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April 9th: Counter-Recruitment Conference Of The Campus Anti-War Network

by bstw (reposted)
Saturday, April 9
City College of San Francisco
(50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco)
Registration 9:00-9:30AM at Visual Arts 115.
Workshops and planning sessions until 5pm.
AS THE US military becomes more desperate to enlist new soldiers to send to Iraq as cannon fodder, antiwar students are fighting back across the country by confronting military recruiters on their campuses. The military’s continued need for more troops for the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan afford the antiwar movement an opportunity to hit them where it hurts and impede their ability to continue the occupations or launch new invasions of other countries. Anti-recruitment movements are springing up everywhere: Seattle, Chicago, New York, Wisconsin, Vermont, Connecticut, Texas, Minnesota. At San Francisco State, military recruiters were forced to leave early without any recruits because of the hundreds of students that came out to protest. (See The San Francisco "Military Out of Our Schools" contingent for the March 19th national day of protest was also one of the largest and most lively of the march, boasting 350 people. The message is clear: we won’t stand for the military using our schools to recruit soldiers, disproportionately poor and people of color, to go fight and die in a war for oil and empire!

Come hear how we can fight the war and the military’s homophobia, racism, and sexism and build the counter-recruitment movement on the West Coast! The West Coast Conference of the Campus Antiwar Network on April 9th, at San Francisco City College, will help build a strong and vibrant anti-war movement centered around the demilitarization of our schools! The keynote address will be given by Sean O’Neill, member of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Educational workshops will be held on the Case Against Military Recruitment, the Iraqi Resistance, the Struggle in Palestine, and the History and Future of US Imperialism in the Middle East. Action-oriented workshops will be held on "How to Kick Recruiters off your Campus," "How to Start a CAN chapter," and “How to Organize at High Schools”.
The schedule is as follows:
9:00-9:30 Registration (donations welcome)
9:30-10:00 Agenda and Keynote Address
10:00-10:45 State of the Counter-Recruitment Movement
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Workshop Session #1
12:00-1:00 Lunch (catered)
1:00-2:00 Workshop Session #2
2:00-3:45 Proposals/Discussion
3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-5-00 Voting

San Francisco City College is located at 50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, CA. It is accessible by BART and MUNI at the Balboa Park MUNI station. (A map is attached)

For more information, or to submit proposals for the voting session,
contact: leighjohnson [at], or call (510) 299-2109.
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