1968: The Year that Rocked the World - Museum Exhibit

December 3-5, 2018

Hal and Marnie Wyatt Atelier

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the global protests of 1968, when the world was rocked with protests. In Czechoslovakia, young people faced off against Soviet tanks sent in to repress efforts to reform the nation. French students and workers nearly toppled the de Gaulle government in May, while youth activists in Chicago came into violent confrontation with the police during the Democratic National Convention in August. The nascent student movement in Mexico organized mass protests against the violent and repressive tactics of state authorities before hundreds were killed and thousands were beaten and jailed in the days leading up to the Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Students at Columbia University initiated an occupation to resist efforts to oppress the surrounding community and to encourage a more equitable and just university system. In Canada, the global protests came to the fore the following year as major changes were implemented throughout society.

This museum exhibit will showcase student projects on the various movements of 1968 and their broader influence.

 

Closing Reception

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

12 p.m.

Hal and Marnie Wyatt Atelier

The closing reception will allow individuals to interact with the students and learn more about their approach to their projects.

 

For questions about the exhibit, please contact Roberta Lexier