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GI Rights Hotline Workshop for New Counselors

Friday, January 12, 2007
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Jackie Thomason /Dorah Rosen
Location Details:
East Bay: Contact us for details

Want to end the war?
Want to REALLY support the troops?
Want to make a difference?

Here’s your chance -- Be a counselor on the GI Rights Hotline.
This is what you’ll do:

* Listen to people in the military who call the hotline number
* Help them explore their options
* Provide information on military regulations about release from the military
* Provide information about the consequences of going AWOL and UA
* Provide advocacy and support for all discharges
*Provide support and referrals for callers experiencing harassment and assault

You will receive training and the support of experienced counselors.

Do you speak Spanish? Our Spanish-speaking callers would appreciate being able to talk with you!

Interested? Join us for a new counselor workshop

January 11 – Evening Potluck and Discussion
January 12 – Day long Workshop

For more information and to sign up,

Call Jackie: 510-332-5998 or Dorah: 831-335-1861 OR
email info [at] and we’ll give you a call

Comment form a GI Rights client:

Pablo Paredes is a War Resister and Hotline client:
In November 2004 Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Pablo Paredes, then 23, refused to board a troop ship headed for the Persian Gulf. “I refuse to go,” he told officers. “"I feel in my mind and heart that this war is illegal and immoral." In May 2005 he was court-martialed and sentenced to 3 months hard labor. He was denied conscientious objector status. “It's no exaggeration to say that I could not have done this without the support of the hotline.” It's no exaggeration to say that it would not have come to be without the support of the hotline.

GI RIGHTS Hotline 877-447-4487
Sponsored by AMIE, Alternatives to Militarism through Information and Empowerment.
AMIE is the Oakland branch of the national GI Rights Hotline
1470 Fruitvale Ave, Suite 8, Oakland, CA 94601 info [at] 510-535-1104
Added to the calendar on Sun, Dec 16, 2007 10:44PM
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