From 1965 to 1968, Mark Rudd was a student activist and organizer in the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) chapter at Columbia University. In 1969, Rudd helped found the Weather Underground and the Weathermen. Rudd was a fugitive from 1970 to 1977, wanted on charges of bombing and conspiracy. In 1977, he turned himself in. By then, most of the federal charges were dropped. Rudd was a math instructor in Albuquerque until his retirement in 2008. He remains an organizer and nonviolent activist locally on issues of Native American land rights, nuclear issues, Palestine solidarity, unionization, environmental justice, and war and militarization. 2018 is the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago and the subsequent Chicago 8 trial. That year was also perhaps the apex of the antiwar movement. Rudd will discuss the era that gave way to those movements and provide some context for what's happening with the government crackdown on peaceful demonstrations today.