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Title: Roundtable on the History of Academic Freedom and Activism at UF

Monday, January 28, 2013

Time: 6 p.m.
Calendar: UF Calendar
Contact: Matthew Delvaux
Location:Smathers Library (East) 1A

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Presented by: Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere

This panel and audience discussion will address the history and legacy of academic freedom and activism at the University of Florida in the 1960s and 1970s. Participants in the round-table will offer their thoughts on the nature of activism of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students at UF and in Gainesville, particularly during the period of the civil rights movement, Vietnam protests, the Johns Committee, and Roe vs. Wade. They will measure the implications of involvement in political causes on freedom of expression on campus, faculty tenure, the creation of faculty and graduate student unions, the viability of a student-led campus newspaper, and life in Gainesville more generally. Following four ten-minute presentations, there will be time for a question and answer period and more broad discussion of these issues.