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Student-Led Discussion Forums

Posted Nov. 6, 2002

Linus from the "Peanuts" cartoon used to say, "There are three things I don't discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin." Well, students in CACM's Nonviolence: Theory and Practice class are breaking that rule - as part of their course requirements they are tackling such tough topics as religion, politics, homosexuality, police brutality and discrimination. They'd like to invite you to the following events - and be sure to invite your friends, colleagues, students, instructors, relatives, people you pass on the street ...

Monday, November 18 -- 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rm. 317 Student Center
Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Allies - Discussion Forum
An opportunity to discuss issues and concerns surrounding homosexuality, such as "coming out," how parents deal with their child's homosexuality and the issues they face, how to deal with discrimination and harassment, safe sex, and other issues. Bring your ideas, your concerns, and your voice.

Monday, November 18 - 8:00 pm
Rathskeller
Sponsored by Student AntiRacist Action and Kent State Anti-War Committee
"Bombs There, Brutality Here!"
A night of poetry, music and art against the war abroad and police brutality at home. Featuring Lester, Smokin' Lizzies, Velkro Soul, and other performers. Open mic sign-up begins at 7:30 pm.

Wednesday, November 20 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rm. 315 Student Center
College Democrats/College Republicans Discussion Forum
Panic in the streets! Mass hysteria! Dogs and cats living together! Democrats and Republicans discussing issues rationally... No, really, that last part's actually happening. Come and see for yourself at the public dialogue between the College Democrats and the College Republicans. Bring your questions, bring your friends, find out who stands where.

Monday, November 25 - 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Rm. 315 Student Center
Dispelling the Myths about Atheism
Dispelling the myths about atheism - a chance for discussion and dialogue. If you're an atheist who sometimes feels like nobody gets it, or a believer who wonders what on earth those people are thinking, here's an opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas on a rather controversial topic.

Monday, November 25 - 8:00 pm
Rm. 319 Student Center
Left-Handers Unite!
Attention left-handed students! Aren't you tired of having to write at desks set up for right-handers, as your arm cramps up and you bump elbows with the rightie seated next to you? Wouldn't it be nice to have left-handed desks strategically located in each classroom? It can be frustrating being left-handed in a world set up for right-handed people. And yet many right-handers aren't even aware of some of the issues and problems faced by left-handed folks. If you're interested in changing that situation, attend this meeting. This is a problem we can fix!