Historical Perspective on the Relationship of the 68 Strike to Campus Activists and Community Struggle

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In April 1977, disability rights activists occupied the Federal Building in downtown San Francisco for 3 1/2 weeks. They demanded implementation of Section 504, the first civil rights statute that prohibited discrimination against persons with disabilities. Their protest marked the coming-of-age of the Disability Rights Movement in the United States. The San Francisco State Strike exposed the contradictions inherent in California's system of mass public higher education by dramatizing its failure to serve communities of color. An End the Silence portrayed it as a strategic breakthrough, redefining the relationship between campus activists and community struggles. Were these hopes realized? http://ethnicstudies.sfsu.edu

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Dr. Ken Monteiro, Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies San Francisco State University

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