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Mark Rudd: “My Life with SDS & the Weathermen”

Mark Rudd: “My Life with SDS & the Weathermen”

Mark Rudd: “My Life with SDS & the Weathermen”

Mark Rudd is a political organizer and anti war activist best known for his involvement with groups such as Weather Underground and Columbia University’s chapter of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). During his involvement with SDS, most notably the 1968 Columbia Student Revolt, Mr. Rudd served as the spokesperson for students protesting the Vietnam War.  When the war escalated he worked with other youth movement leaders and created the radical violence related organization and named themselves the ‘Weathermen.’

Wanted on federal charges of bombing and conspiracy in relation to the Greenwich Villiage Townhouse Explosions where 3 members of the Weathermen group died, Mark Rudd was a fugitive from 1970-1977. Once the charges against him where dropped due to government illegalities, Mr. Rudd moved to Mexico and became a mathematics professor at a local community college.  Since retiring in 2007, Mr. Rudd has devoted all of his time to documenting the history he was involved in by writing a book entitled Underground: My Life with SDS & the Weathermen.

Monday, March 23, 2009 Mark Rudd makes the first stop in his book tour at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York City. If you are in or around NYC that Monday, be sure to stop by the gallery, pick up the book, and get a chance to meet the author and history-maker face to face!  Details are below:

Mark Rudd Book Signing
Steven Kasher Gallery
Monday March 23, 2009 5:30 – 7:30pm
521 W. 23rd St – 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011

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