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IU Northwest Professor speaks out against threat of war

Calling for a united voice in northwest Indiana against war, Professor Raoul Contreras, Ph.D., will address the topic “Building a Mass Movement Against the War on Iraq – A Perspective of The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies,” on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Savannah Auditorium.

In this lecture, Contreras said he will explain NACCS’ position in the opposition to war against Iraq and call for the formation of students and community to “raise their voices and come together for peace.

This presentation is ninth in the Lectures in Race and Ethnicity series sponsored in part by the Minority Studies Department at IU Northwest. It is also part of a national series of public forums in opposition to the threat of war against Iraq organized by the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) for the week of Feb. 17-23 in California, Washington, Arizona, Illinois and Indiana.

Through the Lectures in Race and Ethnicity series, the faculty, staff and students of the Minority Studies Department hope to promote issues central to the struggle for social justice and racial equality. This lecture is also sponsored by the ALMA (Hispana de IUN), the IU Northwest Latino Student Organization and the IUN/NWI Students, Faculty and Community in Opposition to the War on Iraq.

An opening performance at 7 p.m. by NORPH, a politically conscientious group from East Chicago, will present “An Electro-Funk Multimedia Presentation.” For more information, please contact The Department of Minority Studies at (219) 980-6629.



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Kim Kintz

Michelle Searer

Raoul Contreras
Minority Studies

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