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Event Series: The Five Demands
The Five Demands
February 18 @ 3:40 pm - 4:54 pm
In 1969, fueled by the revolutionary fervor sweeping the nation, Black and Puerto Rican students shut down the City College of New York. “The Five Demands” follows the students’ struggle against the institutional racism that, for over a century, had shut out people of color from this and other public universities. The film uncovers the untold story of this explosive student takeover, and proves that a handful of ordinary citizens can band together to take action and effect meaningful change. Discussion to follow screening.