Tuesday, November 27, 2012

SOY in Cougar Country

Tami and I were glad to be back at Crockett HS today with our SOY materials.  With a single lunch period, it was busy at the table, and it was great to talk with the students who came by to see the literature, try the stencil art, spin the peace wheel and find out what we were all about.  Thanks, Cougars!
As lunch begins (permission given to cover food drive banner since it was dated)

student stencil art - always great to see how colors are used

Student art in library - always impressive

Student art in library, detail

Hallway banner

Hallway banner -- makes us sad to think that young women have to worry about this

El Dia student art in display case

El Dia student art in display case

Dia de los Muertos student art in display case -- nice printing on fabric

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pull-ups for Peace at Travis HS

Today, Tami, Derrick and I had a SOY table at Travis HS.  In addition to the Peace Wheel of Fortune, the stenciling project and the literature, we brought the chin-up bar and invited students to do pull-ups for peace.  After all, peacemaking takes strength and courage!  Several students took us up on the invite, and I think the record for the day was 16 in a row.  That's PeaceStrong!
We appreciated talking with all students, teachers and other school staff who stopped by the table.

Derrick, a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War after 12 years in the service

One of many folders stenciled by students today

A new stencil design added today

We added Malala to the peace wheel.  One student said he had learned about her in his world history class.

Often students think our things are for sale, so we want to reassure them that everything is free.

Award in display case
Flags of all military branches hang along school entrance

Banner in hallway
Photos in hallway opposite banner above
College and career center
Trophy in display case, JROTC shooting competition
JROTC drill team trophy in display case

Student self-portraits in entrance-way display case.  We are always impressed with the student art we see.
Student Self-portrait
Student Self-portrait

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Making Art, Not War at Bowie HS

Tami and I enjoyed being at Bowie HS today during the lunches with our SOY table and materials.  As always, students were very creative with the art supplies, and a number of students took advantage of our military reality fliers, Americorps brochures, the Peace Wheel of Fortune and other info about nonviolent alternatives to war and militarism.  Thanks, Bulldogs!

Major General Smedley Butler quote we posted at the table
Our SOY table

Poster by Just Seeds Collective
Frederick Douglass quote, pertinent to our message

Photo from the OurLivesOurRights site

One Direction with names of band members

Hall poster

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October SOY table at LBJ/LASA HS

Tami and I appreciated tabling in Jaguar country today.  Thanks to students and staff who came by the table to take literature about military realities and alternatives to military service, learn about peacemakers they may not have known and make some art on the spot.

sign on cafeteria door

hallway poster

hallway poster

hallway poster