EDUCATION NOT MILITARIZATION: Support Children, Youth and Communities – March and Rally
WHERE: Begins at the Palmer House, 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago
WHEN: Sunday 8/13 at 11:30 AM.
The March will take about one hour and thirty minutes. It will begin at approximately 11:30 AM at the Palmer House with a welcome by ChicagoVFP Coordinator, Arny Stieber and VFP Executive Director, Michael McPhearson.
We will then proceed along the sidewalk on Michigan Ave to East Wacker Dr, in view of Trump Tower, and then move along the River Walk to the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial.
At this point we will hear from Monique Salhab, VFP Board; Steve Nelson, ChicagoVFP member and participant in the U.S. war against the people ofViet Nam; Sarita Villarreal, activist and advocate to ending the culture of guns, gangs, and death; David Kraft – nuclear energy expert on the conflation of nuclear weaponry and the environment.
We will then proceed to the Chicago Public Schools (our nation’s most militarized school system) Headquarters. ChicagoVFP member Rob Lamont will open with comments about efforts to demilitarize CPS. He will be followed by ChicagoVFP member Dennis Koehn – conscientious objection to war; Gina Harris – educator/empowering students beyond traditional learning; Jon Mize – Post Cold War Veteran, guiding young minds to reduce stress/PTSD.