VFP National Convention 2015

San Diego, CA, August 5-9

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Leah and Bart Bolger of The Linus Pauling Chapter attended the annual VFP national convention this year. They both presented workshops:  Leah on World Beyond War and Bart on The World Peace Game.

Leah also displayed a set of quilts and the informational posters for the Drones Quilt Project.

Drones Quilt Project on display just outside main plenary hall.

Drones Quilt Project on display just outside main plenary hall.

There were too many workshops and plenary sessions to choose from. Here is the program and list of workshops.

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Rick Jahnkow and volunteer, Project YANO

Bart attended the workshop presented by Rick Jahnkow of Project YANO in San Diego and attended the first meeting of the new VFP working group on Truth in Recruiting.

Of course there were many old friends and well-known activists to visit with and learn from.

Leah, Ann Wright, Leslie

Leah, Ann Wright, Leslie Harris

Bart and Ray McGovern

Bart and Ray McGovern

See the VFP 132 photo gallery for more photos of the convention.

The latest VFP newsletter also has good rundown on the convention here.

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Padres game.

San Diego is a great place to visit but food and especially the convention center accommodations were a bit pricey. But there was plenty of fun to be had outside of the convention.

Next year’s convention will be Berkeley, CA and will be hosted at one of the Berkeley campuses so it will be much more affordable and even closer to Corvallis.

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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2 Responses to VFP National Convention 2015

  1. Warren Smith says:

    The world peace game = 1 problem

    Leaders of countries can use war to up their acceptance, i.e. GWB – Harry T – etc. and in other countries

    Also gives them excuse to subjugate the citizens

    warren

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