Anti-war march to be held tomorrow

On Saturday the Ann Arbor Area Committee for Peace, together
with Anti-War Action! and Veterans for Peace, will hold a march and
rally titled “The World STILL Says No To War.” The
event will send the message that the war in Iraq has been a tragic
mistake. Participants will reflect upon the loss of life of
American soldiers and Iraqi civilians.

The day’s events will begin at 11:30 a.m., when
demonstrators will form marches at four Ann Arbor locations:
People’s Food Co-op at 216 N. Fourth Ave, at the front steps
of the Michigan Union, South Main Market at 609 S. Main St. and
Wildwood Families at Linwood Avenue and Arbana Drive, on the west
side of Ann Arbor. The marchers will meet at the Federal Building
at noon and proceed to the Diag for a rally.

Israel conference at League features many speakers

The University’s 3rd Annual Academic Conference on Israel
will be Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Michigan League.
This year’s theme is “Israel: The Successes, The
Setbacks, The Road Ahead.” The conference is free and open to
the public, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged at
Some of the speakers include Israeli Supreme Court Justice Dalia
Dorner, Lt. Colonel Amos Guira of the Israeli Defence Forces School
of Military Law and University of Michigan political science prof.
Zvi Gitelman.

Dance Marathon raises money for charity this weekend

Dance Marathon is this weekend from 10 a.m. tomorrow to 4 p.m.
on Sunday at the Indoor Track and Field Building. Dancers will stay
on their feet for 30 hours to raise money in support of William
Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and C. S. Mott Children’s
Hospital in Ann Arbor. Students are encouraged to be dancers and
moralers at the marathon. There will be a variety of activities,
including a line dance, sports and arts and crafts.

Legislators come to Union to talk about environment

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and state Sen. Liz Brater, both
Democrats, will speak Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the University Club in
the Michigan Union. They will be speaking about women, politics and
the environment. This event will recognize two prominent female
political leaders and highlight the critical connection between
politics and the environment.

Journalists discuss politics, environment

Environmental journalists from around the nation will hold a
panel discussion today at 4:15 p.m. in Room 1040 of the Dana
Building. The panelists, members of the National Board of the
Society of Environmental Journalists, will answer questions about
politics and the environment.

Event showcases social role of museums, sites

A symposium titled “Activating the Past” will
explore museums as gathering places today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in
the Rackham Amphitheater. The event brings together the leading
forces in an international movement to change the role of historic
sites in civic life. Presenters include representatives from the
Lower East Side Tenement Museum, St. Augustine’s Church, the
Japanese American National Museum and the Perm Gulag Museum. A
public reception will be held from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in
Rackham’s fourth floor reception hall.

Tibetan expert speaks at University

Geshe Michael Roach, the first American to ever complete the
rigorous 20-year geshe program of advanced Buddhist studies at a
Tibetan monastery, will be speaking today at 2 p.m. in Room 1636 of
the School of Social Work Building.

As part of the South Asia Guest Lecture Series, he will be
giving a lecture titled “Tibetan Heart Yoga: reuniting the
yogic lineages of India and Tibet.”

Free food, drinks at Martha Cook fest

Martha Cook is holding its Annual International Tea Festival
today from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Martha Cook Building. There will be
food, drinks and entertainment from around the world. The event is
open to the public.

— Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter Melissa

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