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"Teach-In, Speak-Out for Peace" planned at New Mexico State University

n response to Congress giving the Bush administration authority to use force in Iraq, a teach-in and candlelight vigil for peace has been organized by faculty members and student organizations at New Mexico State University.


In, Speak-Out for Peace" will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, on the Corbett Center Outdoor Stage, said Neil Harvey, associate professor of government.

The teach-in will feature speakers, music, poetry and theater followed by a public lecture at 7 p.m. in the Corbett Center Auditorium and a candlelight vigil for peace.

The public lecture will feature Bert Sacks, an engineer and activist who recently returned from Iraq. Sacks was fined $10,000 by the U.S. government for violating economic sanctions against Iraq by taking medicine there in 1997.

"The teach-in is a forum to express commitment to seeking peaceful solutions in Iraq," Harvey said.

Speakers at the teach-in will discuss the economic and political reasons for the threat of war, the role of the United Nations and the connections between social and structural violence.

There will be an "open mike" for people to express their opinions. Local bands and theater groups also will perform.

For more information, contact Harvey at (505) 646-3220, David Boje at (505) 646-2391 or Christine Boerner at (505) 646-2085 or visit the teach-in Web site at http://www.zianet.com/boje/peace.