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DTH's Coverage of Teach-In Incomplete, Inaccurate

Once again I am disappointed by your coverage of another teach-in, "Understanding Terror: What is War? What is Peace?" ("Teach-In Addresses War, Peace," Oct. 2).

Nowhere in the article does the reporter say that over 350 people were in attendance.

My drawings do not "depict devastation and destruction as a result of the U.S. bombing" but are almost abstract in form, based on aerial, surveillance and military photographs and maps. They are a history lesson on U.S. foreign policy.

But what is most shocking and disappointing is that the reporter only quotes one student who seems not to have listened to anything that was said.

How anyone could say, "people display an ingratitude for freedom that people have lost their lives over," after hearing the Rev. Curtis Gatewood talk about our history of lynching and current threats on his life precisely for exercising his right to "freedom" of speech, or after hearing speaker after speaker talk about the millions of lives lost in the name of our supposed freedom, calling for peace and justice for everyone and not just for Americans, is beyond comprehension.

Please do a better and more balanced job at the third teach-in, "Inter-Faith Responses to September 11," Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Hanes Art Center Auditorium.

Elin O'Hara Slavick

Associate Professor

Department of Art

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