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Professor Gordie Fellman’s Zoom Retirement Celebration!

June 2, 2022

Professor Gordie Fellman has had a profound impact on our Brandeis campus community, his many students over the years, and to the Department of Sociology and the Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies Program (PAX). After 60 years of university teaching, 55 of them at Brandeis University (!), Gordie officially retired Spring 2022.

Event Recording

Commemorating the student strike event flyer
Commemorating the Brandeis-based 1970 National Student Strike against the War in Vietnam

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
7:30 - 9:00 pm ET

Virtual Event via Zoom

Event Recording with integrated audio transcript of October 26, 2021 program: Commemorating the 1970 Brandeis-based National Student Strike against the War in Vietnam

This program will include a panel discussion about the strike and its bank robbery-murder aftermath. Panelists will include activists from the 1970's anti-war strike:

Robbie Baer (Brandeis student alum), Barry Elkin (Brandeis student alum), Susan Townsend (Brandeis student alum), Jerry Zerkin (Brandeis student alum), Kathy Power (activist), Bob Weiser (activist), Professor Gordie Fellman (Brandeis Sociologist), and Professor Bob Lange (retired Physicist)

A dedicated website has been created for this event which contains:

  • Overview of the program and the panelists

  • A comprehensive overview of the strike, including articles

  • "From Rebellion to Revolution" - a video of a play written and performed by students in an American Studies course taught by retired Brandeis Professor Joyce Antler

  • A special Strike edition of the Waltham Watch, a student publication from that era

This program is co-sponsored by:

The School of Arts and Sciences; Department of Sociology; Social Justice and Social Policy (SJSP) program; and Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies (PAX) program