Thursday, August 17, 2006

Iraq War Forum Sept. 11

Press Release from the Saint Paul Democracy for America Group
Prepared by Rodney Olsen (651-228-7224) and Linda Goodspeed (651-646-1452)
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As the Iraq War continues to garner attention as one of the most significant issues of this election cycle, the St. Paul Democracy for America (DFA) group is pleased to sponsor an Iraq War Forum on Monday, Sept. 11, 7:00 p.m., at the Macalester College Weyerhaeuser Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave. in St. Paul. The forum will consist of a panel of four participants and a moderator. There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience. The primary purpose of this forum is to open up a discussion, as opposed to a debate, on this critical issue that concerns us all. For more information visit the website:

The panel members are:

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer is Assistant Professor of Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. For more than twenty years he has studied and written about the relationship of religion, violence and peace.

Edward Morrissey writes at the conservative blog Captain's Quarters as well as at the Heritage Foundation. He also appears on AM 1280 The Patriot on Saturdays as one of the co-hosts of the Northern Alliance Radio Network.

Phil Steger is the executive director of St. Paul-based Friends for a Nonviolent World. Locally he works with the Alternatives to Violence Project, a program that facilitates workshops in prisons, communities and schools. Steger traveled extensively in Iraq prior to the war.

Lou Ellingson is a Navy combat veteran, having served on Swift Boats in Vietnam in 1969-70. He is now a retired Navy Captain, with 25 years of service in the Naval Reserve. Lou resides in Eden Prairie and is a small business owner.

The moderator will be David Perry, who is teaching in the Macalester College Department of History for the 2006-'07 year. His research focuses on cross-cultural contact and conflict in the Middle Ages.


Blogger Linda in VT said...

Be sure to forward this to Tara Liloia at DFA so it gets on Blog for America!

8/22/2006 11:29 AM  

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