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View other events for the week of 4/18/2006
"Back from Iraq" screening and discussion
Date Tuesday April 18
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Fellowship Hall
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto
Wheelchair accessible
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorPeninsula Peace and Justice Center
In Back from Iraq, four U.S. soldiers from the front lines of the Iraq war reveal what the media won't tell you.

This powerful documentary is a candid look at the war in Iraq, seen through the eyes of the people fighting it. These veterans tell how the war in Iraq is being waged and help the audience understand the costs being borne by both soldiers and civilians:

- Joseph Mahfouz, an army mechanic forced to fight on the front lines.
- Patrick Resta, a National Guardsman caught between military orders and the humanitarian rights of soldiers and civilians.
- Jimmy Massey, a Marine Staff Sergeant and former Parris Island Trainer confronted with the stark realities of war and the killing of civilians.
- Jeff Key, a Marine Lance Corporal guided by his Southern upbringing and deep religious conviction.

Their stories from Iraq, perceptions of the war, insights into the media, and concerns about U.S. national security will leave you at once informed and horrified about U.S. involvement in Iraq.

The film will be followed by a discussion with Diana Morrison, co-founder of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Morrison is a California National Guard Staff Sergeant who served in Iraq and has been a vocal opponent of the war ever since her return to the U.S.

$7 - $15 suggested donation. Sponsored by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center. For more information, contact PPJC at 650-326-8837 or visit http://www.PeaceandJustice.org

Added to the calendar on Monday Apr 3rd, 2006 3:08 PM
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