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March 12, 2003

Peace and justice series offers forum for discussions

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Peace and Justice Video Series continues through the remainder of the semester with videos and discussions about civil liberties, 9/11 and the peace movement.

The series is 7-9 p.m. Monday nights through April 28 in Steven C. Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education, Room 2290. The Committee on Peace Studies, Lafayette Area Peace Coalition and Friends of Palestine sponsor the series.

"The videos of these speeches and documentaries were selected to stimulate discussions designed to address the troubling issues of our time," said Harry Targ, professor of political science and director of the Committee on Peace Studies. "We hope to bring together interested members of our community to listen, discuss, and share ideas about the problems we face."

Here is the schedule for the remainder of the semester

• March 24 – Ralph Nader, former presidential candidate, "Corporate Accountability."

• March 31 – Lynne Stewart, longtime lawyer, "The Crash of Civil Liberties Since 9/11."

• April 7 – Dennis Kucinich, Jim Hightower and others, "Our Democracy After 9/11."

• April 14 – Alberta Lee, daughter of Wen Ho Lee, the Chinese-American scientist falsely accused of spying, "Father's Day."

• April 21 – Cornell West, scholar and activist, "Progressive Politics in These Times: From Vision to Action."

• April 28 – Ted Glick, founder of the Independent Progressive Politics Network, "The New Peace and Justice Movement."

The series opened on Feb. 3 with a video and discussion about the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

CONTACT: Targ, (765) 494-4169,

Writer: Amy Patterson-Neubert, (765) 494-9723,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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