College to host teach-in on Iraqi war
While some classes at Antioch College will go on as usual tomorrow, Friday,
many more will be canceled or reformatted to include guest speakers or
workshops discussing a possible war between the United States and Iraq.
Local residents are encouraged to participate in discussions, listen to
speakers and talk with students about future war-related actions.
The teach-in, as one organizer called it, will consist of
a series of workshops with topics ranging from Intellectual freedom
in a time of crisis to The effects of war on children.
Workshop presenters will include Antioch faculty, staff and students,
as well as many local residents. A panel discussion will be held from
8 to 10 p.m. and will feature faculty members of the colleges Social
and Global Studies program. Other antiwar events scheduled for Friday
include the showing of documentaries, dance performances and meditations.
Antioch fourth-year student Robert Neiffert, who is helping to organize
the workshops, said that much of the inspiration for the event came from
a community forum held on the war last month. After the forum, [students]
were inspired and motivated. It seemed like we could offer a good space
to share information, he said.
Neiffert said that he hoped discussions at Antiochs teach-in would
build on the discussions started at the community forum. That is
really what started it for us. Hopefully we can continue the momentum
and deliberative spirit we found that started there, he said.
Fridays actions are related to an international day of student solidarity,
which was recognized by educational institutions, including Yellow Springs
High School, across the country on March 5. Due to Antiochs spring
break, students and faculty were not able to organize and establish broad
support for actions like student walkouts and a campuswide moment of silence.
Kya Kim, a third-year student and a Campus Antiwar Network Midwest Regional
Coordinating Committee member, said that as a courtesy to faculty the
day of demonstrations was moved to tomorrow. It gave everybody involved
more time to prepare, and it gave us a chance to get more people involved,
Friday, March 14, on the Antioch campus
910 a.m., Dharma Center, Robert Pryor, director of Buddhist
Studies: Tonglen and Meta Meditation
9:3011 a.m., College library, Amy Killoran, librarian, and
Scott Sanders, university archivist: Intellectual Freedom in times
of crisis: A look at historical perspectives, current threats and available
resources for further research
10:3011:30 a.m., South Hall, Room 311, Don Wallis and Kristin
Famula, Antioch faculty: Peace Journalism and creating a spontaneous
10:20 a.m.noon, Science Building, Jill Yager, science professor,
and class: Ecological and environmental impact of war
12 p.m., South Hall, Room 311, Robert Pryor: Socially
engaged Buddhism: being peace
1:152:30 p.m., Library, video documentary, Jerusalem,
an occupation set in stone
2:303:30 p.m., Library, video documentary, Occupation
34 p.m., Student Union, student Helen Harris: Art as
a form of resistance
K45 p.m.. McGreNgor Hall, Room 113, Cheryl Keen, professor
and director of community learning: The impact of war on children
68 p.m., McGregor Hall, Room 113, Mary Kalyna, activist: Women
say no to war: invest in caring not killing
810 p.m., McGregor Hall, Room 113, Panel discussion with Hassan
Rahmanian, Pat Mische and Maurice Mueller, Social and Global Studies faculty
10 p.m.midnight, Antioch Coffee Shop, open mike poetry
Workshops with times and locations TBA:
Peace activist, Hazel Tulecke: Civil disobedience as a response
to war preparation: the consequence of going to prison for ones
Peace activist Bill Houston: Conscientious objection: are you ready
for a draft?
Bhuto Japanese modern dance performance