Military Recruiting and the Pandemic

Given the health and safety rules for all during the Corona Virus pandemic, the Department of Defense has set regulations to protect military personnel as well. Many local recruiting stations have been closed and current troops are remaining at their posts. But the military is not letting its recruitment guard down during this period as … Continue reading Military Recruiting and the Pandemic

Parent-Teacher Conference Night Peace Action – November 2019

On a mild Thursday evening, 28 volunteers were at 12 high schools in NYC to meet parents and students as they were entering their school to meet with teachers. Volunteers had 2 informational flyers to give to each parent. Options for Life After High School-- Questions to Ask concerning military recruitment. Please note that the … Continue reading Parent-Teacher Conference Night Peace Action – November 2019

Parent Teacher Conference Night – March 7, 2019

March 7th was a freezing evening, but it did not stop volunteers from going to high schools on Parent Teacher Conference night. We were at 14 high schools throughout NYC prepared to provide families with non-military informational flyers. One addresses Options for Life After High School and the second focuses on Questions to Ask/ Points … Continue reading Parent Teacher Conference Night – March 7, 2019

Parent-Teacher High School Conference Night–NYC November 2018

On Parent-Teacher Conference night parents have the opportunity to meet with their child's teacher to discuss her his progress in the class. It is also an opportunity for volunteers to distribute educational informational flyers to parents. The informational flyers address Options for Life After HS as well as Questions to Ask Military Recruiters. In spite … Continue reading Parent-Teacher High School Conference Night–NYC November 2018

Parent Teacher Conference Night Action – March 8, 2018

March 8 was Parent-Teacher Conference night at NYC high schools when parents meet with their children’s teachers. Volunteers from the Granny Peace Brigade and anti-military friends were outside high schools to greet parents and hand them two flyers. This action is part of the Granny Peace Brigade’s demilitarization of youth in public high schools campaign. … Continue reading Parent Teacher Conference Night Action – March 8, 2018

JROTC, Discipline and Children Playing Soldier

Is it good for to children dress up like soldiers and march around with mock rifles? Should they be doing this in our schools? We say no, but some say yes. Wednesday, January 31 - Seven of us were outside New York City Council offices asking Council Members to stop allotting 1.5 million of our … Continue reading JROTC, Discipline and Children Playing Soldier

STUDENTS NOT SOLDIERS – Grannies Hit the Streets

Last month, the Granny Peace Brigade walked up 5th Avenue with Vets for Peace in the Veterans Day commemorations. As usual, we were virtually at the end, followed by high schoolers, both boys and girls, proudly marching in proper soldier form, from various J-ROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training) groups In the city. Teens marching as … Continue reading STUDENTS NOT SOLDIERS – Grannies Hit the Streets

Students not Soldiers – Parent Teacher Conference Night Action 11-09-2017

Volunteer activists and parents attending Parent Teacher Conference night met briefly in front of 12 NYC public high schools. Parents were at the school for a scheduled conference with their child's teacher, and volunteers were distributing 2 flyers providing anti-military educational information. Parents accepted the flyers with much appreciation. Questions to Ask - Points to … Continue reading Students not Soldiers – Parent Teacher Conference Night Action 11-09-2017

An update on GPB JROTC campaign activities

Dear Friends, A meeting last week with NYC Council-member Barron went very well. We met for about 1 1/2 hours. Also in attendance: CM Barron's Legislative Aide, Jan Atwell, CM Dromm's Legislative Aide, Betty Davis, from CM Barron's district. CM Barron was a HS Principal for 20 years. She was not aware of the details … Continue reading An update on GPB JROTC campaign activities

NYC Parent Teacher Conference Night – Spring 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, … Continue reading NYC Parent Teacher Conference Night – Spring 2017