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Iraq War Discussion Set Thursday

Opinionated People Wanted for Iraq War Teach-In

Faculty, staff and students will team up to discuss the war in Iraq

(March 6, 2007)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( -- A public discussion and teach-in about the war in Iraq is set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in Bourns A125, at the University of California, Riverside.

Students from the Anti-War Alliance are inviting all interested people, no matter what their opinion about the war, to join in a discussion that will include Professor June O’Connor of religious studies and Armando Navarro and Richard Lowy, both professors in ethnic studies.

“This issue affects everyone,” said Karina Montoya, one of the students planning the event. It crosses race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and class. This is a human issue.”

The event is free and open to the public, and people attending will be able to speak if they wish. The teach-in is sponsored by the departments of anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies, and the offices of Chicano Student Programs, African Student Programs, Asian Student Programs and Native American Student Programs.

“The intent is to create a space here where people of all different opinions can have a civil intellectual discussion,” said Navarro. “We really want people to come out to discuss the issues, pro or con.”

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