In October of 2002, a group of students and staff of the Auraria Campus met to plan an action in response to the impending war on Iraq. Some were representitives of student groups, some were individuals willing to do whatever it took to spread the word. In just two short meetings, a campus walk-out, held the day before elections, was planned.
From those inital meetings, Anti-War Auraria was born. Today, AWA meets regularly as a coalition. We work on promoting education, and action concerning the anti-war movement on campus as well as organze with groups in the community. The meetings are open to any campus affiliate that is interested.