"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then, to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in broad daylight!" - Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) -

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

There Is Another May Day In My Soul! May 4 , 1970 (My) Kent State University (Ed.)

They Paid The Price For A Nation That Moved Too Late!

Ending a war: Inventing a movement: Mayday 1971



38th Annual Commemoration
Kent State University, May 3-4, 2008

May 2nd, 2008

3:30 pm, KIVA

Students from Emerson College in Boston will debate whether the Kent State shootings were justified. They are students of Dr. J. Gregory Payne of the Department of Political Communication and and expert on the Kent State shootings.

May 3rd, 2008

6:30 pm, KIVA

Including poetry reading by May 4th Poetry Contest winners

7:00 pm, KIVA

Movie: Born on the Fourth of July
Followed by a Q&A with Ron Kovic, inspiration and main character for the movie based
on his autobiography of the same name.

11:00 pm - Midnight, COMMONS

Silent candlelight march
Leaves from the Commons and ends in Prentice Hall parking lot.
Route is both wheelchair and stroller accessible. Approx. 1.3 miles long.

May 4th, 2008

Midnight - 12:24 pm, PRENTICE HALL PARKING LOT
Silent Candlelight Vigil
We ask for total silence in the parking lot this year to respect those
who are standing vigil in the reserved spaces.

Please take all quiet conversations to a grassy area. Thank you.

Vigil spots are in thirty minute increments and can be reserved
through the May 4th Task Force.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm, COMMONS
Eyes Wide Open Ohio
Display by American Friends Service Committee

11:00 am - Noon , COMMONS
Tropidelic performance

Noon - 2:30 pm, COMMONS (Rain Location: KSU Ballroom)
May 4th 38th Annual Commemoration Program,
"Where Does It End?"


Scott Ritter former UN weapons inspector and peace activist

Other Speakers Include:

Dean Kahler
Wounded at Kent State on May 4, 1970.

Emily Kunstler
Daughter of Bill Kunstler, lawyer for May 4
th Families

Joe Lewis
Wounded at Kent State on May 4, 1970 speaking in memory of Jim Russell, also wounded at on Kent State May 4, 1970.

Sad News – Passings

We sadly pass on the news that May 4, 1970 survivor Jim Russell passed away Saturday, June 23rd, 2007 due to a heart attack. He will be greatly missed by our entire extended May 4 family. We all send our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Russell family.

We also sadly report the passing of William Schultz, a local lawyer and city goverment member for many years. He was a friend to many of the people in the Kent community. There will be a Dixieland send off and service, on May 4, 2008, at 4 pm in downtown Kent. Bill Schultz was a long term member of the Kent City Council and was a voice for many progressive issues here in town. He passed away January 3, 2008. Many can still pick Bill out in the crowd at the 1977 Gym Protests, when he was arrested next to Vietnam War Veteran Ron Kovic.

Both Jim and Bill will be remembered fondly at our upcomming commemoration. If you would like to share a memory of these men with us, please send it to our email address: href="mailto:m4tf@yahoo.com">m4tf@yahoo.com

*All above May 3rd and 4th programs paid for by the Undergraduate Student Senate*

NOTE: Following the main commemoration program there will be a performance by Kent State alum Daniel Cohen performing as MC Translation and an anti-war march sponsored by KSAWC and Portage Peace.

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