From: Elizabeth.Reis@metrokc.gov
Date: June 19, 2003

Dear Safe Schools Coalition members and friends,

The American Friends Service Committee seeks your story for publication on militarism

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To: Friends in the LGBT Anti-War Movement
From: The LGBT Programs, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
AFSC's LGBT programs and Youth & Militarism Program are currently working in partnership with the National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC) on a new issue brief on Queer Youth & Militarism which will feature interviews with queer youth and young adults directly impacted by militarism, graphic, art work, etc. Race, class, age, and gender will be centralized in our queer analysis of militarism. (To see the first AFSC/NYAC anti-war issue brief, go to: http://www.afsc.org/lgbt/peace/default.htm where you can download a pdf copy.)

Now in the development process, we are identifying and interviewing queer youth and young adults whose lives have been impacted by militarism in a variety of ways. These include, but are not limited to:

We are committed to centralizing the voices and perspectives of young queer people of color, trans youth and young adults, and young queer women. We are also seeking relevant photos and graphics we can obtain permission to use for this issue. The issue brief will be distributed free, in print and online versions, so we cannot pay artists or photographers. But all work we use, with permission, will receive a credit line.

If you are or know of young queer people who might be willing to be interviewed for this publication, please let us know, giving us contact information by the second week in July, 2003. We can conduct some interviews in person, others by telephone, and others by e-mail.

Contact:

Kay Whitlock
Special Representative for LGBT Programs
American Friends Service Committee
whitlock@bigsky.net
Telephone: 406-721-7844

Joseph Truong
Resources Coordinator
National Youth Advocacy Coalition
joseph@nyacyouth.org
Telephone: 202-319-7596, x 12

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