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The Michigan Daily - Friday, July 15, 1988 -Page 5
Hayden doesn't regret the '60s

BY SCOTT LAHDE
SPECIAL TO THE DAILY
WARREN - Tom Hayden, University
alumnus and former political activist, said at a
luncheon Tuesday that the '60s decade was
"the most idealistic, most tragic" of our time.
Hayden, who appeared at the Royalty
House in Warren, discussed his latest book,
REUNION: A Memoir. Hayden said he has
wanted to complete the book since the mid-
'70s in order to "come to terms with the
deade."
"We had the vanity of youth. It's better

than apathy," Hayden said of himself and his
fellow student activists.
Hayden, former Daily editor in chief and
current California state representative, said he
has few regrets for his extremist activities as a
youth and explained his generation's desire to
"risk one's neck for something you believe
in." In the early '60s, adolescents believed
they could make changes, he said.
During the '60s, Hayden and his peers saw
many of their goals realized, such as free
speech on university campuses, lowering the
voting age to 18, and an increase in citizen

awareness of government activities.
But the tragic and less celebrated side of the
'60s reveals a generation violently torn apart
by issues such as American involvement in
Vietnam, womens' rights, and Blacks' rights
- issues debated in small arenas, such as the
family, Hayden said. Communication faltered
and the country became divided.
The clearest division appeared between
those for and against the Vietnam War,
Hayden said, "a division carried on today." The
handful of Vietnam vets bearing POW-MIA
banners, who were present at the speech,

displayed this division.
Hayden also recalled the deaths of Robert
Kennedy and other important figures, which
he felt caused the loss of his original idealism.
"Much of me and my generation died with
(Kennedy)," Hayden said.
During the session, Hayden stressed that
free speech must be preserved and protected,
noting that the veterans were "demonstrating
under rights I fought for in the 60's."
He also recognized a long-time friend and
fellow civil rights activist, Rosa Parks, who
was present.

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S11 1 rights of speakers, performers, the open-ended to guarantee protesters'
C o d e audience, and protesters in situations rights. "It's ambiguous," he said. "It
outside the classroom. leaves it open for the University to
Continued from Page 2 The guidelines state that all decide what's proper and what's not,"
jJ . She said he had no comment attendants at a campus event have an he said, adding that he does not sup-
posal.Seequal right to voice their opinions; port the guidelines.
about the status of the bylaw but protest must not be squelched but Dolgon said neither CLB student
that he is interested in community speakers and performers must not be representatives nor MSA will accept
comment about it. interfered with. guidelines on speech and protest un-
Duderstadt, however, has said he "Protesters must not interfere un- til the University accepts student in-
wants to develop"fundamental rules duly with communication between a put about which speakers it invites.
that protect values such as truth, speaker or artist and members of the "Free speech is meaningless un-
honesty, tolerance, and respect, audience," according to the guide- less it is free and equal speech," he
which must govern a scholarly com- lines, which would allow "the usual said. "You don't shout down a
munity such as the University of range of human reactions commonly speaker when you've had an oppor-
Michigan." displayed by an audience during tunity to decide who's speaking."
The CLB completed proposed heated discussions." Fleming disagreed, saying many
guidelines this month to define the Dolgon said the clause is too controversial speakers, such as the
High Times editor at the Hash Bash,
are invited by students. "Students
ARBOR STREET invite speakers without faculty and
[tr '8administrators having any say," he
said.
LL.CJULY 20-23 Dolgon said Fleming wants the
regents to ratify the CLB document
as a springboard for Duderstadt to
institute a code. "Passing these
CAM PUS guidelines without establishing a
judicial process to deal with viola-
tions does not empower the Univer-
sity," he said. "You need a code to
R Cold kegs, beer, deal with violations."
N wine coolers, Reed
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and pop Continued from Page 1
R
admissions) staff will have a two-
CAMPUS CORNER PARTY STORE day, organizational development
workshop at the end of August,"
818 5. STATE 665441 Reed said. "That will focus on team-
xcswl building, to help people see what's
causing interpersonal difficulties, and
work on issues related to race."
In the workshop with Admissions
2U/ o 0/ off staff, Reed said he will act as a
facilitator.
all spring/summer "I work hard to resist laying my
merchandise trip, my notions, on the clients,"
Reed said. "The clients are the ones
at who have to define the problems,
figure out solutions and implement
them."
M ARY DIBBLE "He is working with Admissions
(staff members)," said Vice Provost
for Minority Affairs Charles Moody,
S. University at Church "to make them and the environment
more sensitive and aware of the
663-2311 kinds of things they need to do to
recruit more minorities."

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