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This Saturday, there will again be the annual Children's Peace Fair sponsored by a number of local anti-war activists and peace groups. This event is particularly important in light of the increased attempt to militarize youth. It offers families a chance to celebrate peace in community. The Children's Peace Fair has been a Portland tradition for at least a decade and traditionally takes place the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
Currently, under No Child Left Behind, military recruiters are allowed access to students in the schools.

Militarism is being indoctrinated in very young children as well. See the recent editorial in Truthout, "Lowering the Bar: Kindergarten Recruitment."

Let's help combat this indoctrination of the young and support our families by helping them educate their children about the value of peace. Please spread the word to your neighbors and friends about the Children's Peace Fair this Saturday.

Saturday, November 21
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
DeLaSalle High School, 7528 N. Fenwick, Portland
Celebrate Peace together!
Age-appropriate for children toddler-age to middle-school.

St. Andrew's
DeLaSalle -- LaSallian Youth Ministry
Military & Draft Counseling Project/War Resisters League
American Friends Service Committee
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Multnomah Monthly Meeting of Friends

Activities include: crafts to make; music; face painting; balloon animals; smoothies and refreshments; raffle of peace books and cool stuff; fair trade marketplace and more!