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Grinnell College Anti-War Alliance
- October 2002- May 2003 (Creation)
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Mission Statement: While actively opposing the U.S. mobilization for war, non-violently, the Anti-War alliance is guided by three main goals. 1) Maintain Visibility - To maintain a presence on campus and in the town of Grinnell and keep the issue of war in Iraq prominent. 2) Education and Outreach - Fostering dialogue, conversation, and education on the issue 3) Participate in State and National Networks - Be part of a larger national movement Historical Note: The Grinnell College Anti-War Alliance existed from October of 2002 to May of 2003. The Grinnell Anti-War Alliance was created to oppose to U.S. military action in Iraq because they were unconvinced that Iraq posed a threat worthy of U.S. military intervention. According to Eli Zigas, by the end of spring 2003, the anti-war alliance had an e-mail distribution list of 220 people. There was also overlap with the faculty anti-war group which was started by Bob Grey and maintained by David Ellison. The student group had about 25-30 active members. The materials in the collection encompass both information collected by the group to use as resources, information put out by the group, and documentation of a few of their events. The Update and Digest is an extensive, approximately weekly, online notice to members of the Anti-War Alliance about events and news relating to the group's purpose. Provenance: Donated to the Archives by Eli Zigas, coordinator of the group, in 2004.