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With a microphone in hand, Kent State junior Christian Heller speaks to a gathered audience about womens rights during the SDS speak-out March 8, 2023.

SDS successfully campaigns for Plan B to become available on campus

Savana Capp and Leah Shepard May 6, 2023

Starting in the fall semester of 2023, a generic version of Plan B will be sold in the Eastway market, along with other over the counter drugs, due to an initiative of Kent Students for a Democratic Society...

Presidential Advisory and Commemoration chair Roseann Chic Canfora giving her remarks about May 4th and the activism and advocacy still moving the Kent State student body today, at the May 4th Annual Commemoration on May 4, 2023.

53rd May 4 commemoration highlights modern-day student activism

Addison Foreman, Reporter May 4, 2023

Survivors, students and faculty gathered Thursday to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of May 4, 1970, the day the Ohio National Guard fired into a crowd of students protesting the Vietnam War, killing...

Protesters crowd the edge of the Commons below Taylor Hall as they shout and gesture at National Guardsmen during the disturbances on the Kent State campus May 4, 1970. At left, in a cowboy-style shirt and wearing a headband, is Jeffrey Miller, who was killed later that day. 

May 4: A legacy of student activism on campus

Leah Shepard, Staff Reporter May 4, 2023

Kent State’s history of student activism goes back further than May 4, 1970, and will stretch even further into the future, said professor and May 4 survivor, Roseann “Chic” Canfora. She said Kent...

Dee McCall speaks to Students for a Democratic Society  about the importance of community activism at Kent State May 1, 2023.

Akron-area activists speak about “Justice for Jayland” movement at Kent State

Erin Sullivan, Reporter May 2, 2023

Akron-area activists discussed the Justice for Jayland movement and organized demonstrations in response to alleged crimes committed by members of law enforcement at a Students for a Democratic Society...

Members of SDS march for justice in memory of Tyre Nichols, Keenan Anderson and Manny Paez on Feb. 3, 2023.

Justice for Stolen Lives Protest connects with Kent’s historical activism

Francesca Malinky, Reporter February 4, 2023

Students for a Democratic Society connected with Kent State’s historical activism with a march protesting police brutality. The protest was to show solidarity with the families of the recent deaths of...

Senior sociology major Fionna Fisher (left) and sophomore political science major Christian Heller (right) lead chants and informed listeners of their stance on Roe v. Wade at Risman Plaza on Aug. 28, 2022.

Kent State’s SDS protests in support of reproductive rights

Grace Springer, Staff Reporter August 28, 2022

“We are living under the tyrannical rule of those nine unelected, unaccountable dictators.” Shouting with a red banner in hand, Kent State’s Students for a Democratic Society led protestors across...

Calendar showing all of SDS’s scheduled events for the May 4 weekend. 

SDS plans May 4 events throughout weekend

Blake Westover Reporter April 30, 2021

The fifty-first anniversary of the May 4 shootings is the second anniversary to be held virtually during the pandemic whereas, in previous years, the events were held in person which featured a candlelight...

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