Author Archive: Michael J. Wyen

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Pearl Cleage calls for end of war, challenges students

April 22, 2007
A well-known author came to Ohio State recently and told about 20 students she is against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Pearl Cleage said it is time for the American people to stand up against “the terrifying republic” of the Bush administration. “Not only as Americans but as human beings we have to begin to explore new means of leadership,” Cleage said Thursday at the Fawcett Center. In her lecture, “The Writer’s Role in Wartime,” which was part of the President and Provost’s Diversity Lecture and Cultural Arts Series, she criticized the dominance of white men in the current and past presidential administrations and discussed her “baby theory.” She… Read more