Contributing Writer @ IUP’s Office of International Education hosted an International Fashion Show on Thursday in McVitty Auditorium in Sprowls Hall. The event was part of International Education Week.
Penn has been outspoken in supporting numerous political and social causes. On December 13–16, 2002, he visited Iraq to protest the Bush Administration's apparent plans for a military strike on Iraq. On June 10, 2005, Penn made a visit to Iran . Acting as a journalist on an assignment for the San Francisco Chronicle , he attended a Friday prayer at Tehran University .  On January 7, 2006, Penn was a special guest at the Progressive Democrats of America , where he was joined by author and media critic Norman Solomon , Democratic congressional candidate Charles Brown , and activist Cindy Sheehan . The "Out of Iraq Forum", which took place in Sacramento, California , was organized to promote the anti-war movement calling for an end to the War in Iraq . [ citation needed ]