed for freedom of speech for students on campus, created a national Free Speech Movement. The lecture is organized by relatives, friends and admirers of Savio, who died in 1996. The event includes a grant awarded annually to a promising young social activist.