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Where Soldiers Come From
Presented by Joshua Sheperd
Wednesday, February 01 7:00PM - 8:56PM
in San Francisco, CA at AMC Van Ness 14 $9.00 General
The Event Program
The evening will include a powerful documentary about real Americans going to fight our war in Afghanistan, and will be followed by a discussion on "Operation Recovery". Come learn about the issues facing today's military and support your local veterans.
SAN FRANCISCO VETERANS FOR PEACE: Founded in 1983 in San Francisco as the Veterans Speakers Alliance to provide veteran speakers to schools and community groups, we later became Chapter 69 of the national organization Veterans for Peace. VFP strives to educate the American people and our government on the true costs of war and to seek justice for veterans and the victims of war. Along with our brothers and sisters in IVAW, we present this film because it will help educate us about the effects of war on young Americans caught up in war, which will help us help them.
SAN FRANCISCO IRAQ VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR was founded in November 2006. IVAWSF has bound the latest generation of America's military veterans together in order to advocate for veterans and other victims of our wars by bringing the realities of the wars to the public eye. IVAW has three guiding principles that it carries in its fight toward ending these wars and militarism: 1) Immediate withdrawal of all occupying forces in Iraq and Afghanistan; 2) Reparations for the human and structural damages Iraq and Afghanistan have suffered, and stopping the corporate pillaging of Iraq and Afghanistan so that their people can control their own lives and future; and 3) Full benefits, adequate healthcare (including mental health), and other supports for returning servicemen and women."
San Francisco Iraq Veterans Against the War is looking for the community's support in sending a delegation to Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas for the "Operation Recovery" convergence at the end of February. IVAW members from across the country will be meeting to coalesce their local campaigns with national vision, build on their existing knowledge to bring the re-deployment of our traumatized troops to an end, and guarantee adequate medical care to all military service members and veterans by exerting pressure on the military, our politicians, and the VA.
For more information about IVAW and VFP, please visit our websites: www.IVAW.org and www.veteransforpeace.org