Here we are at the end of another year, wishing you well, and reaching out for your support.
Help CivSol expand our Resident Organizer Program beyond Ft. Hood and support the local organizing efforts of Coffee Strong and IVAW members in Joint Base Lewis McChord!
Civilian Soldier Alliance Members participated in the Student Farmworker Alliance's 2012 National Encuentro in Immokalee, FL September 13th-16th. CivSol members introduced SFAers to Operation Recovery, and spoke on the importance of solidarity and long-haul organizing for social change.
Check out the third and final Blog entry from CivSol Resident Organizer Rushelle Frazier detailing the final stages of the outreach drive and highlighting triumphs and accomplishments within the community in Ft. Hood, Texas.
Iraq Veterans Against the War & Civilian Soldier Alliance will be jointly having their annual national convention in Baltimore, MD November 2nd-4th! Stay tuned to our website for further details on how to get involved and support this gathering of veterans, organizers, and committed civilians. For further info, email CivSolBaltimore@gmail.com
This is the second blog post from Rushelle Frazier, current CivSol Resident Organizer down in Killeen, TX. If folks want to get a better understanding of what day in day out community organizing at the largest military base in the country looks like, this post is for you!
The first blog entry from CivSol member Rushelle Frazier,
LT, CivSol member from Portland, Oregon and one of the founding members of Civilian Soldier Alliance spent the first 5 months of 2012 as a volunteer Resident Organizer in Ft. Hood, TX. Here is an interview that shares her general thoughts on the experience and the work happening on the ground.
As we look back on an amazing year for the Civilian-Soldier Alliance (CivSol), we are incredibly thankful to our friends, family, and supporters for making this critical work possible. At this critical time in our work, we urge you to consider making a contribution to the Operation Recovery Resident Organizer Program in Fort Hood, Texas. Help us carry this important service member and veteran led organizing project forward. We need to raise $6,000 by January in order to make this program a reality.
Army vet Jim Morse and Baltimore CivSol member Sergio España share their thoughts on the importance of veteran participation in the occupy movements and the historical necessity to further the bonds between civilian and veteran-led movements.