The 50th Anniversary of The Port Huron Statement: The Legacy of a Manifesto

CLAREMONT, Calif. (November 8, 2012) — Tom Hayden, former California state legislator and co-writer of the Port Huron Statement, a manifesto of the American 1960s student activist movement, lectures on “Inspiring Participatory Democracy: The Legacy of Port Huron” in the Hampton Room of the Malott Commons at 4:15 p.m. on Nov. 13.

Hayden explores the 50th anniversary of the Port Huron Statement and the state of present-day democracy. In 1962, Hayden co-wrote the Port Huron Statement as a manifesto for Students for a Democratic Society, which had gathered for a convention in an area north of Port Huron in Michigan.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Hayden is also known as one of the “Chicago Seven,” a group that also included activist Abbie Hoffman. The group was convicted of conspiracy and inciting riots outside of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Their convictions were later overturned on appeal.

Hayden is the founder and director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center. He taught at Scripps College during the 2009-2010 academic year. For more information about Hayden’s visit, contact Scripps College Professor of History Julie Liss at (909) 607-3541. For more information about Hayden, visit