At their recent meeting, the Chicago Central Chapter held a discussion regarding how they will be involved in the actions around the upcoming NATO and G8 meetings in the United States this May. While the G8 meeting was moved from Chicago to Camp David, the NATO meeting will still be in Chicago. To that end, the Chicago Central Chapter is looking at ways to educate people around the issues.
Kirstin De Mello shared with the Chapter that "American Friends Service Committee has put together a powerpoint on NATO/G8--who are they, what are their interests, what does it mean to us, what can we do, etc. This powerpoint can be used by anyone. It has notes that go along with each slide, so it's pretty straightforward. If you move through it with little discussion it takes about 35 minutes."
Kirstin shared, "I was part of team that presented it to Earlham College students. We interwove the powerpoint with small and large group discussions and we took 2 and a half hours. We could have even used more time with all of the good questions arising from the students."
They hope to post another PowerPoint that is shorter and geared towards high school students. So keep going back to the link below in the next week or so to look for other resources.