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Published:July 17th, 2006 12:36 EST
SOP Reporter - Live in Beirut Lebanon Says that Evacuation of Lebanese American University Students Cancelled

SOP Reporter - Live in Beirut Lebanon Says that Evacuation of Lebanese American University Students Cancelled

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

(Beirut, Lebanon) - SOP Reporter, Ashley Marinaccio discusses U.S. evacuation plans for the Lebanese American University Students.  She will also be discussing a leaflet she found that was dropped by the Israeli Defense Forces. 

Ashley`s Bio

I am a third year sociology/anthropology and theatre double major with minors in women studies and Middle Eastern Studies at Pace University in Manhattan. I have been a reporter and contributor to the Pace Press student newspaper for the past 3 years and have written for the Scribe and Black Coffee, two other campus publications. I am also very active on campus in political, human rights and social justice groups. I am founder/president of Pace CARES- HIV/AIDS organization and have served as president of the Women`s Action Network.  This summer I am working as a stringer for MTVU and Frommer`s "Summer Road Trip" where I will be travel writing in New England. I am also studying abroad in Beirut, Lebanon for 5 weeks beginning at the end of June where I will be participating in the Lebanese American University`s Summer Arabic Intensive and doing extensive research on Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

Along with activism, my greatest passion is theatre. I am interested in documentary theatre (creating theatre from true life stories) and have been very active in political and social justice theatre in NYC as a director, actor and writer. My goal is to reach as many people as I can through the arts, writing and media to broaden people`s knowledge of other cultures and raise awareness of the human rights issues. I would like to inspire people to become socially conscious to bring about positive change.

Ashley`s Blog:  http://thawrahsden.blogspot.com/