Tom Hayden http://michiganradio.org en Stateside: A statement born from engagement http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-statement-born-engagement <p>With the tumult of the Vietnam War, the War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Movement came the feeling that something momentous was happening.</p><p>For Tom Hayden and his peers, there truly was.</p><p>It has been 50 years since members of Students for a Democratic Society gathered in Port Huron to produce the Port Huron Statement.</p><p><a href="http://www.lsa.umich.edu/phs/about/thestatement">The Statement</a> defined their vision of "participatory democracy, a calling for students to take place in liberal causes across the country."</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 22:29:05 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9740 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: A statement born from engagement Activist Tom Hayden to commemorate the Port Huron Statement tonight http://michiganradio.org/post/activist-tom-hayden-commemorate-port-huron-statement-tonight <p>Activist Tom Hayden will be in Port Huron tonight to commemorate <a href="http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Ehst306/documents/huron.html">the Port Huron Statement</a>.</p><p>A group of university students wrote the statement fifty years ago at a UAW retreat center north of Port Huron.</p><p>Hayden was one of the main participants, who was in his early twenties at the time.</p><p>The 25,000 word document addressed racism, poverty, the Cold War, and the nuclear arms race.</p><p>It was one of the first times there'd been a formal call-to-action for students to be part of a movement pushing for social change.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_QwxR-SlnM Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:32:30 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8853 at http://michiganradio.org Activist Tom Hayden to commemorate the Port Huron Statement tonight Port Huron Statement's 50th Anniversary http://michiganradio.org/post/port-huron-statements-50th-anniversary <p>A group of university students wrote the<a href="http://www.h-net.org/%7Ehst306/documents/huron.html"> Port Huron Statement </a>fifty years ago at a UAW retreat center, north of Port Huron. They called themselves “Students for a Democratic Society.” One of the main participants was political activist Tom Hayden, who was in his early twenties at the time.</p><p>The statement begins with these words: "We are people of this generation, bred in at least modest comfort, housed now in universities, looking uncomfortably to the world we inherit."</p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:15:41 +0000 Kyle Norris 8821 at http://michiganradio.org Port Huron Statement's 50th Anniversary