What the hell is happening in this country?
That's a question we're trying to answer and to correct, by building communities of activists working for peace in U.S. foreign and domestic policies on college campuses throughout New York State.
Frequently asked question: Organizing for peace? Do you just hand out sunflowers and say "give peace a chance?"
Absolutely not. Peace can be pursued as a policy with the same strategy and purpose with which war is pursued today. Recently, our activism has focused on work relating to:
These are just some of our key campaigns over the past year.
What is the student network?
Our network of student activists work from Buffalo to Long Island to build communities of peace activists on their campuses and to educate their peers and friends on essential topics in U.S. foreign policy. Their foreign policy work is informed and support by information from the state-wide Peace Action New York State network and the national Peace Action network, the country's largest grassroots peace advocacy organization.
Together, we plug students into national campaigns to challenge U.S. foreign policy to maximize their political impact. At the state level, we work with chapters individually to make sure we're finding the right balance of joy, work and action to support life-long activism on the topics that matter most to each campus on which we work.
Why should I join?
Campus organizers in the PANYS network have access to guest experts across the state for on-campus event and a huge variety of resources to support their on-campus activism, including; draft petitions, letters to the editor, op-eds, call scripts, lobby packets for in-district meetings, and more. Student organizers also participate in an annual Student Peace Conference and an annual National Peace Action Conference in Washington, D.C.
And, this model of student organizing is growing: we're expanding into New Jersey and Massachusetts, and you can help shape a program that will go national to change how we talk about war and peace in our country and around the world.
Together, we can redefine security in the modern era, with students leading the change....
As they always do.
And I believe, together, we will win.
The Campus Organizer is responsible for building a community of peace activists on their campus. This means:
It also means applicants must be current students at their college campus. But, if you're a high school student and you want to get a chapter started on your campus, we'll work with you to make that happen.
We'll give you the tools to get you started - even with on-campus recognition - and to keep you going.
So what are you waiting for?
To apply, send your resume and cover letter with the subject line "Applicant: Campus Organizer" to Kate Alexander. In your cover letter, please include your current academic year for the 2017-2018 school year.
*Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org*