Veterans for Peace, Philadelphia, PA - Chapter 31

Veterans for Peace (VFP) is a national organization founded in 1985 comprised of members across the country.

VFP members includes men and women veterans of all eras spanning the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), World War II, the Korean, Vietnam, Gulf and current Iraq wars as well as other conflicts.

As Veterans for Peace we draw on our personal experiences and perspectives gained as veterans to raise public awareness of the true costs and consequences of militarism and war - and to seek peaceful, effective alternatives. Our collective experience tells us wars are easy to start and hard to stop and that those hurt are often the innocent.  

Philadelphia VFP members are working to stop the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, show youth alternatives to militarism and violence, stopping the global plague of landmines & clusterbombs, and ending the horror of gun violence.

EVENTS
September 19, 2012

HEALTH ISSUES IN POST-OCCUPATION IRAQ

THE MEDICAL IMPACT OF WAR

Dr.  Tom Fasy

Wednesday September 19, 2012

7 pm

Friends Center, Rufus Jones Room

1501 Cherry Street

Philadelphia, PA

 

Thomas Fasy MD is a board certified pathologist with a longstanding interest in uranium toxicology.

In February and March of this year he traveled in central and northern Iraq and visited teaching hospitals and Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine; he also met with oncologists, pathologists, pediatricians and community medicine and public health doctors.

In this presentation, Dr. Fasy will discuss various ongoing health issues in post-occupation Iraq, including physical and psychological trauma, environmental contamination, reported increases in leukemia, solid cancers and congenital malformations and excess mortality of Iraqi civilians since March 19, 2003.

Come participate in this important free discussion about the consequences of our wars.

 

Directions to the Friends Center - www.friendscentercorp.org/?page_id=389

June 10, 2012

Chapter 31 will participate in the Philadelphia Gay Pride Parade - meet @ 243 South 13th St. starting @ 11:30; the Parade starts @ noon @ 13th & Locust.  More info @

http://phillypride.org/events.php

April 29, 2012 VFP participation in the Physician for Social Responsibility Legs Against Arms run to support anti-gun violence efforts; VFP raised @ $1800 and handled the water table.
August 23, 2011  VFP Film Series - Catch 22, click here for info
October 25, 2011  VFP Film Series - In the Valley of Elah, click here for info
November 12, 2011  VFP Annual Banquet
June 12, 2011 VFP participation in Phila. Gay Pride Parade, click here for info
June 28, 2011 VFP Film Series - Go Tell The Spartans , click here for info
June 29, 2011 The Things We Leave Behind: The Long-term Effects of War NYC,  click here for info
Meeting Notes
April 2012

 

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In 2011, for the third year in a row VFP Chap. 31 won the 'Best Public Statement' prize in the Philadelphia Gay Pride Parade; click here for more pictures from the 2011 parade and here to access a slide show of the Parade that includes VFP member Robert Dennen reading his poetry at the Parade.

Click here to view a video that includes VFP Chap. 31's participation in the 2010 Gay Pride Parade

Click here for the 2009 Parade video.

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Protesting Army Experience Center
VFP CHAPTER 31 MEMBERS PROTESTING THE ARMY EXPERIENCE CENTER

Outfest


VFP CHAPTER 31 @ PHILADELPHIA OUTFEST

Peace Wheel
CHAPTER 31 MEMBER JOHN GRANT DEMONSTRATING THE PEACE WHEEL AT THE PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY CELEBRATION OF YOUTH.