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Event’s aim: 'Turn Walls into Bridges'

February 29, 2008

A two-day lineup of speakers, music, workshops and children’s activities – all geared to promoting local and global justice – will take place March 1-2 in the Farmer Education Building at ASU’s Tempe campus.

The seventh annual Local to Global Justice Teach-In is sponsored by Local to Global Justice, an organization founded in 2001 by undergraduate and graduate students at ASU. Its goal is to educate ASU students and the greater community about issues of local and global justice, while promoting diversity, freedom of speech and academic freedom of discussion.

The event, with the theme “Turn Walls Into Bridges,” begins at 8:30 a.m. both days and concludes at 7 p.m., March 1, and 5 p.m., March 2.
Speakers March 1 include Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia at 11 a.m. and Mike Alewitz at 4 p.m. Gray-Garcia is co-founder of POOR Magazine, an arts and literary organization run by and for poor and homeless people. Alewitz is a muralist and labor activist from Connecticut.

The keynote speaker at 3 p.m., March 2, is Mara Sapon-Shevin, professor of inclusive education at Syracuse University.

For a complete schedule and more information, visit the Web site or call Aaron Golub at (480) 965-2791.