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

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

November 17, 2016 – Granny Peace Brigade Counter-Recruitment Action

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE NIGHT at NYC PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS On Parent-Teacher Conference night volunteers went to high schools throughout the 5 boroughs. Distributing flyers in front of a high school building for more than an hour to parents and students who are rushing into the school to meet with teachers may not seem like an upbeat … Continue reading November 17, 2016 – Granny Peace Brigade Counter-Recruitment Action

Ms Gizmo at the East Harlem Youth Fair

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 … Continue reading Ms Gizmo at the East Harlem Youth Fair

Let’s Plug the School-to-Military Pipeline

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 … Continue reading Let’s Plug the School-to-Military Pipeline

Students’ Privacy Extends to Military-Recruitment Tools

To the Editor of Education Week: In New York state, a network of parents and other activists led by the New York City-based nonprofit Class Size Matters were instrumental in quashing a plan by the now-closed education technology vendor inBloom to warehouse student information. Leonie Haimson, the founder and executive director of Class Size Matters, … Continue reading Students’ Privacy Extends to Military-Recruitment Tools

Dear NY City Council: Don’t spend $1.5 million on Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

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 the … Continue reading Dear NY City Council: Don’t spend $1.5 million on Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps