Join On Earth Peace’s Stop Recruiting Kids Campaign as we discuss the realities of youth recruiting with veterans from multiple branches of the U.S. military. The Truth About Youth Military Recruiting: A Dialogue with Veterans will begin with a screening of the National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth's video "Before You Enlist!". The event will continue with an hour of moderated discussion with event panelists about their experiences with youth recruiting, troubling aspects of the military recruiting and enlistment process, and reflections on systemic issues they would change or advise potential recruits on looking back. The dialogue will conclude with a Q&A open to audience questions.
Rosa del Duca is a writer, journalist, teacher and musician. She grew up a tomboy in rural Montana, where she joined the Army National Guard at seventeen. During her contract, she became not only a conscientious objector, but a feminist and unlikely rebel. That tumultuous time is the focus of her award-winning memoir, Breaking Cadence: One Woman's War Against the War, and her companion podcast, Breaking Cadence: Insights From a Modern-Day Conscientious Objector. Rosa is also a member of About Face: Veterans Against the War and Before Enlisting, a truth in recruitment group working to inform teens about realities military recruiters don't often mention. You can find more about Rosa through her website, rosadelduca.com
Eddie Falcon is an Air Force Veteran, Activist, and member of About Face: Veterans Against the War.
Ian Littau is an Army Veteran and Student at Dartmouth College.
"The Truth About Youth Military Recruiting: A Dialogue with Veterans" will be moderated by Stop Recruiting Kids Organizer Sebastian Muñoz-McDonald
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