We believe that there are safer ways to pursue adventure, gain discipline, and develop job skills than joining the armed forces. All young people – no matter their socioeconomic class, race, or gender – should have access to alternatives that best suit their personalities and aspirations. Young people should be encouraged to think critically about decisions regarding the military and combat so that they can be sure it is what they really want. In addition to this we believe that for the peace movement to continue to grow, build and be sustainable it is essential that we recruit young people to participant in it.
This Fall we are offering a one day training on being a recruiter for peace. In this workshop participants will learn strategies for encouraging young people to participate in peace work and have conversations about ways to reach goals without participating in combat. This event includes introducing participants to myths and truths about the armed forces, outlining a bit of history of nonviolent resistance, conceptualizing nonviolence as powerful, practicing question formation as a tool for getting others to think deeper about serious commitments, practicing ways of encouraging and supporting youth. This is A LOT to cover so the training tends to be directed in part by the participants interests, skill sets and goals. Please fill out the registration below so we can better prepare to meet your needs and expectations. There will also be tea and desserts! Those who complete this training are encouraged to join members of the Peace & Justice Center in recruiting for peace visits at area high schools during the calendar year. To find out more contact Kyle at 802-863-2345 x6. Thanks!