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Quaker House Forum: Iraq Veteran and GI Hotline Counselor to speak

I thought some folks here might be interested in this:

Sunday, June 10, 4-6 p.m.
speakers: Steve Woolford and Harvey Tharp
Durham Friends Meeting, 404 Alexander Ave., Durham NC

Iraq Vet Harvey Tharp is a former Air Force Arabic translator and Navy JAG who worked in Iraq outside the wire in close contact with Iraqis. Steve Woolford is a GI Hotline Counselor for Quaker House, who work helps military personnel grappling with their military problems, many of them issues of conscience. The speakers will tell of their vivid personal experiences and interact from their distinct perspectives.

Quaker House offers unique support to American troops. It counsels women and men in the military who have decided, usually for reasons of conscience, that they will not engage in armed violence as an instrument of national policy. It also offers accurate information about recruiting practices to those considering enlistment. Located just minutes away from one of the nation’s largest army bases in Fayetteville/Fort Bragg, NC, it is the only Quaker and peace witness of its kind in the world.

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