Peace Efforts

There were a number of peace-related efforts that came out of Pratt in the late 60’s and early 70’s. The Vietnam War split the student body and the presence of an ROTC program furthered that divide. Civil Rights were also a part of the conversation as there were many parallels and overlaps between the two movements.

Schedule of Events for April 26, 1968 International Student Strike

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT STRIKE

On April 26, 1968, Pratt students participated in an International Student Strike. The day included a number of speeches and activities that centered demanding an end to the war, racism, and the draft.

Educational Center for Peace Committee on Environmental Awareness and Environmental Quality

EDUCATIONAL CENTER FOR PEACE

By 1970, the Educational Center for Peace had been created at Pratt to promote civic engagement. They had different committees with different goals, such as the Committee on Environmental Awareness and Environmental Quality in the example to the right. They also managed to recreate the official school curriculum for that summer, focusing on peace-related activities.

Peace Efforts