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Welcome to Our Virtual Peace Rally

 

The Whitman Peace Coalition invites you to get together with your friends 
for a do-it-yourself peace rally. Pick a scenic spot on campus, and take photos 
with banners, signs, or captions conveying your favorite pro-peace / 
anti-war wit and wisdom.

A "peace-op" can be as cleverly staged or as spontaneous as you like.
Let your creative juices flow. Picturesque photos of you and your friends
in-or-around your sorority, fraternity, dorm, or special interest house
would be great.

We'll put your photos up, and let the world know where Whitman stands
on the critical issues of our time.

Send photos to the web editor
and thanks for your contribution, from all of us in the Whitman Peace Coalition.

Contact: smithbs@whitman.edu

 

Coming Events:

Genocide In The Human Heart:
From The Holocaust To Darfur

2:00 – 3:30 Saturday, November 10, Walla Walla Public Library, 238 E. Alder Street

Discussants
Bruce Magnusson, Whitman College Associate Professor of Politics
Rabbi Stanley Yedwab, Congregation Beth Israel, Walla Walla
Moderator: Barbara Clark, Walla Walla City Council

This Event Is Free And Open To The Public

-- Special thanks to Humanities Washington for generous support --
    For more information, please contact Noah Leavitt at 529.4080

 

Iraq War Flag Memorial

Whitman College Campus, Ankeny Field
November 26th --- December 2nd

Vigil and presentation, November 29th, 7:00 pm

To recognize those who have lost their lives, 
and examine what it means to be a nation at war.

email: iwflagsorganizers@lists.whitman.edu -- to get involved

 

Recommended Movies

Anti-war dramas and documetaries are powerful but underutilized teaching tools for 
raising consciousness and deepening understanding. Don't watch these movies alone!
Get friends and acquaintences to watch them with you, and encourage them to
do the same with their other friends.

 

 Cost of the War

In addition to the human cost of war (in terms of lost lives, post traumatic stress, and disabilities) 
there are, of course, socioeconomic costs affecting our own economic viability and the 
health of our democracy.

The following stats on the socioeconomic cost of the war in Iraq (drawn from the American Friends 
Service Committee
website) are based on the work of Nobel prize winning economist 
Joseph Stiglitz. Comparisons have been made based on the average $720 million 
per day
cost for the first four years of the war (including the cost of repacing equipment 
and servicing the war-related debt).

November 5, 2007

The average cost of a new elementary school is $8,497,627.
$720 million could pay for 84 brand new schools.

An average school teacher's salary is $57,000.
$720 million could put 12,478 new teachers in the classroom.

A year of Headstart costs $7,550.
$720 million could open 93, 364 new slots.

It costs $624 to give a child free school lunches for a year.
$720 million could buy lunch for $1,153,846 kids.

The average cost of a 4 year University is $20,628.

$720 million could put 34,904 students through college

Health insurance for and adult costs $4,403 a year.
$720 million could cover 163,525 people.

Health insurance for a child costs $1,700 a year.
$720 million could cover 423,529 kids.

An affordable housing unit costs around $111,061.
$720 million could buy 6,482 homes.

The average cost of renewable electricity for a home is $565 a year.
$720 million coud pay fo 1,274,336 homes to have it.