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November 11, 2012
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Busboys & Poets
1025 5th Street NW
Washington, DC, USA

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Lessons of the Sixties: The Decline of Newspaper and Rise of Social Media

The first in a varied series by the "Lessons of the Sixties" project; first event looking at the evolution of news media and its impact and opportunities for social justice organizing.

lessons of 60sCome to the first in a series over the next year that will bring together old and young social justice activists to "pass it on." The full project is entitled "Lessons of the Sixties: A History of Local Washington, DC Activism for Peace and Justice from 1960 to Now.”

This first event in the series, moderated by Sabri Ben-Achour, reporter at WAMU 88.5 Public Radio, is a panel discussion about the decline of the newspaper, the rise of social media, and the impact and opportunities these pose for social justice organizing. Including a revealing presentation on how the huge, but little known 1975 strike at the Washington Post crippled unions. There will also be great live entertainment.


  • John Hanrahan, former Washington Post reporter and long-time investigative journalist who refused to cross the picket lines during the 1975 Washington Post pressmen's strike
  • Pete Tucker, independent journalist who reports at TheFightBack.org,
  • Julia Kann, Assistant Mobilizer for Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO, and
  • more to come...

For more information and/or to RSVP please email DCproject60@gmail.com or call Norman Oslik at 301-322-5272.

Co-sponsored by the Lessons of the Sixties Project, Institute for Policy Studies, Teaching for Change, and Washington Peace Center.