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Listening Party

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University Libraries' very own Chuck Malone, will present our next Listening Party on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Noon in room 180 of the Leslie F. Malpass Library.

Hear some of the music that helped stop a war and also added to the counter-culture movement of the 60s. As the war went on, protest music moved from folk to more in-your-face aggressive rock music, as a means of protesting the war. Also, Illinois was at the center of many Vietnam War demonstrations. So a backdrop to the music will be highlights and anecdotes of the anti-war movement in Illinois, including the 1968 Democratic Convention riots, the Chicago 7 trial, the 1969 Days of Rage in Chicago to protest the Chicago 7 trial, the shutting down of several Illinois college campuses in the Spring of 1970, the May 1970 Kickapoo Creek Rock Festival in Heyworth, Il, and the August 1970 Grant Park riot, where some rioters finally got revenge on the Chicago police for the beatings they took back at the 68 Convention.

The Listening Party is open to the public and attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch. For more information about the Listening Party, please contact Tammy Sayles at TJ-Sayles@wiu.edu or Bill Thompson at wa-thompson@wiu.edu.