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Speak Out on Iraq


Students Organize Forum on the Iraq War for March 6

This is the second in a series of political forums on campus.

(February 28, 2008)

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Students at the University of California, Riverside have scheduled a free public forum to discuss the Iraq War at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in room 1020 of Interdisciplinary Building North (INTN), which is located near the Arts building. All are welcome to voice their opinions, comments, concerns, and questions.

“We want to inform the students at the university and members of the community on the war efforts that are taking place half a world away,” said Remigio “Tony” Torres, one of the student organizers. “We invite organizations to set up information tables as well.

Speakers include Peter Dudar and Sally Marr from Arlington West, an organization of veterans for peace, who also will show a 27-minute film during the forum highlighting a veteran’s memorial set up each Sunday at the Santa Monica pier.
The group “Iraq Veterans Against the War” will send two speakers, Agustin and Helga Aguayo.

The organization Gold Star Families Speak Out will send Vickie Castro to speak on behalf of their organization. The organization is made up of families of those who have sacrificed their lives in the war effort.

This is the second forum organized by the students of Professor Armando Navarro, as part of a class about engaging in political issues. The first forum focused on the Democratic primary in California. Navarro said the goal of the assignment is to give students experience-based learning opportunities that will challenge, educate, and inspire them.

Parking on campus requires a permit. The nearest parking is in Lot 1 and 2. After 4 p.m., permits can be purchased for $5. Campus parking kiosks at the entrances can also sell permits.

Information about the event is available from the organizers at (323) 610-4657.

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