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A Partial List of Local Events
The following is a list,
updated as of Nov. 17, of local teach-ins and other similar events that we have
been informed about. Contact names and
e-mail addresses are given in each case. The events in italic type are events for which Historians Against the
War has not yet received confirmation.
: More than 150 people attended a teach-in
Wednesday, Oct. 18, with four speakers from the History Department followed by
questions and discussion. Contact: Tom Dublin, email@example.com. Click here for a report.
State Polytechnic Institute,
: Two events were held: (1) a talk on the Iraq War by Saul Landau
from the Institute for Policy Studies, Monday, Oct. 16; (2) a program featuring
the parents of Lt. Ehren Watada, the first commissioned officer to refuse
Oct. 17. Contact: Enrique Ochoa, firstname.lastname@example.org
70 people attended an Academic Freedom forum Monday, Oct. 16 in defense of a
adjunct fired for
allowing open discussion of Israel-Palestine conflict; speakers included the
national president of NEA. Contact: Joe Berry, email@example.com. Click here for a report.
Two events were held Wednesday, Oct. 18
including an evening event that drew about 60 people, with speeches by a member
Iraq Veterans Against the War and by Anthony Arnove, author of Iraq: The
Logic of Withdrawal, and a showing of the film Iraq for Sale. Contact: Alan Dawley, firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for
: A teach-in was held Thursday, Oct. 26, “The Politics of War,” 7–9 pm, sponsored by the History and Anthropology departments and the Columbia Antiwar Coalition/Students for Justice in the Middle East. About 75 attended. Contact: Sandhya Shukla, email@example.com or Ellen Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org
High School, New
York City: A forum/debate: The Iraq War
was held on Wednesday, October 12.
: About 70 people attended a spirited Election
Eve faculty debate Monday, November 6, "The War in Iraq & the War on Terror,"
featuring Profs. Robert Bresler and Van Gosse, convened by Provost Ann
Steiner. Contact: Van Gosse, email@example.com. Click here for a report.
: The campus antiwar group, sponsored a talk
by Georgia State political scientist Dr. Rashid Naim on “The Impact of US
Foreign Policy on Power Dynamics in the Middle East,” Monday, November 1. Contact: Ian Fletcher, firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for
: Students in a History of US Foreign Relations course put together a three-day
teach-in for Oct. 17–19: Day 1 examined
context and how we got to
(past); Day 2 examined costs of the war, including economic and civil liberties
costs (present); Day 3 examined the possible legacies of the war (future). Contact: Dave Snyder, email@example.com. Click here for flyer.
Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y.: Teach-in, “Resisting War in a Post-9/11 Era:
Activism and Mobilization,” held Sunday, November 5, 9 am – 10 pm at the
Fillius Events barn, ending with a performance by folk singer Peggy
Seeger. Contact: Anne Lacsamana, firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for a report.
State University, Arkadelphia,
Ark.: A teach-in on the Iraq War was
held Thursday, November 2, sponsored by the Department of Social Sciences. All faculty members were invited to speak,
and 13 did so, representing a variety of disciplines and points of view. Contact: Martin Halpern, email@example.com. Click here for a report.
: Three events were held at Hofstra: a forum with Carolyn Eisenberg, “The Iraq
War: Where Are We Now?”;a forum/debate between editor James Klurfeld of Newsday and Jsoseph Cirincione of the Carnegie Endowment about nuclear
proliferation and policy toward Iran; and a showing of the film Ground Truth with discussion. Contact: Martin Melkonian, firstname.lastname@example.org
: Two History Dept. members hosted a showing
of the Robert Greenwald film Iraq for Sale, followed by panel discussion
on war profiteering, October 10. About
75 students attended. Contact: Julian DelGaudio, email@example.com
Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, co-author of the new book The Impeachment of George
W. Bush: A Practical Guide for Concerned Citizens, spoke Friday, Oct. 20 to
a gathering of about 60–100 people. Contact: Karl Volk, firstname.lastname@example.org
: Montana Tech’s Peace Seekers Club sponsored
Iraq War film showings on three Tuesday evenings. Why We Fight and Iraq for Sale were both shown
October 17 and 24 (5:30 – 8:00), and The Ground Truth October 31, with
an average turnout of about 45 per evening. Discussion followed each film. Contact: George Waring, email@example.com. Click here for a report.
: A crowd of 150 people, mostly Mt. Holyoke
undergraduates, attended a teach-in Tuesday, Oct. 17with a panel featuring
short talks by four Mr. Holyoke faculty members, followed by an hour of
discussion and Q&A. Contact: Jonathan Lipman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for flyer. Click here for a report.
: Teach-in held Thursday, Oct. 19, 4:00–6:30 pm, “Life
During War: A Forum,” featuring nine speakers from NYU and other schools. At
Sq. South. (Talk by Staughton Lynd
followed at 7:00 in same location – see listing under War Resisters
League.) Contact: Allen Hunter, email@example.com. Click here for flyer, or here for program with schedule of speakers.
: A three-day series of programs was held Oct.
17-19 entitled “The War on Terrorism: Separating Fact from Fiction.” The series included a film on each of three
issues related to the war: Civil
Liberties (Oct. 17), Human Rights (Oct. 18), and War Profiteering (Oct.
19). Contact: Edrene McKay, EdreneMcKay@cox.net. Click here for a report.
: About 15 people attended a History Forum event Wednesday, Oct. 18,
torture policy, with a video on extraordinary rendition and a discussion of the
human rights issues. Contact: David Applebaum, firstname.lastname@example.org
: About 70 students, faculty, and community
activists attended a “Teach In, Speak Out” sponsored by Students of Salem for
Peace (SOS for Peace) Tuesday, October 17. About 20 participants spoke during the event, sharing experiences and
thoughts about 9/11, Iraq, and the current political situation. The program also included food and African
drumming. Contact: Hope Benne, History Dept., email@example.com. Click here for flyer (PDF file). Click here for a report.
Salt Lake City
: Fifty people attended a community forum, “Bring
the Troops Home Now!: Why the U.S. Should Get Out of Iraq,” Thursday, October
19, sponsored by the Wasatch Coalition for Peace and Justice, www.wasatchpeaceandjustice.org. It featured a discussion panel and a
condensed version of the film Iraq for Sale. Contact: Dayne Goodwin, firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for a report.
: About 50 students attended one or more sessions of
a teach-in held Wednesday, Oct. 25, with three panels, a Code Pink workshop,
and an open forum in the last hour. Contact: Jules Tygiel, History
Dept., email@example.com. Click here for flyer. Click here for a report.
, Gainesville, Fla.: The
Community Coalition Against War & Terrorism,” including activists from
Santa Fe Community College and the University of Florida, presented a teach-in
Wednesday, October 18 pm. The panel entitled
“Vital Issues of War and Peace” featured four speakers, including a
veteran and two
members. The event filled the 170-seat
classroom. Contact: Pierce
, firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for a report.
State College, Rohnert
Park, Calif.: The film Noam Chomsky:
Rebel without a Pause was shown Tuesday, October 17 (part of “Artists and
Filmmakers Respond to War” class, but open to the public. Contact: Susan Moulton, email@example.com
: Teach-in being planned for Wednesday,
Nov. 8, 8:30 am – 8:30 pm, Conference Center 213 & 214. Contact: Jeff Kolnick, Kolnick@southwestmsu.edu. Click here for
Click here for a report.
at New Paltz: About 100 students, faculty, and community activists attended a showing of the Iraq War film The Ground Truth on October 30, with comments and discussion led by Vietnam War veteran Jim Murphy. A second event, which had to be postponed to November 30 due to an illness, will feature a panel discussion on “Lessons of the Iraq War,” 8 pm in the CSB Auditorium. Contact: John VanderLippe, firstname.lastname@example.org
: About 70 people attended a "Teach-in on
the Iraq War: Shall We Go or Shall We
Stay," Wednesday, October 18th. It
featured a variety of speakers, including
faculty and a member of Gold Star Families. Contact: Roderick Ryon, email@example.com
: Over 50 people attended a two-hour teach-in Wednesday, Oct. 18, with
speakers David Faber (
and Kenneth Campbell (
). Contact: Susan Strasser, strasser@UDel.Edu. Click here for flyer. Click here for a report.
: See report of joint event under
Santa Fe Community College. Univesity
of Florida contact: George Price. firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for a report.
of Louisville: An all-day teach-in on the
whole Mideast crisis was held Wednesday, Oct. 18. Contact: John Cumbler,
History Dept., email@example.com
Click here for a report.
, Orono: About 140 people, including both students and
community residents, attended a teach-in Tuesday, October 24. The keynote speaker was
Brian Clement, a U. of Maine student and Iraq War veteran. Contact: Beth McKillen, Elizabeth_McKillen@umit.maine.edu. Click here for flyer. Click here for a report.
: Film showing, Occupation Dreamland, Tuesday,
Oct. 24, 7:30 pm, School of Management 137. Part of series “Politics and Protest: The 1960s and Now,” http://www.umass.edu/history/feinberg.html#events
: About 40 people attended a
talk by Andrew Bacevich of Boston University, author of The New American
Militarism, Wednesday, October 25. Contact: Lois Rudnick, firstname.lastname@example.org.
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Teach-in
scheduled for November 1, “War in Iraq: Human Consequences,” 7:30 pm, 209
Manning Hall, sponsored by the Campaign to End the Cycle of Violence and the
Progressive Faculty Network. Contact: Sarah Shields, email@example.com. Click here for
: Three-day teach-in already held
Sept. 19-21, sponsored by Penn Faculty & Staff Against War on
web site for teach-in http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/fsawi/teachin/ Contact: Felicity Paxton, firstname.lastname@example.org
: A teach-in took place over several days,
featuring two Frontline programs (Iraq: The Lost Year and The Torture
Question) and the new film Iraq for Sale . Contact: Mary Ann Caton, email@example.com. Click here for a report.
: Teach-in Thursday, Oct. 19, “Let History
Judge: War in
,” 2:30 – 10:00 pm in
Glickman Library. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for flyer.
: A two-day teach-in was held Wednesday–Thursday,
October 18–19. Attendance varied, with
250 attending the main talk, “The Roots and Uses of Chaos in Iraq,” by Prof.
Mark LeVine. Contact, Sandra McGee
Deutsch, email@example.com. Click here for
War Resisters League,
New York City
: Staughton Lynd spoke on “Resistance to War
in a Volunteer Army,” Thursday, Oct. 19 at
55 Washington Square South
, as the 1st Annual Dave
Dellinger Lecture on Nonviolence. http://www.warresisters.org/Lynd_flyer.pdf.
Md.: About 80 people attended a talk by
Dr. Hashim Al-Tawil, “Lost Culture of Iraq: The Looting of Iraqi Antiquities,
Artworks, and Other Cultural Materials,” Wednesday, November 8. Contact: Ibtisam Ibrahim, firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for illustrated poster.
Ct.: Wesleyan Students for Ending the War
in Iraq (SEWI) sponsored two film showings on Monday evenings: Iraq for Sale October 30 and Sir!
No Sir! (about GI resistance during the Vietnam War) November 6, drawing
over 50 people each night. Contact: Kevin Young, email@example.com. Click here for a report.
: About 50 people attended a talk on
Wednesday, October 18 by David Schmitz of the History Dept., “
and the Unlearned Lessons from the Vietnam War.” Contact: Elyse
Semerdjian, firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for a report.
William Patterson University, Wayne, N.J.: The History Department and the History Club
have been sponsoring weekly Iraq War teach-ins. Organizers expect the events to last into the spring, due to the
number of topics the students want to explore. Contact: Dewar MacLeod, email@example.com
: A well-attended (including many community
activists and residents) teach-in was held Wednesday, Oct. 18, with four
diverse speakers and a lively discussion. Contact: Shanti Singham, firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for a report.