Volume 96, Issue 81
Wednesday, March 5, 2003

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Of war, children and the Middle East

Speakers, activities and a controversial documentary are all a part of an upcoming conference called "Children in the War Zone," which will be hosted at Huron University College.

"First we're having two major speakers," said event spokesperson Sharon Bauer. One speaker is from Sudan and the other is a policy advisor on children in war, she explained.

"We're also going to be hosting a section called Children in the Middle East," Bauer said, adding a controversial documentary will be presented.

Tickets will be on sale Mar. 10-14, and will be available at the Huron Food Court and the University Community Centre atrium. The $10 price will include lunch and a gift, Bauer said, noting the conference is being held in part by Amnesty International.

Anyone who has any questions can contact shushubauer@hotmail.com.

–Emmett Macfarlane



Get cultured


If you're normally up until 6 a.m. on a Saturday, but usually spend it passed out on your couch, you now have a reason to get up off your lazy ass.

Da International Source, an urban culture club, is holding their first annual urban culture show at The Wave this Saturday.

The event will include an urban culture show, hip hop, R&B and reggae performers, break dancers, a fashion show and an MC battle, said Dave Shellnutt, president of DIS.

There will be live performances by N.R.S., VERSE, Penetrator INC and Royal City Records.

"[It is about] sharing our culture, not selling it," he said. "We're selling tickets this Wednesday and Thursday in [the University Community Centre] atrium.

"It's a celebration of urban culture and education at the same time," Shellnut added.

The event takes place this Saturday, Mar. 8 at The Wave and will run from 8-10 p.m.. Tickets are $2 for members and $3 for non-members.

–Paolo Zinatelli

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