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"Student Coalition Rally & Peaceful Walk Through"

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Title

"Student Coalition Rally & Peaceful Walk Through"

Description

A handout from the Student Coalition demanding that they be allowed to peacefully walk through the SS Building

Subject

Students - Political Activity
University and college- Governance

Creator

Student Coalition

Source

QueensCollegeCampusUnrestCollection.Box1.Folder2

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1969-05-16

Date Created

2016-09-05

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Image
JPEG

Extent

1 page

Language

English

Type

Text

Coverage

Queens College (Queens, N.Y.)

Text

Student Coalition Rally & Peaceful Walk Through
Caf Plaza
12 P.M. Today
Yesterday at 1:30 PM, 150 interested students called SDS to account on its contention that students had free and open access to the SS building. 50 SDSers and Ad Hoc Committee members (and 4 faculty members) barred the way, effectively closing the SS building corridor to students. Those 150 students had their hands in their pockets and intended to use the SS building as their route to McMurray’s office to protest continued occupation of the SS building. After some yelling and insults back and forth and an SDS promise to hold the building “forever,” the demonstration peacefully dispersed. 50 students continued on to President McMurray’s office (he was out.) They left 10 minutes later after being promised that five representatives would be allowed to address the campus P & B committee meeting later that afternoon.
The P&B committee listened attentively to what those five students had to say, including a plan for the faculty to do something to end the occupation and to continue plans for structural change in the University after the occupation was ended. Unlike the SDS, the 5 student representation left after making their statements.
These are the things that a Democratic society are made of, not force and not the decision to consider valid only those deciusions with which one agrees. SDS HAD MADE ITS POINT. Now it must leave the SS building and drop plans to take over the academic tower.
Tomorrow the Student Coalition will again ask SDS and the Ad Hoc Committee to allow us to peacefully us(e) the corridor TO WHICH WE HAVE THE RIGHT OF ACCESS. Our hands will again be in our pockets. Our intentions will again be communicated before hand to students in the building so that there will be no misunderstanding possible. We wish only to pass.
SDS continues to call its demands “non-negotiable.” Without negotiation, we are lost. Our education is in danger the college is in danger from hostile legislators and repressive legislation. We cannot afford continued disruption. A silent student gives other students, the administration, the faculty and the legislators the impression that SDS represents YOU. Exercise your right today to use the SS building corridor. Come to the rally, 12 PM, Caf Plaza today.
May 16, 1969. Handed out at the Main Gate

Original Format

Flier
8.5 x 14 in

Citation

Student Coalition, “"Student Coalition Rally & Peaceful Walk Through",” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed September 22, 2018, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/355.

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