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Regional SDS Conference, Providence, April 23, 2006

Regional SDS Conference
Providence, April 23, 2006

Bethany, Ct. April 13, 2006 — Long time anti-war activist Thomas Good, 47 year old member of the Industrial Workers of the World and the War Resistors League living in New York City announced today that on April 23rd, the first regional conference will be held by the new Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Good, who is helping organize the conference, explained that the new SDS is significantly different from the old SDS. "First off, it's multi-generational," said Good. "Secondly, I am hopeful that our brand of participatory democracy will provide a true umbrella for student and other activists who are into a decentralized, grassroots approach." Good reported that in only a few months of activity, the re-born SDS has established seventy-seven chapters nationwide.

Paul Buhle, a historian at Brown University and SDS activist in the 1960s is enthusiastically at work planning the conference. Buhle said, "The voice of the young and the most democratic social movement of the 1960s, is back again...with a new generation."

More than thirty years ago, during the height of the anti-Vietnam War movement, SDS was the most important student activist organization in the United States. SDS reached the pinnacle of its influence in 1968 and then fragmented and fell apart in 1969. Now a group of present day student activists along with members of SDS active in the 60s, have joined together to form a new SDS to further the already re-emerging campus and community progressive anti-war and social justice movement.

All people interested in finding out about or becoming involved in the new SDS are invited to attend the regional conference to be held on Sunday April 23, 2006 from 11:00AM–6:00PM in Salomon Hall at Brown University in Providence Rhode Island. Attendance is free.

Speakers include student activist Alana Makowitz who organized a new chapter of SDS at Salve Regina University. Also speaking are Thomas Good and Patrick Korte, two of the organizers of the new SDS, and Ambre Ivol from the Sorbonne who will report on the French student movement. Speakers from the sixties SDS include Bob Ross, one of the organization's founders, former national president, Carl Oglesby, Paul Buhle, former editor of SDS magazine, "Radical America," and Bernadine Dohrn, former SDS national leader and founding member of the Weather Underground.

For Conference details see SDS

For information contact Bert Garskof (Former Faculty Advisor to Michigan State University SDS)
Phone: 203.393.3213, Cell 203.232.8455 or Email: bgarskof@adelphia.net

Email: info@studentsforademocraticsociety.org

Website: SDS