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An online Earth Day presentation on the connections between militarism and the climate crisis, featuring national Veterans For Peace Executive Director Garett Reppenhagen, is set for Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by Milwaukee Veterans For Peace and Peace Action Wisconsin.
Reppenhagen served in the U.S. Army as a Cavalry/Scout Sniper in the 1st Infantry Division. Garett completed a deployment in Kosovo on a 9-month peace-keeping mission and a combat tour in Baquaba, Iraq. Discharged in 2005, he began working as a veterans advocate and activist. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Iraq Veterans Against the War, worked in Washington, DC, as a lobbyist and as Vice President of Public Relations for the Nobel Prize-winning Veterans For America, as a Program Director for Veterans Green Jobs and was the Rocky Mountain Director for Vet Voice Foundation.
Veterans For Peace, under his leadership, has launched a Climate Crisis and Militarism Project to educate the public about the links between militarism, war and climate change and environmental damage,
“I don’t want to see my child struggling in a world filled with famine, natural disasters, climate refugees, and violence to meet scarce resource demand,” Reppenhagen said. “As a former US Army sniper in Iraq, I feel it is necessary to speak out against unchecked militarism that contributes to massive climate destruction.”
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/402176244595363