The following has been received from the McHenry County College Peace Group:
MCC STUDENT PEACE GROUP PANEL DISCUSSION TO FEATURE IRAQ WAR VETERANS, BOOTS EXHIBIT
The McHenry County College Student Peace Action Network (SPAN) will observe the 6th anniversary of the Iraq War will feature
“The Personal Cost of War, Viewpoints from Former Soldiers,”
a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 in the college’s conference center.
The event will feature a panel of U.S. veterans who served in the “war on terror” who will share their personal stories of occupation and military service.
They will discuss what they saw and what they were asked to do.
These “winter soldiers” are not anti-military.
Their goal is to shed light on routine abuses rooted in military policy in an attempt to improve it. Having been there, they believe it is their patriotic duty to inform the people of what is really happening on the ground.
The student peace group will also exhibit “Eyes Wide Open,” The American Friends Service Committee’s highly acclaimed combat boot display on March 10 and 11 in the Commons Area.
This event is part of SPAN’s Current American Issues Information Seminar Series. The panel discussion is sponsored by The Chicago Iraq Veterans Against the War, the McHenry County Peace Coalition, and the Student Peace Action Network.
According to Molly McQueen, the Student Peace Action Network includes students promoting peace nationally and locally through action and education.
“Out stand on the subject is that the troops in Iraq should be brought home rather than sent into Afghanistan. We encourage the community to get involved,”
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Student Life Office at (815) 455-8772.