A3M Reunions

Stanford 50-Year Movement (A3M) Reunion — May 3–5, 2019

This spring marked the 50th Anniversary of the April Third Movement (A3M), one of the two largest outbursts of progressive activism in the history of Stanford University. As with previous gatherings, the Reunion commemorated more than A3M. We brought together people who were active at Stanford and adjacent communities any time during the 1960s and 1970s. We also invited current students, faculty, and staff, as well as family members of our original cohort.

Reunion Program
Updated April 4, 2019
This reunion will have more discussion and open time and fewer speeches than previous reunions.

Oral History Project
Throughout the weekend, videographers from The Movement Oral History Project: Antiwar and Other Activism in the Stanford Community, 1963-1973 will be conducting oral/video histories. Please let us know if you wish to tell your stories. We will give preference to people from outside the Bay Area.
Friday, May 3, 2019
Tresidder Union Oak Lounge
5:00 –9:00 PM

What Have We Been Doing?
An update on what A3M alumni have been doing the past half century.

Saturday May 4, 2019
Tresidder Oak Lounge
8:00 – 9:00 AM
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Telling our Stories
Discussion led by Merle Rabine: What do we want our “oral” histories to convey?
10:00 AM – Noon
Local Organizing
Discussion led by Lenny Siegel about what we’ve been doing in our communities
Noon – 1:30 PM
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Research Life, not Death
Panel and discussion asking to what degree and how has academic science and engineering at Stanford moved from military research and development to more positive areas.
Engineering and the Hard Sciences. Bernie Roth, Mechanical Engineering Professor
Biosciences. Lee Herzenberg, Genetics Professor
Climate science. Jeff Koseff, Engineering Professor and founding co-director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
The Military’s Changing Role. John Markoff, The New York Times, retired.
4:00 – 6:00 PM
National Issues
Discussion led by Jeanne Friedman and Ira Arlook
6:00 – 7:30 PM
7:30 –8:30 PM
1969 to 2019: The GI Resistance Movement...
Susan Schnall, Stanford Nursing class of ’67. Veterans For Peace/Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign
8:30 PM
The Boys Who Said No! Draft Resistance and the Vietnam War
A preview of a portion of a documentary film, currently in the final stages of production, followed by a discussion
Sunday, May 5
Tresidder Union, Cypress Lounge
9:00 – 10:00 AM
10:00 AM – Noon
Global Issues
Discussion led by Marjorie Cohn
Noon – 1:00 PM
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Walking tour of campus, led by Lenny Siegel