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Activist Tom Hayden to Speak at Keene State College

KEENE, N.H., 9/17/07 - On Tuesday, September 25, activist and politician Tom Hayden will come to the Keene State College campus to discuss the unique role that students and ordinary citizens can play in ending the war in Iraq. He will speak in Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, from noon to 1:15 p.m. and will also be selling and signing copies of his new book, How to End the War in Iraq.

As a leading antiwar figure in the 1960s and a founder of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Hayden wrote extensively on Vietnam and was one of the small number of Americans engaged in dialogue with both sides during the Paris peace talks. As an Irish-American, he spent 10 years supporting and writing about the peace process leading up to the Good Friday Agreement. As a California legislator, he devoted himself to writing about and trying to prevent inner-city violence. He remains a stalwart antiwar activist and is credited with initiating the 2005 Congressional exit-strategy hearings on Iraq.

Hayden’s talk is free and open to the public. It’s sponsored by the KSC Diversity Commission, the Sociology Department, the Political Science Department, Mothers and Others Uniting, and New Hampshire Peace Action. For more information, contact Susan Theberge at or 358-2863.

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