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26 Aug - Petaluma, CA


FARMER – VETERAN COALITION

Farmers Helping Veterans – Veterans Helping Farmers

Because large numbers of men and women are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in need of physical, emotional and vocational support,
Because a disproportionate number of our veterans are returning to rural America,
Because our farms are suffering from a lack of young people going into agriculture,
And because we believe that our farms can help to heal our country,

We are announcing the formation of a unique coalition of veterans, their families and their advocates – along with farmers and the farming community – and invite you to:

What: A Public Forum of the Farmer–Veteran Coalition

Where: Elim Lutheran Church
504 Baker Street & Stanley Street
Petaluma, CA 94952

When: Sunday, August 26, 2007, 12 Noon – 3 PM

For more information or to offer your support contact:

Farms Not Arms – info@farmsnotarms.org – Linda Speel, 707-765-0196
Veterans Village- veteransvillage.org - Nadia McCaffrey, 209-830-9555
Not This Time Vets- notthistimevets.org – Donna ‘DJ’ Jacobs 831-338-7695
California Farm Link- californiafarmlink.org – Linda Peterson 707-829-1691
Swords to Plowshares- swords-to-plowshares.org-Amy Fairweather 415-252-4758

Speakers including:

Nadia McCaffrey, Gold Star Mom and founder of Veterans Village; Donna Jacobs, Founder and President of Not This Time Vets; Carolyn Reuman, California FarmLink; Sharon Kufeldt, National VP Veterans For Peace, healer; Ted Sexauer, Veterans For Peace; Shepard Bliss, local author, farmer, veteran; Mathew Hevezi, Iraq vet, founder Camp Vets; Tonia Sargent, wife of injured Iraq vet and advocate for victims of Traumatic Brain Injury; Joseph Bobrow PhD, Director, Coming Home Project; Kristin Van Huysen, founder WELLsville Veterans Project; Eli Paintedcrow, Iraq vet and Woman’s Vet Advocate; Shannon Kissinger, Iraq Veteran Outreach Coordinator, Swords to Plowshares; Michael O’Gorman, Jacobs Farm/Del Cabo; Jim Cochran, Swanton Berry Farm and other North Coast farmers;

Note: This coalition is made up of autonomous organizations. We are open to people with all varieties of opinion but discourage debate about the wars at our public forums.

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