Cindy Sheehan at Purdue


Cindy Sheehan spoke at Purdue University on April 12, 2007. Proponents of war with Iraq tried to prevent her coming, by smearing her in the Lafayette newspaper and trying to discourage the university for bringing her to speak. The Peace Studies Committee at Purdue University sponsored her appearance (without using university funds). Protestors in the hall were vastly outnumbered by those against the war and continuing occupation of Iraq. About 600 people heard her speak, live or in the overflow room.

This is the Q and A session. While we taped the main talk, it is available in its entirety via the student newspaper site. We defer to the students, and offer the Q and A as it is not otherwise available.

Many thanks to Professor Harry Targ – one of the ‘most dangerous 100 professors’ according to David Horowitz (oh, to be on that list!) and Sheila Rosenthal – an organizer supreme – of the Lafayette Area Peace Coalition.

Recorded by Charles Jenks; © 2007 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved.