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may 4th kent state killings remembered
by vincent / blast furnace radio Wednesday, May. 07, 2008 at 3:22 AM

ron kovic answers questions after the showing of "born on the four of july"

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

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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
scott ritter

Other Speakers Include:

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

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

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