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STANFORD -- A new national organization started by Stanford University students called Students against GEnocide (SAGE) - Project Bosnia will launch a campaign called BosniAid at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in Memorial Church.
The new group is based at Stanford and in Washington, D.C. Organizers say students from more than 200 colleges and institutions are involved in the movement.
SAGE aims to mobilize student voices to protest U.S. unwillingness to intervene in the war being fought in what used to be Yugoslavia.
BosniAid, sponsored by National Hillel, is intended to be a massive humanitarian relief effort. It will be complemented by a letter- and postcard-writing campaign that aims to pressure President Clinton and Congress to lift the arms embargo against the Bosnian government.
At Stanford, SAGE will host the new charge d'affaires of the Bosnian Embassy to the United States, Sven Alkalaj; Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist Roy Gutman; and former State Department official Stephen Walker, who now heads the American Committee to Save Bosnia. Also speaking will be Stojan Cerovic, columnist for Vreme, the only independent newspaper in Serbia and a visiting scholar at Harvard.
The event will include the first West Coast screening of National Hillel's new BosniAid video and a slide presentation of photographs by Polish journalist Krzysztof Miller. The photographs, recently acquired by the Hoover Institution at Stanford, show concentration camps and inmates in transport train cars.
For more information, contact Brad Blitz at (415) 306-9564 or Sheri Fink at 723-3260.
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