Peace Institute Holds 9/11 Lecture Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 08-29-2011

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
530-898-4143

California State University, Chico’s Peace Institute is holding a lecture series next month titled “9/11 Ten Years Later.”

All of the lectures will be held on Fridays in PAC 134, Ruth Rowland Taylor Lecture Hall, at 7 p.m. They are free and open to the public.

On Sept. 9, CSU, Chico Professor of Finance Richard Ponarul will speak on "Economics Myths and Realities in the Post 9/11 World."

On Sept. 16, a panel discussion will take place on the topic "Empire or Republic: The Impact of 9/11 on American Foreign and Domestic Policy." Participating will be Butte College history professor Jeffery Crawford, CSU, Chico emeriti political science professors Beau Grosscup and William Stewart and CSU, Chico history professor Kate Transchel.

On Sept. 23, two lectures will be given on the topic "Why We Need a New 9/11 Independent Investigation." Lecturers will be Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, and David Ray Griffin, Claremont Graduate School professor emeritus of theology.

On Sept. 30, a panel discussion will be held on the topic "Post 9/11: How the Aftermath Affects Our Community." Participants will be community representatives Andy Holcombe, Leslie Johnson, Brad Montgomery, Dr. Tim Roy and Ali Sarsour.

In addition, the Peace Institute will be holding a video series the first Thursday of the month September through December and February through April. The videos will be shown from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Selvester’s Café-by-the-Creek. The showings are free and open to the public. Topics of videos will include 9/11, militarism, veterans’ issues, various views on the economy and our changing values. Discussions will follow the showings.

On Sept. 1, “Plunder: the Crime of our Time,” directed by Danny Schechter, will be shown as the first video in the series.

For more Information on the Peace Institute, call 898-5692.

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