A Linus Pauling Chapter donation to our public library

Playing War helps children understand the fine line between “playing” and “real” war

Members of Veterans For Peace, Linus Pauling Chapter recently tabled at the 2013 Interfaith Peace Walk and Fair in McMinnville, Oregon, hosted by the Interfaith Advocates for Peace with Justice (Yamhill County.)  Leah Bolger also presented a talk on Drones and the Drones Quilt Project.

Among the other tablers was Kathy Beckwith, author of Playing War (illustrated by Lea Lyon).  Kathy, according to the book jacket, “trains student mediators, volunteers as a mediation coach at schools, and works as a mediator in her community.”  She was kind enough to inscribe a copy of her book for us and the Chapter is donating it to the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.  It should be available for checkout shortly.

Playing War, by Kathy Beckwith

Playing War, by Kathy Beckwith

Again, from the book jacket:

While Playing War is a book about understanding what war can be like for families, and that war is not a game, this is also a sensitive story about the power of friendship and how children can learn from one another.

Here’s more info on this book at Powell’s Books in Portland.

But, if you decide to order the book, please use this link from VFP national, so VFP gets a small cut on the sale.

About VFP Linus Pauling Chapter

Veterans For Peace (VFP) is dedicated to eliminating war as an implement of foreign policy and to that end, works to educate the public about the true costs of war. Veterans For Peace (VFP) Linus Pauling Chapter 132 is a chapter of Veterans For Peace, St. Louis, MO, which has been waging peace since 1985 and is an NGO recognized by the United Nations. The local chapter and the national organization are both 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Veterans For Peace is made up of veteran and associate members. More information about the national organization, including our Statement of Purpose and contact information for a VFP chapter near you, may be found at: www.veteransforpeace.org.
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