“The Summer of Love”: A One-Day Countercultural Event in Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Summer of 1967
Queen’s University Belfast, 28 July 2017
The Summer of Love was not simply an American phenomenon but an occurrence with international and intercultural influence and significant social and political effects, transforming the ways in which the counterculture, intergenerational relationships, class, gender, and race are understood. Thousands of young people ventured to the Bay Area, particularly the Haight-Ashbury district. The media’s coverage of the influx of students, hippies, and others considered part of the “counterculture” drew national and international attention.
This event will consist of a strong arts and entertainment component. Local artists from Belfast will display their original works, a screening of a countercultural film at Queen’s Film Theatre will take place, and the day will conclude with a special after-party with retro music and drinks at one of Belfast’s popular clubs.
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