Did you know that Bush's "No Child Left Behind Act" requires schools to give students' home phone numbers & addresses to the military and that you have the right to Opt Out - refuse to have the school release that info?   




Schools are for learning, not for the military!
$Billions for war & occupation, but there's "no money" for schools & communities

Be part of a growing national movement to

Opt Out!

A community dialogue to launch a grassroots campaign to let students and parents know our right to "Opt Out" & to demand that money for war and prisons go instead to caregivers, youth and 

Monday, May 23, 5:30-8pm

Tabernacle United Church, 3700 Chestnut St. W. Phila

$3-$10 requested donation l No one turned away l Childcare & translation available

v      Keynote speaker Margaret Prescod, anti-war, women's rights & Black community activist; part of historic NYC fight for community control of schools; Pacifica Radio/LA host; US co-coordinator, Global Women's Strike

v       Panel of students, parents, military families, vets & others featuring Chester parents and students who kicked out Edison Corp. from running their schools; Students who are organizing Opt Out campaigns in their schools.

v      Video clips from "Military Myths: What the Recruiters Won't Tell You".

v      Speak Out: End the Twin Terrors of Poverty and War  Raise your concerns, find out about saying NO to ROTC & other military recruitment; the "poverty draft" targeting youth of color, women & other low income communities; conditions in schools; the criminalization of survival; US efforts to destabilize Venezuela; US/ UN occupation of Haiti. Get sample Opt Out forms.

        Coordinated by: Global Women's Strike/Phila, Payday  Co-sponsors: AWOL Magazine, Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO), Every Mother is a Working Mother Network, Survivors Take Action Against Abuse by Military Personnel (STAAAMP)  Endorsers: Brandywine Peace Community, Centro Pedro Antonio Corretjer, Centro Pedro Claver, Community Youth Organizing Campaign, PRAWN, Queers for Peace & Justice

Global Women's Strike 215-848-1120 philly@crossroadswomen.net  www.globalwomenstrike.net 
 215-848-1120  www.refusingtokill.net