Rock & Revolution: How The Electrifying Sounds Of Our Youth Transformed America

Those were revolutionary years, the late 1960s and early ’70s, and anyone who grew up then knows how the music we danced to helped galvanize support for then-radical goals like an end to war, Black Power, women’s liberation and even “sex, drugs, rock & roll.” Join us on May 20th as we uncover the radical foundations of some of the period’s most stirring songs, from artists like the Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Carole King and more.

Our host, Angharad Davis, created and taught the “Music and Revolution” course at Yale Department of Music during the past semester. Davis will focus specifically on American popular music of the time – the shared soundtrack of our lives. How did those songs help, or fail, to drive social change? And what can we learn from them about the revolutionary movements of today, now that we and our classmates are – like all America – divided into camps from left to right? REGISTER NOW.

The Dynamic Duo — Dowling to Hill — Score Again!

“Yale Football managed to span the many differences and lifted us to our better senses during the turmoil of the late ’60s,” an attendee at yesterday’s Zoom session with Brian Dowling and Calvin Hill wrote.  “So too did yesterday’s conversation transport us away from our worries and concerns of the current era.”  That reaction was …

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Brian Dowling & Calvin Hill, Rescheduled, 2/23; Sign Up Now!

“In sports, it’s all about how you get up when you get knocked down,” said Brian in our original planning call.  “Dealing with adversity is the coin of the realm.”

Well, after getting knocked down by technical issues in December, the dynamic duo will reconvene and try again on February 23rd at 3:00 PM EST. The Yale Boom Steering Committee is calling this a “Feb Club” event, thereby joining with later generations in fighting off the Winter blahs with a lighthearted, fun party celebrating the “friendships formed at Yale.” Be sure to Register Now! and get it on your calendar!


The First Yale Boom Event

Note: Welcome Classes of 1967 to 1973 to the Yale Boom group! Our Yale Boom Steering Committee persuaded the Class of ’69 to use an event it already had planned as the inaugural event offered to our six classes. Check it out, and come if you can.

 On October 28th at 1:30 pm ET, we are hosting Yale Law Professor Akhil Amar, a noted constitutional scholar who will talk about the Executive branch and the US Constitution.  This is the Wednesday before the election. Do you think the Constitution will be in the news and of interest? 😉

Click through for details, or register now for the event.  We hope you can make it!


How Yale Boom Came To Be

After its 50th Reunion, the Class of ‘69, in the hopes of drawing in a wider assortment of its highly diverse members, created a new, larger class council.  And one of the first ideas generated was to stage a series of talks by, and subsequent discussion with, some of our more ‘illustrious classmates.’  Titled ‘Class …

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