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Change of Speakers for Forum to be
Hosted by College Independents April 6

 MAILED:  March 31, 2003

EAU CLAIRE - College Independents, a student organization at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will host an afternoon forum, "Ending the Duopoly: Paving the Way for Independent Politics and Putting our Government in the Hands of the People," from noon to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 6th.

The public is invited to join independents from around the country in Schofield Auditorium as they explore the future of their movement in the United States.

Featured speakers Alan Eisenberg and David Cherry will discuss their experiences as independents and their visions for reforming American politics.

The forum will open at noon with a greeting from the College Independents.

Cherry, a longtime African-American independent from Chicago, is tentatively slated to speak first, around 12:15 p.m. He will present a short introduction on the history of the independent movement and the activism he has been involved with.

Eisenberg, a Milwaukee-based attorney who ran an independent campaign for governor of Wisconsin in 2002, will speak about "Truth, Justice, and the American Way " no later than 1:15 p.m.

MUADIN, who was originally scheduled to appear, cancelled his appearance suddenly after objecting to some wording that was used to describe the topic of the forum in a university news release. The original release stated the featured speakers would be discussing their visions for reforming a corrupt system. MUADIN would have preferred the release to say the speakers would be discussing their visions for reforming American politics.

Each speaker will host a question-and-answer session following the presentations.

A 2:45 p.m. panel discussion on the future of Independent politics also will be held in Schofield Auditorium. The panel will include the featured speakers, students, faculty and representatives of the media. A 4:30 p.m. reception at the Dulany Inn in Davies Center will follow.

The Freedom Forum will conclude at 6 p.m. An informal meeting with participants will follow.

The forum is free and the public is invited to attend. Participants may come and go throughout the day.

For more information, contact the leaders of College Independents: Tony Eichberger, (715) 855-4655 or eichbear@uwec.edu; Ryan Maxwell, (715) 855-2668 or maxwellr@uwec.edu; or Jeremy Gragert, (715) 855-2901 or gragerje@uwec.edu.

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Updated: March 31, 2003