2020 NASPA Annual Conference

50 Years Since May 4, 1970: Advocacy and Activism for Today's Student

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At Kent State University on May 4, 1970, four students were killed and another nine students were injured when Ohio National Guard members fired sixty-four shots in thirteen seconds into a crowd of students gathering to protest the recently announced invasion of Cambodia. Fifty years later, student affairs professionals still discuss the challenges and opportunities of leading during a time of engaged student activism amidst a culture of deeply divided ideologies. Come explore how the lessons of May 4, 1970 are related to more recent events across advocacy and activism of college students including political ideologies, race, religion, citizenship status, violence, and gender identity.

Additional registration required

Sunday, March 29
9:00 am to 12:00 pm



Presented by

Shay Little, Vice President for Student Affairs/ Kent State University
Christa Porter, Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration/ Kent State University