AFSC to host program on militarism and youth

By |2018-01-15T17:22:36-05:00April 13th, 2006|Uncategorized|

ANN ARBOR – The American Friends Service Committee LGBT Issues Program-Faith Action Network will host Oskar Castro, a counter-recruitment expert who coordinates the AFSC National Youth and Militarism Program, for a workshop at the Quaker Meeting House April 13.
Castro will facilitate a counter-recruitment workshop titled “Militarism, Racism and Repression: How the Violence & Marginalization of Militarism Affects Youth.”
Castro is the Program Associate in the AFSC National Youth and Militarism Program, where he works to educate young people about their rights and options and how to make an informed decision on whether military enlistment is right for them.
“I see an opportunity for people, especially youth of today, to hold our government and our leaders accountable to be true and just,” Castro said.
Castro focuses on recruitment fraud, conscientious objection, and Selective Service Registration during his talks. He is currently one of the key architects of the National Network on the Militarization of Youth, a coalition of organizations from around the United States dedicated to studying how militarism impacts the lives of young people.
The program will take place beginning at 7 p.m. at the Meeting House at 1416 Hill St. in Ann Arbor. For more information contact Kate Runyon, director of the AFSC’s LGBT Program, at 734-761-8283 or [email protected]

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