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9.11 investigation

9-11 in SOUTHERN OREGON

We are gathering to Honor the Dead, Sustain the Living, and to Stand and Fight for Justice by discussing appropriate responses to real and existing threats to the American public.
9-11 in Southern Oregon


What: A day of our community in action with prayer/vigil, music, art,
theatre, speakers & public discussion on 9-11 to: Honor the Dead,
Sustain the Living, Stand and Fight for Justice

When: Wed. Sept 11, 2002

Where: Lithia Park & SOU's Student Union on Siskiyou Boulevard in
Ashland

Schedule of Events:
9:00am Meditation/Prayer/Vigil at Lithia park entrance facilitated
by Dot Fisher-Smith

4-7:00 Music, Theatre, Participatory Art, 9-11 Truth Commission
Announcement & Discussion--at SOU outside SU, on the patio

7:00 Panelists Peter Seda, Paul Copeland, and Caren Caldwell w/
public questions & discussion in the Rogue River Room (SU@ SOU)

8:00 Keynote Speaker Richard Becker in the Rogue River Room (Student
Union)

9:00 Public Discussion (facilitated by Gerry Cavanaugh)

9:30 Candlelight march/vigil from SOU to the Ashland Plaza


These events are a day of music, theatre, sidewalk chalk art,
speakers, discussion and silent vigils with a flavor of the 60's
"teach-ins" to examine the "war on terrorism", homeland security and
"democracy" as promoted by the Bush-Cheney Administration.

We are gathering to Honor the Dead, Sustain the Living, and to Stand
and Fight for Justice by discussing appropriate responses to real and
existing threats to the American public. We will examine group,
corporate, and government culpability in world events which are leading
to violence and the supression of human rights and democracy. We will
call for an Independent Commission charged with the calm, determined,
and open investigation of the facts related to the tragedies of
September 11th, 2001.

The panelists are knowledgable local residents and our neighbors:
Peter, Paul, and Caren. Peter Seda is a local leader of the Muslim
community and an active humanitarian. He is recently returned from
Israel/Palestine. Paul Copeland is a past board member and current
member of the American Civil Liberties Union and advocate for youth
justice. Caren Caldwell has served as pastor of the Ashland
Congregational United Church of Christ for the past 17 years. She
graduated in 1985 with a Master of Divinity from Pacific School of
Religion in Berkeley, California. She is married to Rich Rohde (Oregon Action); they
have two children.

The keynote speaker is Richard Becker. Mr. Becker is a journalist,
community activist and dynamic speaker. He is a director of the
International Action Center in San Francisco, and is a close associate
of former US Atorney General Ramsey Clark. Becker has been a guest on
JPR's Jefferson Exchange several times, most recently on Wednesday Aug.
28, 2002, and has traveled and observed extensively in Iraq, Palestine,
the Middle East and the Persian Gulf area.


Sponsored by: The SOU Student Media Collective

Programs by: Southern Oregon A.N.S.W.E.R., Peace House, Alliance for
Sustainable Jobs & the Environment, & the Oxygen Collective

Contacts: Mary Ann Jones--541-482-8915
George Hutchinson--541-770-3191

address: address: state of jefferson