Mark Rudd to Speak on His Life with SDS and the WeathermenLong-standing activist and organizer Mark Rudd will speak in a special lecture on his memoir “Underground: My Life with SDS and the Weathermen” in the Weber State University Stewart Library Hetzel-Hoellein Room on Oct. 26 from 7-9 p.m.
Rudd was the chairman of the Columbia University chapter of Students for a Democratic Society when the university was rocked with a campus-wide protest against the Vietnam War and racism in 1968. He served as the last national secretary of SDS in 1969 before the group dissolved. Rudd helped found the Weathermen faction of SDS and Weather Underground and was also a federal fugitive from 1970 to 1977. Rudd continues to be active in a variety of movements and organizations such as the progressive wing of the New Mexico Democratic Party.
Copies of Rudd’s book will be for sale at the lecture and he will be available for signing after his presentation. The lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, the Honors Program, as well as Stewart Library.
For more information on Rudd visit the weber.edu/history.