UM: SDS Conference

The Detroit Free Press reports on the three-day conference happening this week at the University of Michigan, commemorating the founding of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in the 1960s. SDS founder Tom Hayden is the keynote speaker Thursday evening on the future of participatory democracy. Hayden tells the Freep: “I think Ann Arbor needs to dwell on this and give it a proper commemoration. And not shy away from (being) the birthplace of SDS. I think it’s a tough issue to grapple with. SDS has a mixed legacy, especially the latter years of SDS.” [Source]