Conference on Political Activism in the US and Europe From 1968 to Today

Press Release

On October 4th, The Heinrich Böll Foundation North America and Georgetown University's Center for German and European Studies invite you to a conference on political activism in the US and Europe.

WASHINGTON, DC: On October 4th, 2018, the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America, together with Georgetown University’s Center for German and European Studies, will host a half-day conference on Anti-Authoritarian Activism in the US and Europe from 1968 to Today in Copley Formal Lounge at Georgetown University (3700 O St NW).

The conference will be held from 12 pm to 5 pm and will feature several former and current activists from Europe and the US addressing civil rights, environmental justice, and toxic masculinity. The program of the conference can be found here. The event is free and open to the public.

Fifty years after the height of the civil rights movements in the US, Europe, and across the world, a new generation of activists has emerged demanding a shift in public conversation on race, equality, environmental justice, and gender identity issues.

At the conference, panelists such as Daniel Cohn-Bendit, leading figure of the 1968 student protests in France; Rebecca Harms, member of the European Parliament; Maurice Jackson, Georgetown Professor of African American History and former DC community organizer; and Sandra Muller, French journalist and one of the 2017 Time Magazine Persons of the Year will share their experiences as activists and catalysts for social change.

For press inquiries or interview requests, please contact Nicole Johnson at or (202) 462-7512 ext. 222.