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Eugene - Peace, Justice and Globalization Conference Oct 19-21

On October 19-21 a large coalition of  Eugene
campus and community organizations is sponsoring a
conference titled "Peace, Justice and Globalization:
Community Responses to 9/11.
REVISED PRESS RELEASE 10/8/01 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: David Zupan (541) 484-9167

Coalition Hosts UO Conference in Response to September
11th On October 19-21 a large coalition of  Eugene of
campus and community organizations is sponsoring a
conference titled "Peace, Justice and Globalization:
Community Responses to 9/11." The event will include a
multitude of workshops, films, music, theatre and an
art exhibit.

On Friday 10/19, the conference begins downtown at the
McDonald Theatre where doors open at 6:30 PM. At 7 PM
Keynote speaker Stephen Zunes,  a veteran peace and
human rights activist, will discuss "Human Rights and
Arms Control: Missing Elements in U.S. Middle East
Policy."  A dynamic speaker, Zunis brings supporters
of both Israel and Palestine together in exposing how
U.S. policy has undermined the legitimate aspirations
of both peoples. The free event will be followed by a
benefit concert at 9:30 PM with Michael Franti &
Spearhead. Spearhead performs a mix of classic soul,
funk and hip-hop with potent lyrics concerning social
justice and legal injustice. Tickets are $13.

On Saturday morning the conference returns to the
University of Oregon Grayson Hall (12th and Kincaid)
for a full day of workshops and films including
keynote speaker Ann Ginger Fagen, professor of human
rights
and peace law and executive director of the Meiklejohn
Civil Liberties Institute.  She and Zunes will address
the question, "How Do Progressives Respond to
Terrorism" at 1 PM.  At 7 PM they will join a
panel of Oregon experts on Islam, the Middle East and
South Asia in the EMU Ballroom to discuss "Why Did
9/11 Happen and Where Do We Go From Here?" Following
the panel will be entertainment from "Citizens Band"
from Olympia, Washington and "Urgent Carnival
Theatre."

On Sunday in Grayson Hall there will be more
workshops, films, music, theatre, an art exhibit and a
1 PM panel discussion with Zunis, Fagen and others on
"How To Build the U.S. Peace Movement." At 7 PM in
room
129, the conference will close with a final keynote
address by Bruce Gagnon, Coordinator of the Global
Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space.
Except for the Spearhead concert, the conference is
free to all. For more information, special needs'
accommodations and childcare, call 541-484-9167 or
email  chouse@efn.org.

phone: phone: 541-484-9167