Faith-based funding proposal topic of Fresno State panel

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Faith-based funding proposal topic of Fresno State panel

A diverse panel of campus, community and governmental representatives will engage in what is expected to be a lively discussion on the topic “Faith-Based Funding Initiative of President Bush: Promise or Peril” from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday (April 5) at California State University, Fresno.

The discussion, with opportunities for questions from the audience, will be held in the Auditorium of the Peters Business Building. Parking restrictions will be relaxed in Lots A and J.

Participants will include: Rev. Marcia Free of the Interfaith Alliance; Professor Sharron Herron, executive director of the Maddy Institute of Public Affairs at Fresno State; Olivia Lopez, a graduate student in Social Work; Walt Parry, executive director of Fresno Metropolitan Ministry; Ernie Velasquez, executive director of Catholic Charities in Fresno; Jacob M. Weisberg, a Fresno attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union; Congressman Cal Dooley (or a representative from his office); and Congressman George Radanovich (or a representative).

Dr. Jane Middleton, chair of the Department of Social Work Education at Fresno State, will moderate the discussion.

For more information, contact event organizer Dr. S. Kapoor at 278-2013.