1968 strike

Fierce women drove 1968 student strike

November 14, 2018 News 0 Comments

Men dominated the largest ever student strike in American history, but none of it could have happened without the women working 24/7 behind the scenes. That was the consensus among panel speakers at the “Third World Women’s Striker Panel” at SF State on Friday, Nov. 9, part of a two-day commemoration of the 50th anniversary ...

‘We still have a long way to go,’ say 1968 SF State activists

November 10, 2018 News 0 Comments

At a 50th anniversary commemoration of the historic 1968 SF State strike on campus on Nov. 9, former strikers said current students are overburdened by the cost of education and undereducated regarding their own history. A panel discussion organized by the College of Ethnic Students included former strikers, current students and legal advocates. They discussed ...

Coalitions crucial during 1968 strike

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

The action that precipitated the 1968 SF State strike may have begun with the Black Student Union, but it soon spread to thousands of other students demanding the administration provide a more ethnically diverse curriculum and faculty. Chicano, Latin American, Native Indian and Asian student activists united under the banner of the Third World Liberation ...

Women were the backbone of 1968 strike

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

In 1968, a variety of student activist groups on campus formed the Third World Liberation Front to call on what was then SF State College to create more ethnic diversity in the curriculum as well as more diverse faculty and students. Although men often took the lead when it came to voicing these demands, women ...

Student strike still resonates 50 years later

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

The 1968 student strike at SF State created the country’s first black student union and launched the College of Ethnic Studies, but its ripple effects spread far beyond the university’s campus. The months-long walkout inspired campuses across the country to form their own black student unions, and to adopt curriculums dedicated to a variety of ...

Africana studies major finds activism in music

November 7, 2018 Latest Life News 0 Comments

The SF State strikers in 1968 sought to include more diversity in a whitewashed curriculum and to pressure the university to hire more professors and administrators who represent marginalized communities. Fifty years later, the newly-elected SF State Black Student Union coordinator says the music he creates is in direct alignment with the energy of that ...