Granny Peace Brigade guest lecture on media outreach at JASA. Thursday, October 30th, Phyllis - with back-up from Molly, Edith, Caroline and Eva-Lee - was invited to guest lecture at a leadership and advocacy training course given by the Institute for Senior Action (IFSA) in concert with the Joint Public Affairs Committee (JPAC) and the … Continue reading SPREADING THE WORD
GRANNY PEACE BRIGADE GREETS PEOPLE ON THEIR WAY TO CAROLYN MALONEY'S WORKSHOP ON FUNDING A COLLEGE EDUCATION AND FINDS AN ALLY A Monday night, families of high school juniors and seniors arrive to hear a presentation on how to afford college tuition. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has arranged a workshop where people can hear from representatives … Continue reading COLLEGE OR MILITARY: MONEY MATTERS
Counter Recruiting on Parent Night at New York City High Schools The Granny Peace Brigade and Code Pink NYC believe wholeheartedly that students and their parents should be aware that there are alternatives to military service, that an education can be secured without risking lives in needless wars. To further that objective, 25 volunteers traveled … Continue reading Protect the Children
Opt-out Program at McKee High School, Staten Island, Oct 23, 2008 Parents/guardians and students were gathering at the entrance to McKee High School (Staten Island) at 5:30p.m., eager to pick up report cards. Between 5:30p.m. and 7:00p.m., Kathy Bayer and I (Barbara Walker) talked with a goodly number of parents/guardians and students about military recruiters … Continue reading Truth in Recruitment
It is the perfect combination: clear skies and a lively crowd. It is the final day in NY for voter registration and we Granny Peace Brigadiers do a brisk business. Our supply of registration forms is soon gone.The people we meet are angry about the bailout and they want to talk. Our flier urges voters … Continue reading LAST CHANCE VOTER REGISTRATION PHONE-A-THON
A REPORT FROM THE STREET Here is our granny wisdom for today: be flexible! Had we not made our 11th hour switch from our standard phone-a-thon in order to join forces with Code Pink, the Rainforest Action Network and the Billionaires for today's action, we would have missed a spectacular opportunity to connect with our … Continue reading SPONTANEOUS CONNECTION
Granny Peace Brigade and CodePink Phone-A-Thon Friday, September 19 - at City Hall Park, NYC There's plenty of unease in the economy this week; today's flier is headlined "DOES YOUR BUDGET HAVE $$$ FOR WAR?" Edith greets passers- by with, "Help stop the next war! Call your senators!" People accept the flier. We talk about … Continue reading Diplomacy Works! War Is Not Inevitable.
DIPLOMACY NOT WAR WITH IRAN On the day after September 11 we're pledged to get US troops out of the Middle East, and glad to feel the responsive vibe down by New York's City Hall. Six Grannies and Owen are engaged in a phonathon. People step up to learn more about our focus of the … Continue reading GRANNIES GET VOTERS INTO GEAR
August 30: Educational and career outreach, health information, and support groups for teens and families along with food, music, face painting and fun -- City Council Rep, Melissa Mark Viverito sure knows how to throw a party. Nydia, Judy, one Joan and both Barbaras are joined by our new friend, Kevin, from Brooklyn for Peace. … Continue reading BACK TO THE FUTURE: Five Grannies and a fella pitch ‘Opt Out Option’ at East Harlem Teen Fair.
H. Con. Res 362 is the kind of Congressional action that has Granny Peace Brigade members angry, perplexed and deeply concerned. We can't help but wonder what possessed Rep. Gary Ackerman to introduce a resolution regarding Iran that contains much of the same dunderheaded, failed logic that got us into the mess in Iraq --- … Continue reading CONGRESSIONAL INTERVENTION NEEDED: When bad decisions happen to good people, Grannies ask “Why?”