Commonwealth National Podcast

David Harris & Joan Blades in Conversation, Summer of Love at 40-How To Mobilize a Nation

Duration: 
1:12:21
David Harris & Joan Blades in Conversation, Summer of Love at 40-How To Mobilize a Nation

The Summer of Love transformed San Francisco into a hot bed of activism with the mantra of peace, love and resistance.  Sit-ins, lie-ins, protests and parades caused an entire generation to stand up against the Vietnam War.  Protest today is driven by email and web campaigns, blog talk and virtual networks, influencing elections and giving power to the people.  Come hear two icons of grassroots activism discuss what it takes to mobilize a nation.  David Harris, draft-resister, journalist and husband of Joan Baez, will talk about what it meant to be a part of the Resistance, serve a prison term for dodging the draft and experience the 1960s. Joan Blades, co-founder of MoveOn, will talk about their major political successes through modern media, and how their own activism has been inspired by the Summer of Love.

This program was recorded live on June 5, 2007