Veterans For Peace Chapter 93, located in south central Michigan, is named in honor of two legendary peace activists, Utah Phillips and J. David Singer. Veterans For Peace Seeks to increasing public awareness of the costs of war, restrain our government from intervening in the affairs of other nations, reduce the arms race as well as eliminating nuclear weapons, and to abolish war as an instrument of international policy.
Current Chapter News & Events
Next Veterans For Peace Chapter 93 Meeting – Tuesday, March 21st - 7:30pm - Online Meeting
The next VFP Chapter 93 meeting will be held online only, Tuesday, March 21st at 7:30pm. If you would like to participate in the meeting online and your computer has a microphone and video, go to the Zoom meeting link of https://zoom.us/j/95022299743 No computer access? Dial 312-626-6799 and enter the Meeting ID of 950 2229 9743 if prompted,. A meeting agenda is posted as the first item in the March 2023 newsletter (see below). Anyone can participate in this meeting, or any other VFP Chapter 93 event, be they veteran or not.
Current Chapter Newsletter
The March 2023 VFP Chapter 93 Newsletter is available in both a downloadable PDF format and Word format
VFP Chapter 93 Full Disclosure Recruiting Table At Ann Arbor High School College Fair
For the third time, our VFP Chapter 93 will be having an information table at an Ann Arbor Pioneer High School College Fair on Monday, April 17, 2023 from 6pm-7:30pm. Full Disclosure Recruiting involves discussions with students about military recruiting, factual information military life, the military enlistment contract and alternatives to the military. Military recruiters will also have displays at the Fair. Pioneer High School located at 601 W. Stadium Boulevard in Ann Arbor. For more information visit https://sites.google.com/aaps.k12.mi.us/cube/college-and-career-fair-23
Saturday. March 18 -- National March on Washington: Fund People's Needs, Not the War Machine!
A number of organizations, including Veterans For Peace, will be participating in a gathering on Saturday, March 18th (the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq) to push for funding programs for people, not the military and to end the war in the Ukraine. For more information, visit https://www.codepink.org/piu20iraq or https://www.answercoalition.org/protest_march_18_19_peace_in_ukraine_say_no_to_endless_u_s_wars. The veterans contingent (made up of Veterans For Peace, About Face - Veterans Against the War, and Eyes Left) has their own page at https://www.answercoalition.org/join_the_veterans_and_gis_contingent_on_march_18
The General’s Son: Journey Of An Israeli In Palestine
Sunday, March 19. 2023 - 1pm – 3pm, Fahs Chapel, 1st Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Recorded talk by Miko Peled, followed by discussion.
After serving as a general in the 1967 war, Miko’s father, Matti Peled, resigned from the army and became a peace activist, playing a key role in peace talks leading to the 1993 Oslo Accords between Israel and the PLO. Miko reflects his own journey of transformation from the Israeli army to becoming a clear voice for justice and reconciliation between Israeli Jews and Palestinians.
Sponsored by UUs for Justice in the Middle East and UUAA Veterans for Peace. Read Miko’s book (https://mikopeled.com/books/). Register to attend by Zoom (https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkdOCrqzoqGNGug0MvCYAkQqeBhgwDkOsv)
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Apply For A Peace Scholarship
Scholarship applications for the Chapter's Peace Scholarship Program can be obtained by clicking here.
Ideas For Non-Violent Action
In these difficult times, these 198 methods of nonviolent action have all been used in historical instances of nonviolent struggle - http://www.mapm.org/documents/198_nonviolent_methods_2007.pdf
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