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Xavier organizations hosting "Rethink Afghanistan" teach-in that examines overseas initiatives

11/09/09

Xavier’s Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, Office of Peace and Justice, Peace Studies Program, Middle Eastern Cultural Society and Pi Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority are hosting "Rethink Afghanistan: A way forward," a teach-in on Afghanistan that offers a look at the United States’ initiatives overseas.

The event, which is Monday, Nov. 9, from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. in the Clocktower Lounge of the Gallagher Student Center, takes a look at how can the United States can move forward in a way that protects lives and serves the interest of the Afghans as well as the Americans.

 

The program also features:

· Middle Eastern food.

· Discussion with an Afghan speaker, recently returned from Afghanistan as a private U.S. contractor.

· Clips from the movie “Rethink Afghanistan.”

· Dialogue about current development initiatives of the U.S.

· Interactive sessions on how Cincinnati can help end the war while continuing development abroad.

 It is free and open to the public.