[Vision2020] Iraq teach-in Thursday 1/16 at UI
Tue, 14 Jan 2003 10:13:02 -0800
Peace groups in Moscow and Pullman are teaming up to sponsor a "teach-in" on
Thursday, Jan. 16, to explore issues related to possible U.S. military
action in Iraq.
The program, titled "Our War Against Iraq? Real questions, real
alternatives," will begin at 7 p.m. in the courtroom of the University of
Idaho's College of Law, 6th and Rayburn in Moscow. It is free and open to
the public. The courtroom is accessible to persons using wheelchairs.
The event is sponsored by the UI Alliance for Justice, a student
group, and the Palouse Peace Coalition, a recently formed alliance of peace
activists in Moscow and Pullman. Speakers will address the following
topics: the legality and justification for the war; the nature of the
threat from Iraq; U.S. motives in the Middle East; the role of the news
media in reporting the conflict, and possible alternatives to war.
Speakers include Dale Graden, UI associate professor of history;
Michelle Hazen, a UI student and member of the Alliance for Justice; Leslie
Hall, Washington State University assistant professor of education; Ron
Hatley, WSU general education instructor; Carl Mickelsen, UI philosophy
lecturer, and the Rev. Dean Stewart, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of
Moscow. Melynda Huskey of Moscow will moderate a public discussion following
the speakers' short presentations.
"Opinion polls show that the more Americans know about the
consequences of war with Iraq, the more opposed they are to a U.S.
invasion," Hatley said. "Our goal is to provide information about the
military and diplomatic context for the crisis, as well as concrete
strategies for opposing the war."
The teach-in format is modeled on the public forums held on U.S.
college campuses in the 1960s and 1970s to help educate Americans about the
Vietnam War. This will be the first of a series of meetings intended to
help the people of the Palouse better understand the Iraqi situation, Hatley
For more information, contact:
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Ron Hatley, 882-8782, firstname.lastname@example.org
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