OPERATION IRAQI AWARENESS:
A PEACE FORUM
May 5, 2008

Sorry, but you missed it. Here are some pictures.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND. THIS IS A FREE EVENT

GRAY CENTER PLAZA, UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD
(RAIN LOCATION: SUISMAN LOUNGE, GENGRAS STUDENT CENTER)
– PLEASE CONTACT RACHEL WADDELL OR DAVID MACBRIDE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS.

WHAT: 5/5 Peace Forum – planned activities include visual displays by participating organizations (including Creating Cultures of Peace memorial in the Gray Quad), as well as student organizations; appropriate artistic activities (incl. music, dance, theatre, visual art, etc.), invited veterans and others to speak, etc. The forum would have a solemn tone and focus on the suffering and hardships of veterans and their families, and the tragedy of war for Iraq, etc.

WHERE: Gray Center Plaza, University of Hartford (under flag poles and in Quad)
– Rain location: Suisman Lounge – Gengras Student Center

WHEN: May 5, 2008: 12 Noon – 4 PM and a movie in the evening.

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Speakers:
Fred Louis, Vietnam veteran
Mary Lee Morrison, director Pax Educare, Inc.
Heather Seaton, wife of American soldier serving in Iraq
Daniel Diaz, Connecticut Opposes the War (COW)

Music:
A Second Space for horn choir – meet at 11:45 AM
Kaeza Fearn – circle dance and group sing-along – around 12:30
Heather Seaton – poetry and music – around 12:30
Ryan Larson – poetry and music – around 1:30
Sonic Meditation (Composers Ensemble) 3:30

FILM SHOWING-free
Body of War screening at 7:30 PM in the Gengras Student Union North Cafeteria / http://www.bodyofwar.com/index.html
This documentary profiles the life of Tomas Young, a young man who felt it was his duty to join the military following the attacks of 9/11. Thinking he was going to be sent to Afghanistan to fight al-Qaeda, Tomas instead found himself in Iraq, where he was instantly paralyzed from the waist down after being shot in the chest. The movie shows his journey to becoming an anti-war activist. Produced by Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue

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