Xavier University Groups Hold Teach-In about Afghanistan

November 6, 2009


On Monday, November 9th from 6:00pm- 8:00pm in the Clocktower Lounge of the Gallagher Student Center, the ladies of the Pi Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho, along with Xavier’s Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, Xavier’s office of Peace and Justice, Xavier’s Peace Studies Program, and the Middle Eastern Cultural Society of Xavier will host ReTHINK Afghanistan: A way forward. This unique teach-in on Afghanistan coupled, with the weekly Vegout vegetarian meal, will bring together students, faculty, and the Cincinnati community for a critical look at the United States’ initiatives overseas. It is free and open to the public.
Many are confused about what is going on in Afghanistan. Even more are unsure of what the United States is doing there.  How can we move forward in a way that protects lives and serves the interest of the Afghans as well as ourselves?
The program will feature
·          Middle Eastern food
·          Discussion with an Afghan speaker, recently returned from Afghanistan as a private US contractor.
·          Clips from the movie “Rethink Afghanistan”
·          Provocative dialogue about current development initiatives of the US
·          Interactive sessions on how Cincinnati can help end the war while continuing development abroad
Founded in 1985, the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC) addresses economic justice, women's issues, human rights, racial equality, and peace. As a coalition of faith-based organizations and individuals IJPC addresses local, national and international concerns.

With over 500 chapters and more than 90,000 members in the United States, Bermuda, the Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Germany and Korea, Sigma Gamma Rho was founded on the precept of education and continues to promote and encourage high scholastic achievement. Through active participation in programs and through networking with other organizations, Sigma's legacy of service to improve the quality of life for all mankind continues.