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Penn State
Educational Activism Archive

Documenting a century of student and faculty voices for change

Protest Categories

Antiwar Protest

The Vietnam War opposition of groups like Students for a Democratic Society and official responses to their efforts.

Women's Rights

Nearly a century of efforts by the Alliance of Women Students and other activists to combat gender inequality and sexual violence.

Organized Labor

Faculty and graduate student efforts to secure academic freedom and bargaining rights, from the McCarthy era to the present.

LGBTQ Advocacy

The Homophiles of Penn State, Gay and Lesbian Student Alliance, and other groups’ fights against hate speech and discrimination.

Race and Social Justice

Demands from groups like the Frederick Douglass Association to address systemic racism both on and off campus.

Activism Today

Podcasts discussing contemporary student and faculty activism at Penn State.