I sympathize with the motivations behind the student strike on March 5th and
will excuse absences on that day.
To all Stanford University professors and graduate student instructors.
The Coalition of Students Against War (C-SAW) is organizing a student strike
on Wednesday, March 5, 2003 in protest of a pre-emptive strike against Iraq.
This one day event, called BOOKS NOT BOMBS, is being coordinated with over
200 campuses nationwide in conjunction with the National Youth and Student
We are asking students to pledge not to attend classes on March 5 and
instead educate themselves at one of the many events that we are sponsoring
throughout the day. In addition to movies, music, spoken word, and a
keynote address at noon, we are holding small teach-ins on various subjects
related to the possible war. We hope that you excuse your students╣
absences from class on March 5, so that they may attend these educational
events. If you hold class, we ask that you direct your teaching and
discussion to the issues surrounding war on Iraq that are relevant to your
Please support this nationwide effort to engage students in this important
dialogue and educate the University community about the consequences of war.
A student strike will be made much stronger through the support of faculty.
We would like to hear your comments on our effort and questions that you may
If you have a half hour free between 10:30am and 12pm or between 1 and 2pm
on March 5th and are interested in participating in or leading one of our
alternative classes, please e-mail:
Krs1123@stanford.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org
To pledge your support as a faculty member, visit
Asian American Students Association (AASA)
Black and Queer at Stanford (BlaQS)
Muslim Students Awareness Network (MSAN)
Pilipino American Student Union (PASU)
Resistance Art and Social Protest (RASP)
Stanford Asian American Activism Coalition (SAAAC)
Stanford Community for Peace and Justice (SCPJ)
Stanford Labor Action Coalition (SLAC)
Stanford Vietnamese Student Association (SVSA)
Student for Environmental Action at Stanford (SEAS)
Students of Color Coalition (SOCC)
Young Communist League of Stanford(YCL)