Presenters examined methods to demilitarize public schools and end the flow of new warriors by modernizing counter-recruitment efforts to oppose military tactics that use digital and online gaming platforms to reach kids.
Speakers: Natasha Erskine, VFP Board of Directors Gary David Ghirardi, National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth Chris Venn, San Pedro Neighbors for Peace & Justice – SPNPJ Hart Viges Part of the VFP 2020 Online Convention
Natasha ErskineVFP Board of Directors
Natasha Erskine is a native of the South Side of Chicago and currently serves as Vice President of the Chicago Veterans For Peace chapter. Natasha is a US Air Force combat Veteran, retiring in 2016 after 20 years on active duty. She is deeply involved with a myriad of projects ranging from social/racial justice, educational equity and replacing JROTC with career technical education in her local community. Natasha is also a proud mother of a high school honors student in Chicago's public schools.