A Sit-In at the Library: ’68 Revisited

NOV 26, 2018 | 1:00 PM TO 8:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


1100: Rees Library


November 26, 2018: 1:00 PM-8:30 PM




Graduate Center Library


In 1968, the student body emerged on the global scene as a cohesive revolutionary movement fighting alongside oppressed people in India, East and Western Europe, South and North America, and articulating a new political horizon. 50 years later, what remains of that emancipatory promise?

In an all-day event, the Doctoral Students of Theatre and Performance will stage a critical homage to the 1968 sit-ins and alternative modes of congregation, inviting students, activists, scholars, artists and workers to share the space, sit together, talk, perform, meet and listen. The sit-in at the Library will create an open forum for participants from different groups and areas to debate, experiment and re-imagine the political roles and potential of the student body and its collaborators today – both inside and outside the university. The event will include an evening performance of The Fall by Sister Sylvester.

Organized by Doctoral Students of Theatre and Performance Amir Farjoun, Cory Tamler and Mara Valderrama.