Military recruitment at select New York City public schools violates students rights, report finds
Click here to download the report (PDF).

Tomorrow, the Students or Soldiers? Coalition will hold a community forum in East Harlem on the U.S. military's aggressive recruiting of New York City public school students. Included on the panel will be Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Donna Lieberman and Ya-Ya Network Youth Activist Juan Antigua.

As the United States military intensifies its recruitment activities inside public high schools to meet wartime quotas, careful oversight of military recruitment tactics in schools is critical. According to a 2007 report by the NYCLU and the Borough President's office, though Army statistics list New York City as a top source for enlistment, the New York City Department of Education has done little to safeguard students' rights to privacy, guidance and education regarding military recruitment.

This community forum is sponsored by State Senator José M. Serrano, the Borough President, Mark-Viverito and the Students or Soldiers? Coalition.

WHAT:
Students or Soldiers?, a community forum examining the aggressive military recruiting in New York City's public schools.

WHERE:
El Faro, Harlem United – 179 116th St. (Lexington and 3rd Ave.)

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 13, 6 p.m.

WHO:

  • Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer
  • City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito
  • NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman
  • Ya-Ya Network Youth Activist Juan Antigua

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