“An Army of None: Countering the military recruitment, and supporting GI Resisters”
Kansas Mutual Aid
- Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, 7 p.m.
- Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave., Lawrence
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: All ages
From Kansas Mutual Aid: Aimee Allison and David Solnit of the Army of None tour speaking on "Countering the military recruitment, and supporting GI Resisters" at the ECM. Sponsored by the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice, Kansas Mutual Aid, and the KC American Friends Service Committee.After serving four years as a combat medic in the Army Reserves, AimeeAllison earned an honorable discharge as a Conscientious Objector during the Persian Gulf War. Today, she writes and speaks about the experience and role of GI resistance in ending war, supports soldiers applying for CO discharges, and advocates for military women's issueswith the Service Women's Action Network that she co-founded this year.David Solnit has been trying to change the world since high school, when he joined a campaign to abolish draft registration. Since then, the Bay area-based carpenter, activist, and puppeteer, now 41, has been on the frontlines of direct action, protesting the US role in Central America, in the 1980s, free trade deals in the 1990s, and, lately, the US intervention in Iraq, as a member (and co-founder) of Art and Revolution, a loose-knit collective combining art and theater with direct action.