Group to discuss legacy left by Gulf war

By Suzanne Sapienza

A local group will continue to discuss the legacy left by last year’s Persian Gulf War.

The Interfaith Network will hold a forum tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Wesley Foundation, 633 W. Locust St. The group is an organization opposed to U.S. intervention in Third World Countries.

The forum will be run by a panel consisting of four group members including Kevin Anderson and Marna Coldwater.

Cele Meyer, the group’s co-coordinator, said the purpose of the meeting is to “commemorate and re-educate ourselves” about the war.

Meyer said she believes it is critical to keep the Gulf saga in mind in hope that Americans will not allow a similar situation to occur again.

“It is important we remember where we were a year ago,” Meyer said.

The group will also be sponsoring a candlelight vigil for peace in El Salvador on Monday, Feb. 3, at the King Memorial Commons at 4:30 p.m. A cease fire will go into effect in the war-torn Central American country on February 1.

Interfaith’s Sondra King is coordinating the vigil, but warns that the peace is fragile. “El Salvador is said to be the most environmentally-devasted nation in the hemisphere,” King said in a press release.

Both events are open to the public. Candles will be provided for the vigil.