Alum Charmian Cohen: Talkin' 'Bout My Generation

Tuesday, March 03, 2015
KQED-FM -- Charmian Cohen’s generation was going to change the world. What happened? “By the time I’d moved to San Francisco, people were no longer wearing flowers in their hair. The hippies were gone, moved out to their houses in the hills. We demonstrated against the Iraq War but the marches grew smaller each year, even as the lines for the port-a-potties grew longer. “I think we didn’t change the world because we are a flawed species. I’ve lost track of how many wars there have been in my lifetime, of the constant evidence of man’s inhumanity to man. I am afraid half the world will always be on a diet while the other half is starving.” Cohen is a technical writer with a Master’s in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.