New monthly action meeting – 3rd Sunday of June and July

We're very excited about this change in our schedule: We are going to have monthly meetings for some hands-on activities that serve to help end war, promote and enhance GI Rights, counter military recruitment and engage other peace work. The meeting will be on the third Sunday of June and…

The People’s Journey tour to stop in OKC for talk about Iraq War

U.S. Iraq War vet and Iraqi journalist to share their experiences and mission for peace OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Center for Conscience is pleased to announce that our community will host a nationwide speaking tour on the Iraq War, named “The People’s Journey,” whose speakers come from diverse backgrounds,…

Peace House and OCC to show Rethink Afghanistan on Nov. 22

OCC is joining the Oklahoma City Peace House to screen Robert Greenwald's new 90-minute documentary Rethink Afghanistan from BRAVE NEW FILMS FOUNDATION. Sunday, Nov. 22 Church of the Open Arms 3131 N. Pennsylvania Ave, OKC 4:15 pm: Early seating & Refreshments 4:30 pm SHOW STARTS 5:59 pm DISCUSSION “What to…

OCC to screen Rethink Afghanistan on 10/14

Join us for the Oklahoma City premiere of Robert Greenwald's newest film, Rethink Afghanistan. OCC will host the film on Wednesday October 14 at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public. Because seating is limited, RSVP is requested. The screening will take place at Joy Mennonite Church,…

Teaching peace workshop kicks off counter-recruitment program

We are very excited to be hosting a workshop on teaching peace in Oklahoma public schools, and with that workshop kicking off a program to provide alternatives to the pro-war messages and limited options offered to young people by recruiters in schools, malls and just about everywhere they go these days. Here's the text of our invitational flyer:

Understanding and treating the hidden wounds of war

PTSD DVD cover

Documentary video explores the hidden wounds of war

Date: Wednesday, 7/21 Time: 6:30 pm Place: Joy Mennonite Church, 504 NE 16th, OKC The Oklahoma Center for Conscience and Oklahoma GI Rights Hotline invite you to a screening of the film "PTSD: Invisible Wounds of War" on Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30 pm at Joy Mennonite Church in Oklahoma City. After the film, there will be a discussion led by Nathanial Batchelder, a medic in Vietnam and director of Oklahoma City Peace House, Phyllis Byerly, a retired psychologist, and James Branum, a lawyer specializing in military law and supervising attorney for the Oklahoma GI Rights Hotline.

Workshop on Army AWOL regs and procedures for surrender and discharge

GI Rights: AWOL in the Army

Introductory training session for anyone seeking to help GIs know their legal options Sunday, June 21, 4:30-6:30 Joy Mennonite Church, 504 NE 16th, OKC A workshop entitled AWOL No More: (Relatively) Painless Processing Out of the Army will be offered on Sunday June 21 at 4:30 pm. The program will help volunteers learn about the regulations concerning AWOL soldiers and how to help them return to civilian life by turning themselves in and, when eligible, being processed through the Army's PCF at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. The Ft. Sill facility is one of only two in the U.S. where "absent without leave" service members who meet certain requirements can surrender and be discharged. Leading the workshop will be James M. Branum, an attorney with a private practice specializing in military law who has worked with hundreds of soldiers to facilitate their surrender to and separation from the Army. Branum is the supervising attorney with the Oklahoma GI Rights Hotline, serves on the board of the National Lawyers Guild’s Military Law Task Force and is a co-founder of the Oklahoma Center for Conscience.

Winter Soldier hearings set for Austin, TX on Feb. 28

OCC is thrilled to be working with IVAW and the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild to help organize and promote Winter Soldier Austin, hearings using testimony from soldiers to tell the realities of the war in Iraq. Several of our members will be participating, either by providing testimony,…

Film Screening: Nuclear Weapons and the Human Future

On Jan. 13, we will show the film Nuclear Weapons and the Human Future. It is a short film with a big agenda: ridding the world of nuclear weapons. Just a dream? The election of Barack Obama has brought a new spirit of hope to the U.S. and the world…

Benefit Concert for OCC at OKC Infoshop

Music Operator Dead: Post Abandoned I Resign Ali Bro and the Hippo Unidentified Meat James M. Branum of the Oklahoma Center for Conscience will talk about their work. Donations of any amount accepted. Start Time: Friday, December 12, 2008 at 7:00pm - Midnight Location:OKC Infoshop, 29 NE 27th St, Oklahoma…