war

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.

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…