West Coast CAN Counter-Recruitment Conference

Starting Date: 04-09-2005

San Francisco City College
San Francisco, California 94102
United States
Workshops include "How to kick recruiters off your campus," "How to organize at high schools" & "How to start a CAN chapter"

Keynote address by Sean O'Neill, member of Iraq Veterans Against the War

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 http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/03/18/1450222).

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.
(Click here for a map)

For more information, or to submit proposals for the voting session,
contact us by email or phone.
Geographical Scope: State

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