- What: A performance art event organized by Mark Tribe and based on a speech given by Coretta Scott King at a 1968 peace march in Central Park.
When: Saturday, September 16, 5:00 PM. Rain date: Sunday, September 17, 5 PM. Check www.porthuronproject.net to see if the event is postponed due to rain.
Where: Mineral Springs field, Central Park, New York City. (directions on the web site.)
The Port Huron Project is a series of remakes of historic protest speeches from the 1960s and early '70s. Inspired by the Port Huron Statement, the visionary manifesto of Students for a Democratic Society that helped launch the New Left movement in the United States, the Port Huron Project seeks to explore the role of protest speech in progressive movements, and to reanimate historic protest speeches so that they might galvanize a new generation of political activists. Each event will be staged at or near the site of the original speech, and will be documented using a range of older and newer media, from 16mm film to high-definition video. This documentation will then be distributed online as open source media and exhibited in various ways.can you imagine american academia if it took place in classrooms and in parks?
Port Huron Project 1: Until the Last Gun Is Silent is presented in conjunction with Conflux, a festival for contemporary psychogeography. Support for this project has been provided by the Pacifica Radio Archives, the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, and Brown University.