Elon to hold symposium on Iraq: The Costs of War, March 3-6

Four events scheduled for March 3-6 will focus on the war in Iraq. The symposium will include a documentary film, two speakers and a panel discussion. Read this note for details...

Monday, March 3
“The Ground Truth: The Human Costs of War”
7:30 p.m., Koury Business Center, LaRose Digital Theatre

Producer/director Patricia Foulkrod will discuss her documentary about the men and women who heeded the call for military service in Iraq.

Tuesday, March 4
“The Costs of War: The U.S.”
Speaker: Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a writer, analyst and activist for many years in the Middle East.
7:30 p.m., McCrary Theatre

Wednesday, March 5
“The Costs of War: Iraq”
Speaker: Dahr Jamail, journalist for Inter Press Service, The Asia Times, Democracy Now! and the BBC
7:30 p.m., Koury Business Center, LaRose Digital Theatre

Thursday, March 6
Panel Discussion
“Personal Journeys: A Community Conversation on the Costs of War”
Participants include members of the Elon campus community
7:30 p.m., Koury Business Center, LaRose Ditigal Theatre

Additional events:
College Coffee: Students for Peace and Justice will offer information regarding action ideas
Chapel Service will focus on the spiritual costs of war
Photo Exhibit – Center for the Arts: “Purple Hearts,” Nina Berman’s portraits of soldiers wounded in Iraq
Banner Display – Moseley Center: American Friends Service Committee
Belk Library – book display, 1st floor

Symposium sponsors:
Fund for Excellence in the Arts & Science
Non-Violence Studies Program
Students for Peace and Justice
School of Communications
Truitt Center for Religioius and Spiritual Life