Center for American Progress’ Campus Progress Launches New Iraq Campaign and Film Project

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Campus Progress, the campus arm of Washington-based think-tank the Center for American Progress, has just launched two new programs, the Iraq Campaign and the Iraq Film Project, both geared toward changing the course of the war through advocacy and education. Campus Progress is offering grants of $200-1,000 to students working on Iraq advocacy and education campaigns on their college campuses. The group is sponsoring the Iraq Film Project, whereby Iraq movies can be screened on campuses nationwide, “as a means of intensifying and enhancing [the] debate on the war, and engaging young people in a search for the right course going forward.” They are dedicated to assisting students who want to plan an event and have award-winning films available, like The War Tapes and Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (read the Mojo review of the film here), as well as speakers available for the events. Several schools including Lehigh, Princeton and Amherst have already planned screenings for their schools. To get involved or for more information, click here.

For a comprehensive look at the situation in Iraq, read Mother Jones‘ new report, “Iraq 101” in our current issue. And for a look at other activism happening on campuses nationwide, check out our 13th annual roundup of campus activists here.

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