Over 1,000 attended the IPS 50th Anniversary Celebration the weekend of October 11-13, 2013, joining us as we remembered the past and looked toward the future.
A fun on-stage presentation and contest of committed and brilliant finalist for ideas on how to create positive change.
Ideas Into Action Festival, Gala, Dinner and Idea Slam with activists such as Harry Belafonte, Barbara Ehrenreich, Danny Glover, Katrina vanden Heuvel, and YOU! Join us in celebrating 50 years of turning ideas into action for peace, justice, and the environment!
50th Anniversary of the Institute for Policy Studies features celebrities, workshops, gala, reunion, food, and dancing
Speakers include Seymour Hersh, Harry Belafonte, and Amy Goodman
Mark your calendars for a great weekend to extol 50 years of the Institute for Policy Studies being an independent center of thought and action in the nation’s capital!
Highlights over the past 50 years, from the antiwar and civil rights movements in the 1960s to recent peace and global justice movements to the Occupy movement.
As a lead up to The Institute’s 50th birthday, on the 4th Wednesday of each month IPS will host a film series featuring eleven of the widely respected film productions of our colleague, Saul. After each screening participants will have the opportunity to discuss the films with distinguished guests.
This film captures the rapid changes in the students’ movement that brought forth the pacifist antiwar movement, the free speech movement and the black power struggle. The film is full of street action, dialogues with draft dodgers in Canada, and antiwar activists in various milieus and activities. Horrific scenes of demonstrators lined up facing counter lines of police, youths overturning police cars and police charging, clubs flailing at demonstrators’ heads. It’s still fascinating to see and hear Stokeley Carmichael speaching, even after 30 years.
The 2011 LM Awards mark the 35th anniversary of the assassination on September 21st, 1976 of Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier and American Ronni Karpen Moffitt, colleagues at the Institute for Policy Studies. The Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards ceremony highlights human rights movements from the United States and the Americas.