Friday, February 14, 2014


San Diego Event

San Diego was a great first stop for the GI Coffeehouse Tour. Our first event went swimmingly well, with a joint presentation by Alex Bacon, Malachi Muncy, Meike Capps-Schubert and Gerry Condon about the history of the GI Coffeehouse movement, the important role of the three GI Cafes today, and their urgent struggle for survival and sustainability.

The event was organized by San Diego Veterans For Peace, co-sponsored by a number of local groups and took place at the Peace Resource Center near downtown San Diego. Twenty-five San Diegans turned out, including Kathy Gilberd of the Military Law Task Force, Marjorie Cohn, past president of the National Lawyers Guild, Rick Jahnkow of Project on Youth and Nonmilitary Opportunities (YANO), Martin Eder with Activist San Diego. Several young veterans who are sociology students at San Diego City College also participated in a really good discussion.

Thanks to Ed Fox of VFP for coordinating the event and to Jim Summers, president of San Diego VFP for great hospitality, rest and relaxation in his Encinitas home. He cooked breakfast for us and sent us off with a nice lunch. We even did our laundry, as we updated out various websites and prepared for this evening's event in Fountain Valley in Orange County.

We thank all for their generous donations. For those who were unable to attend, you are still able to  CONTRIBUTE HERE

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