Marlboro College

NewsPress Release - 11/16/99

MARLBORO, VT - Marlboro College's World Studies Program is hosting an educational and humanitarian presentation entitled, "Act Now for East Timor," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, in the College's Campus Center.

Co-sponsored by Grassroots International and the East Timor Action Network (ETAN), the presentation is part of a nationwide tour. It will feature Pamela Sexton, a long-time activist with ETAN/San Francisco, who was part of the exploratory team sent last April by Peace Brigades International to lay the groundwork for its project in East Timor. After Sexton's return to the United States, she worked as the U.S. coordinator for the International Federation for East Timor Observer Project (IFET-OP), the largest United Nations-accredited, international observer mission for the recent referendum in East Timor.

The tour is designed to raise awareness about the current and ongoing humanitarian crisis in East Timor, draw attention to the critical situation faced by East Timorese refugees, and promote the efforts of Grassroots International and Timor Aid to support local groups now struggling to re-organize in East Timor.

The event is free and open to the public. Donations are voluntary and will be given to Grassroots International. The Marlboro College Campus Center is fully accessible. For more information, contact Marlboro College at (802) 257-4333 or visit the Grassroots International Web site at http://www.grassrootsonline.org/ettour.htm.

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