UWs $1.3 million "day of reflection"
WASTE WATCHERS ALERT
April 22, 2003
Contact: Marsha Richards, Communications Director
The University of Washington will temporarily stop classes tomorrow
for a "time of reflection" on the war in Iraq. Professors
and students are asked to pause in their regular learning activities
and "join in hoping that the war will be brief and that the death
and suffering it inflicts can be held to a minimum." Scheduled
activities include classroom coping sessions, vigils, and a long list
of seminars, symposiums and speeches on topics like:
What role should unions play in the broader issues of war and peace?
-- A discussion for union members on how and whether unions should
take a stand on issues of war and peace.
Some feminist approaches to peacemaking -- A panel and discussion
bringing together feminist peace activists to discuss the vital roles
of women in anti-war activism.
Childrens art in wartime -- Presentation of a book titled "Children's
Art in Wartime from the Spanish Civil War to Kosovo."
Women, war, and militarism -- A panel and discussion on the ways in
which war and militarism affect women's lives.
Imperialism and racism -- A panel on three interrelated issues: an
overview of U.S.imperialism and the centrality of racism therein;
the racialization of Iraq/Iraqis in the American consciousness; and
the development of antiracist arguments against U.S. intervention
Draw out your experience -- An informal workshop that allows participants
to draw, pant and create images that express their feelings, questions
and insights about the war.
The cost of operations for one day at the university is about $1.3
million, much of which is funded by taxpayers.
Your tax dollars are at work . . . but are they working for you?
Want to voice your opinion on this issue? You can reach UWs interim
president Lee Huntsman at (206) 543-5010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evergreen Freedom Foundation
A Non-Profit Public Policy Research Organization
PO Box 552, Olympia, WA 98507
(360) 956-3482, www.effwa.org