History of Activism

institutional memory, institutional change

Institutions like Middlebury so easily rely on the four-year burnout and turnover of students, and particularly student activists. Student activism is either erased or subsumed by the institutional narrative — diminished in its radicalism, corporatized, made palatable, made profitable for the College’s branding strategies. By passing down our memories and our movements, we open the potential for meaningful, lasting institutional change.