Contact Michelle Nightoak at (608) 215-5605 or Nightoak@charter.net.
WHO WE ARE:
All of the work represented here is done not only by members of the Madison Area Peace Coalition, but equally by:
- Veterans for Peace
- Madison Monthly Meeting of Friends
- Madison Mennonite Church
- ACLU of Wisconsin
- Members of Madison East Students for Freedom and Peace
- as well as other community members, parents, teachers, and students.
ACTION ALERTS (and also Upcoming Events!)
Join the Wisconsin Peacework for Youth email listserv, specifically for folks working on youth-related peace and social justice issues (this is also where we do a lot of our communicating on our youth and militarization work!):
Click to join WIPeaceYouth?
**WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?**
Contact Michelle Nightoak at (608) 215-5605 or Nightoak@charter.net. - Presentations available for your organization!
or check out the "counter-recruitment" email list on www.yahoogroups.com - NOTE: This is NOT an official MAPC list, but an independent list comprised of both experienced and new activists. It is HIGHLY recommended that you subscribe.
Counter-recruitment work encompasses a wide range of issues including racism and recruiting (poor and people of color communities are targeted disproportionately), JROTC programs, conscientious objection, and sexism and homophobia.
"Countering military recruiting and the militarization of young people is part of a strategy for addressing aspects of war that relate to economics, race, class and foreign policy, while, at the same time, actually interfering in a material way with government's ability to wage its wars."
The primary goal of counter-recruitment is to get the government's OWN data into the hands of students and parents so they can make an informed decision about enlisting; to help others learn the truth about the supposed "benefits" recruits are eligible for and the realities of military life.
As Former Secretary of Defense Cheney said "The reason to have a military is to be prepared to fight and win wars.....it is not a social welfare agency....it's not a jobs program."