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Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2013 17:39 Written by May 4 Task Force students Wednesday, 03 March 2010 15:24

2013 NEWS FROM KENT: May 3-4 Commemoration

Tentative schedule of events:

"COME TOGETHER" Join us! 43rd Annual May 4 Commemoration
May 3-4, 2013, KSU.

May 3, 2013


In the KIVA (auditorium attached to Kent Student Center)


  • Screening of 'Fire in the Heartland', Danny Miller's film about Kent State



In the KIVA (auditorium attached to Kent Student Center)

  • Bill Ayers - known for his 1960s radical activism as well as his current work in education reform, curriculum and instruction.
  • David Burstein - writer, author and filmmaker of the millennial generation.
  • Tom Hayden - American social and political activist, author, and politician.


May 3, 2013
Annual Candlelight Vigil- Meet at the Victory Bell on the Commons at 10:30pm to participate in the walk looping the campus to pay tribute to those wounded and lost on May 4th, 1970.

Following the walk, vigil spots are open to stand at each of the four spaces for the Four students killed in 1970. Spots are available from 12:00am to 12:00pm to stand vigil.


May 4, 2013- Commemoration from Noon-2pm, KSU Commons near Victory Bell (Kent Student center 2nd floor ballroom, if rain). Speakers include Bill Ayers, Tom Hayden and others.

4pm - Gwen IffilAmerican journalist, television newscaster and author - moderates historian panel for May 4 Visitors Center

8pm - Oliver StoneAmerican film director, screenwriter, and producer - speaking in Cartwright Lecture hall

8pm - Blues musician Watermelon Slim preforming at Kent Stage to benefit the May 4th Task Force


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