Veterans for Peace Chicago - Chapter 26

Address : 332 South Michigan Ave Suite 1032 - V152
City: Chicago
Zipcode: 60604
Phone: 734-216-1814
Organizational Website : Education Not Militarization
Facebook: DeMilitarizeCPS
Scope of organization:
  • International
  • National
  • Regional
  • Local
This organization is a:
  • Organization with Counter-recruitment as a major component
Organization base:
  • Veteran or military family based
Outreach to specific communities:
  • Educators
  • Veteran and Active Military
Issues you are working on:
  • General counter-recruitment/Truth in Recruitment youth education
  • High school JROTC
  • School board policies and accountability monitoring
Years in Operation: 2 to 5 years
Summary describing your organization:: We, the Chicago Chapter of Veterans for Peace, are pursuing a many-pronged campaign to bring Peace at Home, Peace Abroad by focusing on youth and the demilitarization of public education. As veterans, we’ve experienced the military from inside, and many of us have fought in one or more of our country’s all-too-frequent wars. Despite the common claims of recruiters, generals, corporate media and politicians, we can tell you that when the military is sent in, they are there to dominate any person or group that is rightly, wrongly or unnecessarily identified as an enemy, and that the military’s core method is violence. Domination and violence, and consequently the military, have no place in the lives of youth or our schools.
Contact Person: Arny Steiber
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