Starting Date: 07-17-2009
Ending Date: 07-19-2009
United StatesThis conference will bring together a broad spectrum of people to share skills and form the relationships needed to build a permanent resistance to militarism. Youth, parents, educators, veterans, artists, members of social justice organizations and more will come together for practical training on counter recruitment, legislative challenges and public pressure to promote nonmilitary alternatives.
But the issue isn’t only counter recruitment. It is about militarism. Military attitudes and values like obedience, conformity and the use of force to solve problems have seeped into every area of our society. It is crucial that counter-recruitment and social justice activists, youth and all who want to do something about it gather for this weekend of skill sharing, strategizing and solidarity.
We are committed to making sure that this conference brings together the broadest possible range of participants, especially youth. Scholarships are available to help cover the cost of travel and housing. Priority will be given to youth, residents of areas with few counter-recruitment resources and those who would otherwise not be able to attend
Geographical Scope: National