Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Students or Soldiers? Event in Harlem

We need to be talking about this more. Here is info on the upcoming event:

Students or Soldiers?
New York City Students are entitled to explore a wide range of college and career options. Yet in many schools, the ones most actively reaching out to them are the military recruiters. The NYC City Department of Education continually refuses to take responsibility for protecting its students. There are regular reports of recruiters in classrooms, of wholesale violations of student and parent privacy rights, and a lack of a full range of career opportunities for NYC students.

Join elected officials, advocates, and youth experts examine the problem of unrestricted military recruitment, the availability of meaningful alternatives to military service and the effect of unbridled recruitment on the lives of New York City youth.

Tuesday, May 13
El Faro, Harlem United – 179 116th St. (Lexington & 3rd)
6 Train to 116 st.

Speakers include:
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer
City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito
NYCLU Director Donna Lieberman
Ya-Ya Network Youth Activist Juan Antigua

Refreshments will be served. Free & Open to the Public
RSVP: 212.669.4462 |

Be a part of this powerful evening focusing on ensuring student opportunities, protecting students’ educational rights, and holding the NYC Department of Education accountable.

Sponsored by: State Senator José M. Serrano, Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito and the Students or Soldiers? Coalition


Dave said...

The NYC public school system continually refuses to "protect its students"

Finally, some people are standing up the horrible abuses of the evil military recruiters who are feeding on the the children of the public school system through "unbridled" access to schools and classrooms. The military is a meaningful career for many! The liberal anti-military bias in this entry is palpable. Do you seriously have any evidence of harm to children by the military recruiters being present to explain and recruit in the public schools. Or, do you just recycle every liberal point of interest?

LH said...


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