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Friday, September 19, 2008

Teach In at UC Berkeley

TEACH IN ON THE IRAQ WAR
FRIDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2008

University of California, Berkeley
MCC-Heller Lounge- MLK Student Union (Lower Sproul Plaza, Bancroft and Telegraph)

Organized by:
Critical Response and Intervention for a Sustainable Ethnic Studies (CRISES), UCB
Historians against the War
War Times/Tiempo de Guerras

Co-Sponsors:
Arab Student Union
Cross-Cultural Student Development, UCB
Institute for the Study of Social Change (ISSC), UCB
Students for Justice in Palestine
Visuality and Alterity Working Group, UCB
Xinaxtli de UCB

Part of the "1968: The Great Rehearsal" Series of Events www.greatrehearsal.org

PROGRAM

9–9:30 AM: Welcome and Introductions by sponsors

9:30–10: Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers: Secrets and Lies in the Vietnam War and the Iraq War
Introduced by Daphne Taylor-García, Postdoctoral Fellow, Chicana/o Studies, UC Santa Barbara


10–11 AM: Panel on Torture, Aggressive War & Presidential Power: The Constitutional Crisis
Anne Weills, Civil Rights Attorney
Dennis Cunningham, Civil Rights Attorney
Tom Reifer, University of San Diego, Associate Fellow of the Transnational Institute
Moderator: John Hayakawa Torok, Critical Race Theorist, Ethnic Studies UC Berkeley

11AM–noon: U.S. interventionism
Sami Kitmitto, Arab Resource and Organizing Center
Paco Ignacio Taibo II, activist, writer, Mexico 1968 and after
Andrej Grubacic, Global Commons: "Humanitarian Intervention" in the Balkans
Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, Historians against the War
Moderator: Neda Atanasoski, Assistant Professor, Feminist Studies, UC Santa Cruz

12–1:30 PM: "A Time to Stir" Film clips and discussion with Director Paul Cronin
The film is a work in progress that documents the Columbia student revolts of '68
Moderator: Eddie Yuen, Sociologist, Author, Associate Producer of "Against the Grain" KPFA Brown Bag Lunch

1:30: Tom Hayden, Founder SDS, Author of Port Huron Statement, anti-Vietnam War leader


2–3:00 PM: From the Vietnam War to the Iraq War

• Carlos Muñoz, Vietnam Vet, Veterans for Peace, Professor, Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley
• Antonia Juhasz, Author, The Bu$h Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time; and The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry -- and What We Must Do To Stop It
• Forrest, Iraq Veterans Against the War
• Cleavon Gilman, UCB student, Iraq veteran
• Tom Hayden
Moderator: Roberto Hernández, Ph.D. Candidate, Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley


3-4:30PM Stopping US Wars of Aggression
• Immanuel Wallerstein, Senior Research Scholar, Yale University; Fernand Braudel Center
• Dunya Alwan, Iraqi American, Co-founder of Birthright Unplugged and International Women’s Peace Service
• Keiko Schnelle, Code Pink, UC Santa Cruz student
• Roberto Hernández, CRISES, UC Berkeley
Moderator: Annie Fukushima, Ph.D. Candidate, Ethnic Studies/DEWGS, UC Berkeley


4:30-5PM: Questions, Comments, Discussion
Moderators: Dalida María Benfield, Ethnic Studies/DEWGS, UCB and Daphne Taylor-García


5-6 PM Closing Remarks, Reception, and "Politicized Media/Mediatized Politics" Exhibition of video clips and music.
Hosted by Visuality & Alterity Working Group


WORKING GROUP:
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Historians against the War, rdunbaro@pacbell.net
Max Elbaum, WarTimes/Tiempo de Guerras, maxie@igc.org
Roberto Hernández, Ethnic Studies, UCB, tochtli@berkeley.edu
Daphne Taylor-García, Ethnic Studies, UCB; UCSB, dtgarcia@berkeley.edu
Dalida María Benfield, Ethnic Studies, UCB, dalidamariabenfield@berkeley.edu
Tom Reifer, University of San Diego, Associate Fellow of the Transnational Institute, Consolecb@aol.com
Carole Travis, community organizer, travisce@aol.com
Steve Tappis, Sixties activist in Chicago, tappis@yahoo.com
Rick Ayers, educator, UCB graduate student, rick-ayers@earthlink.net

Contact:

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Historians against the War, rdunbaro@pacbell.net
415-370-4996
or
Roberto Hernández, Ethnic Studies, UCB, tochtli@berkeley.edu
Or
Max Elbaum, War Times, maxie@igc.org

WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE

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