Contemporary Social Issues: Analyzing Critically, Arguing Persuasively

Fall and Winter, 2004-05


Meetings, Forums...


Support the Truth: Stop the War on Iraq, February 18th, 7 pm, Capitol Theater. This event has been organized by Dan Leahy and others, Featured speakers will be Scot Ritter (former weapons inspector in Iraq for the UN) and Dahr Jamail (journalist recently returned from Iraq - has slide show of Falujah). Works in Progress article by Dan.

Gus Newport, October 18th, 6:30 pm, Recital Hall in the COM building, "The Essential Role of Analyis and Planning in Rebuilding Disinvested Communities" Gus Hall is a former mayor of Berkeley, CA, former Executive Director of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative in Roxbury and current Executive Director of the Institute for Community Economics.  His community development work in Roxbury is documented in the book Streets of Hope and the video "Holding Ground." 

Northwest Social Forum - OCTOBER 15-17, 2004 . THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
"The NWSF will build relationships of mutual support among activists, organizations, and communities in the Northwest as we share our visions of a just and sustainable world and find collective solutions to the daunting social and environmental challenges of our time." [from the NWSF website]

Daniel Ellsberg and Medea Benjamin - Wednesday, Sept. 29 - Olympia Film Society (Capital Theater), 7pm
"What’s at Stake: A Presidential Election of a Lifetime" KAOS / KOWA Benefit. $5 in advance, ($4 for groups of 15+), $7 door. Tickets: Rainy Day, Orca Books,

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