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War with Iraq

The following information was provided by Sean Burns, a UCSC student. To verify or update this information, please send email to sburns@ucsc.edu.


On Thursday, April 3, a "teach-in" on issues related to the war in Iraq will be held on campus from noon to 3 p.m.

The event begins with a community gathering in the Upper Quarry Amphitheatre from noon to 1 p.m.

Speakers at the gathering include faculty members Alan Richards, Paul Ortiz, and Angela Davis; graduate student NeEddra James; members of the Standing United For Peace student group; and other members of the faculty, graduate student body, and undergraduate student body.

Schedule for teach-in sessions:

1-2 p.m., Session 1 of educational break-out groups:

  • Panel on "Racism and War," including faculty members Paul Ortiz and Neferti Tadiar (Student Union)
  • Panel on "Women and War," including faculty member Anjali Arondekar and graduate student Krista Lynes (Graduate Student Union)
  • Panel on "Media and the War on Terror," including faculty members Jon Beller and Lisa Mastramico (Bay Tree Conference)
  • Panel on "Religious Perspectives on the Conflict," including Rev. Herb Schmidtt (Redwood Lounge)

2-3 p.m., Session 2 of break-out groups

  • Panel on "New Geo Politics of War," including faculty members Ronnie Lipshutz and Phil Gasper (Student Union)
  • Panel on the U.S. Military and Universities (Graduate Student Union)
  • Panel on "Palestine in Iraq: Occupation and Imperialism" (Bay Tree Conference Room D)

1-3 p.m., Ongoing Sessions

  • Free time for sharing views/feelings (Redwood Lounge)

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