Press Coverage of PeaceAware Citizens Speaking Out for Peace:
Alphabetical list of Academic presentations at our last event (the Oct 28 Teach-In/Speak Out. People who spoke out are adding their written comments and notes below. You can volunteer to speak or sing out or help with the staging of our next event. This page also Has Bert Sacks favorite link list
Jason Ackelson (Govt, NMSU)
Nancy Baker (Govt, NMSU) Civil liberties after 9/11
David Boje (Management, NMSU)
Michael Casaus (from Cornell U) It is time to be brave and speak out.
Jody Crowley (CJ, NMSU) stereotyping/demonizing the other
(and parallels with
Tara Gray (CJ, NMSU) Prison in the US and racism of War
Ken Mentor (CJ, NMSU) How war and terrorism are
represented by the media
Neil Harvey (Govt, NMSU)
Don Kreitzer is a retired Government professor who was
very active in the anti-war
Margaret Malmaud (History, NMSU). Arab World’s Response to War on Iraq?
Patrick Murphy (student)
Grace Ann Rosile (Management, NMSU) Ahimsa and Gandhi
Nadia Rubaii-Barrett (Government) how
to be a public servant without
Sacks, Bert (Keynote Speaker, Iraqi Speaker Bureau). first activist to be served a full $10,000 Penalty Notice by the Department of Treasury for delivering medicine to Iraq in 1997 (See More about Sacks; below is his recommended list).
Speaker for TEACH-in/SPEAK-out:
Bert Sacks from Seattle, Washington will be able to speak at
the October 28 event as your keynote speaker. He just returned from Iraq this
week, is an eloquent full-time advocate for ordinary people in Iraq who has
widely spoken in universities and colleges across the U.S. and in national and
international TV, radio and print media.
Bert will be flying to El Paso (arriving tentatively) at 6:20 PM on Sunday,
October 27. We are planning two days in Las Cruces and will organize a
meeting on Sunday night, then the event on Monday October 28, and media
Buddhist Engineer, Activist
Bert Sacks spoke at the Teach-In/Speak-Out for Peace on October 28th in the outdoor auditorium (500 people attended throughout the day) and again in the Corbett Indoor Auditorium (100 people). There was also a Press Conference with media from newspaper and TV. During his presentation Bert recommended people work on inner peace in order to be effective workers for peace in the world. He emphasized the importance of not demonizing people who are doing bad thing so that we can find the skillful non-violent ways to oppose what they are doing. Because America demonized one man, Saddam Hussein, we have a pursued a policy which has contributed to the death of 500,000 Iraqi children, and we've called it 'punishing Saddam.' People working for Peace must not demonize."
BIO - In May 2002, Bert Sacks was the first activist to be served a full $10,000 Penalty Notice by the Department of Treasury for delivering medicine to Iraq in 1997. Having traveled to Iraq as recently as the spring of 2002 with Physicians for Social Responsibility, Bert Sacks has become one of the most prominent anti-sanctions activists on the West Coast. Currently based in Seattle, Sacks is a native of Boston, having attended Dartmouth College, Boston University and University of California at Berkeley. He is trained and has worked as an electronics and software engineer. Sacks has traveled throughout the Middle East, has appeared in numerous radio interviews and contributed to print media as an outstanding advocate for a just US policy in the region. Hear Bert Sacks on Democracy now with your Real Audio Player, click here.
email@example.com or telephone: 206-548-9566
Press Conference 6-7 pm in the New Mexico room of the Corbett Center. For Speaking Times see Schedule
Bert Sacks Recommended Readings to Teach-In/Speak Out audience:
Concerned for the People of Iraq
& Interfaith Network of Concern for the People of Iraq
|Iraq Peace Team|
Thank you Bert, from PeaceAware.com
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