Thursday, January 8, 2009

Candlelight Vigil Tomorrow!

Duke Against War and Duke's Arab Students Organization (ASO) are sponsoring a candlelight vigil tomorrow, January 9, at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Duke Chapel. We encourage all who can make it to this important event to attend.

Statement from ASO:

On December 27, 2008, Israel broke a six-month cease-fire as they began air strikes into Gaza. Gaza, the world's most populous area, is home to 1.5 million people, and is also home to the world's largest refugee camp. The violence continues and has resulted in the death of 700 Palestinians and over 3,000 injured people. In an area as densely populated as Gaza, it goes without saying that women and children are over half of the victims. Amidst the violence, Israel is denying all media from entering the region. As a result, an event like this could proceed cloaked away from the eyes of the world. In order to raise awareness and show our support for the victims of Gaza, we would like to hold a candle vigil this Friday. We would greatly appreciate your support and participation. Support of the Palestinian voice is support of the plight of colonized and oppressed ethnic nations and racial populations against the muffle of historical colonization.

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