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World-renowned peace activist Cindy Sheehan will stop at Augsburg

Jan. 30, 2007

Cindy SheehanPerhaps most famous for setting up camp outside George Bush’s Texas ranch in attempts to gain a meeting with the President, peace and social justice advocate Cindy Sheehan will be lending her voice to the Augsburg “Many Voices Bold Visions” Convocation series Tuesday, January 30 at 11 a.m.

Sheehan is founder of Gold Star Families for Peace, an organization of Americans who have had loved ones killed in wars. Sheehan’s own son Army Specialist Casey A. Sheehan was killed in action in Baghdad on April 4, 2004. Quoted as saying: “Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not afraid of anything,” Sheehan has spoken out against the war in Irag since 2004. In 2005 she was a featured speaker on the Bring Them Home Now Tour, a traveling anti-war protest. Earlier this month, her travels brought her to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The 2006-2007 Augsburg Convocation Series "Many Voices Bold Visions" is the seventh annual series incorporating long-standing endowed and special programs of Augsburg College. Through the series, Augsburg College encourages all to consider the challenges one faces as a global citizen by addressing the role and power of citizens in the world and in their communities.

The series is held in the Hoversten Chapel, located in Foss Center, 22nd and Riverside Avenues South, in Minneapolis. Limited on-street parking is available.