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Peace Mom to speak at Saint Xavier University

Marks her first appearance in Illinois

Chicago (Feb. 2, 2006) – U.S. peace activist Cindy Sheehan will give a lecture titled “One Person Can Make a Difference, Not One More” at Saint Xavier University’s Shannon Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16. This will mark Sheehan’s first lecture on a college campus and in Illinois.

Sheehan won nationwide attention with an anti-war vigil outside President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch after her son, Army Specialist Casey A. Sheehan, was killed in action in Iraq. Sheehan has become one of the best-known figures calling for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from Iraq since she protested for several weeks outside Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas in August 2005.

Sheehan has been invited to speak at Saint Xavier University by the Student Activities Board. “We wanted to provide for a public discourse on this topic,” said Tina McPherson, president of the Student Activities Board at Saint Xavier University. 

The lecture is open to the public and free to Saint Xavier University students, faculty and staff. For all others, admission is $5. The event will take place at Saint Xavier University’s Shannon Center at 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago. For tickets, call the Student Activities Board at 773-298-3138.

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