March 31st, 2017
NYC Parent Teacher Conference Night provides an opportunity to bring non-military alternatives and educational opportunities to families. On the evening of March 23, 2017, volunteers were at 11 high schools handing out 2 flyers to parents as they arrived to meet with their child’s teachers. Flyer information includes websites for colleges, training programs, community service, […]
August 30th, 2016
Thursday, July 21st the granny Peace Brigade brought our Fund School Educational Programs message to the East Harlem Youth Fair. Our table attracted 74 gamers, mostly students, to participate in the Ms. Gizmo Penny Poll. They were asked to considered the programs they would like to see in their schools, by distributing the 20 pennies […]
May 13th, 2016
These Grannies Are Helping to Plug the School-to-Military Pipeline at Its Source
When teachers are underpaid and schools are underserved, why do we pay veterans to encourage young students to join the military? By Joyce Chu May 11, 2016
On a Wednesday afternoon last month, a group of gray-haired women with canes and Styrofoam guns […]
April 14th, 2016
Photo: Danya Abt
Corinne, Joan, Nydia, Betty, Eva-Lee, Barbara H, Carol and Ryoko outside the NYC Board of Education offices at 65 Court Street in Brooklyn. Our message — tell City Council to get the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps out of NYC high schools. Read more about JROTC: A Recruitment Tool In 18 […]
March 10th, 2016
The Granny Peace Brigade, joined by Kevin Augustine of Clarion Call, protested at 250 Broadway, the offices of the NYC City Council, on the planned city budget allocation of around $1.5 million for the US government’s military program of JROTC classes in 18 New York City High Schools. Funds are also provided under the federal […]
April 8th, 2015
Friends, On Wednesday, March 25th, I gave testimony urging NY City Council members to vote to eliminate the approximately $1.5 million tax levy allocation for the the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program in 18 New York City public high schools.
Representing the Granny Peace Brigade and 22 supporting organizations, my testimony asked […]
April 5th, 2015
Concerned about military recruiters in and around NYC high schools and the lack of information to counter this military outreach, the Granny Peace Brigade and supporting volunteers have been addressing this issue since 2007.
March 26, 2015, Parent Teacher Conference night, volunteers were at 10 high schools providing non-military informational flyers to parents […]
November 10th, 2014
As volunteers handed out flyers to parents and students entering high schools for a meeting with teachers, the White House was deciding to send 1500 more troops to Iraq.
The information being shared with parents includes Non-Military Options for Life After High School (link) as well as Questions to Ask and Points to Consider […]
April 1st, 2014
Military recruiters are ever ready to engage high school students. They visit schools, participate in high school career fairs, hang out in playgrounds and parks getting to know the neighborhood and the students. Dressed in camouflage fatigues or full military uniform, recruiters form a relationship, discuss enlistment and glorify their mission. It’s enticing to youth […]
January 27th, 2014
New York City’s budget will come up for a vote this spring, and buried in its pages will be $2 million to fund the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) military programs at 18 NYC high schools, listed below.
JROTC is a program developed by the Department of Defense under the banner of citizenship and […]