Counter-Recruitment Workshop

Saturday, September 29, 2007
1:00–3:00 p.m.

Rondo Community Outreach Library
461 North Dale Street (at University Avenue), St. Paul, MN

Learn from Army of None authors and trainers Aimee Allison and David Solnit how the military and the media are influencing young minds and how you can organize an effective counter-recruitment campaign in your community or school.

About Army of None

Every day in the United States, military recruiters enter the halls of high schools equipped with a goodie bag of promises and free copies of the U.S. Army's official new video game, America's Army. Assurances of non-combat positions and college money made largely to teens of color and low-income communities rarely materialize upon real-life service.

Army of None is a comprehensive guide to counter-recruitment campaigns — from personal counseling to legislative change to direct action. More hands-on and sustainable than other antiwar activities, the counter-recruitment movement offers a provocative vision for the future and has the potential to create deep positive social change and de-militarize our schools, country, and the world at large.

Army of None is an unprecedented and practical resource for activists, containing compelling photos and artwork, spoken word, sample fact sheets, how-to guides, lobbying directions, resource lists, and ideas for direct action. It provides a frightening look into the world of military recruitment that everyone in the United States should know about, and the hopeful stories, inspiration, and tools necessary to do something about it.

About the Authors/Trainers

Anti-war, global justice and arts organizer David Solnit was a main organizer in the WTO protests in Seattle in 1999 and in San Francisco the day after Iraq was invaded in 2003. He is the editor of Globalize Liberation: How to Uproot the System and Build a Better World.

After serving four years as a combat medic in the Army Reserves, Aimee Allison earned an honorable discharge as a conscientious objector during the Persian Gulf War. She now serves on the steering committee of San Francisco's College Not Combat Initiative.

Free and open to the public. Donations accepted.

Publicity Materials:
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Army of None Counter-Recruitment 101 Workshop

Thursday, September 27, 2007
6:30 p.m.

Mayday Books
301 Cedar Avenue South (West Bank, below The Hub), Minneapolis

Come to this amazing book tour of author/activists Aimee Allison and David Solnit. Workshops will be geared toward antiwar activists interested in plugging into and developing ongoing counter-recruitment efforts in our community. Learn the skills to help local youth get recruiters out of our schools.

Free and open to the public. Donations accepted.

Youth Against War & Racism (YAWR)

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Army of None Book Discussion


Friday, September 28, 2007
7:30 p.m.

Lyndale United Church of Christ
810 West 31st Street (at Aldrich Avenue South), Minneapolis

Advance tickets for $5 on sale at Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis.

Magers & Quinn Booksellers

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Art, Culture and Theater for a Change!

Sunday, September 30, 2007
3:00–5:00 p.m.

Jack Pine Community Center
2815 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

How can we use art, culture and theater to help us organize, mobilize, educate and win? How can we understand and counter the stories of our oppressors? Come to a workshop at the Jack Pine Community Center and share your ideas!

See pictures of how art, theater and spectacle has been used in large-scale mobilizations. Hear stories of how art can be used in organizing for social change. Participate in some theater-making exercises to stretch your legs and your imagination! Art, culture and theater are essential to tell our stories, win public support, keep us hopeful, have fun, and communicate powerfully from our hearts.

David Solnit, who will facilitate, is an arts organizer and puppeteer who uses culture, art, giant puppets, direct action and theater in mass mobilizations, and as an organizing tool. He has worked with farmworker, unions, environmental justice, immigrant rights, anarchist, anti-war, and human rights groups. He is the editor of Globalize Liberation and co-author of Army of None.

Jack Pine Community Center

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