at the Tau Center
Join us for the next in our series of monthly community
discussions, free to the public, light refreshments served
7 p.m., Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Doors open at 6:30 pm
hosted by the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters
at the Tau Center
(FOLLOW SIGNS TO ENTRANCE #5)
26W171 Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
Education Not Militarization
The U.S. Military employs more than 10,000 recruiters, and spends nearly $700 million on advertising each year, trying to recruit young people to travel to one of America’s 668 bases around the world to fight in war. Ten thousand students are currently enrolled in Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC) in the Chicago Public School system – disproportionately targeting children of color in CPS. JROTC operates in 45 Chicago-area public high schools. Rory Fanning will provide a counter argument to the military’s messaging.
Rory Fanning walked across the United States for the Pat Tillman Foundation in 2008-2009, following two deployments to Afghanistan with the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion. He is a war resister; military counter recruiter; and, writer living in Chicago, Illinois. His book, Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger’s Journey Out of the Military and Across America, was published by Haymarket Books in November 2014.
His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Nation, Mother Jones, Salon, Truthout, and others.
The DuPage Coffeehouse provides a time and a place for people to
regularly and respectfully share their dreams and concerns about our
community and how we can improve it for generations to come.
Registration for this discussion is available at
Sponsored by the DuPage Coffeehouse Planners – an independent group of citizens
Not sponsored by any other organization.