Rustin Discusses Protests, Poverty As Associate of Kennedy Institute
Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader and noted organizer of mass demonstrations, will meet with students and faculty members today as a guest of the Kennedy Institute of Politics.
Rustin has been appointed an Honorary Associate of the Institute.
Rustin will discuss the uses of radical tactics in demonstrations against the Vietnam war in an address to students in Soc Sci 114, a seminar on twentieth century American culture.
In the past two days Rustin has met with other student groups. These included representatives of the Association of African and Afro-American Students, Young Democrats, Young Republicans, Young Peoples' Socialist League, and Students for a Democratic Society. The discussion also centered around radical politics and social change.
Faculty members, including Theodore R. Sizer, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will meet with Rustin today to consider problems in urban education.
Rustin was Deputy Director of the 1963 March on Washington and chief organizer of the New York City school boycott on February 3, 1964. He has been arrested 24 times in connection with civil rights protests.
Since Monday, Ruston has been discussing the "Freedom Budget" and the administration's Poverty Program.
The Freedom Budget is the A. Philip Randolph Institute's proposal to spend $185 billion of federal funds over the next ten years to create new jobs and to increase Social Security and other transfer payments. The Budget is on a much grander scale than the poverty program.
Rustin is Executive Director of the Faculty members, including Theodore Randolph Institute.