The next meeting of Talking Allowed in Leeds is on Monday, June 11th at 1.45pm in Veritas Ale and Wine Bar.
The topic under discussion is “1968 and all that”.
1968 saw student protests, demonstrations against the Vietnam war, strikes and factory occupations, barricades in Paris, the Prague Spring and its suppression, and the assassination of Martin Luther King. These events had a formative effect on many of the generation who lived through them. But what about later generations? On the fiftieth anniversary what relevance has the “spirit of 1968”.
For local interest, there is a discussion of activism in Leeds in 1968 at Swarthmore on the 31st of May. Details here.