GI Coffeehouse History and Current-day Coffeehouses' Support for the Troops

Air date: 
Fri, 02/28/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Members of the GI Coffeehouse Tour talk about what they do, the history of the movement and more.

We hear from members of the GI Coffeehouse Tour, which is promoting GI outreach centers in Washington state, Texas and Germany. 

The guests are Iraq veteran and artist Malachi Muncy (below left) who represents Under The Hood Cafe & Outreach Center; Alex Bacon (below right) from Coffee Strong in Lakewood, WA, and Meike Capps-Shubert (below center) from the Clearing Barrel in Germany,

They will talk about GI coffeehouse history, what current-day coffeehouses do to support the troops, and the current state of the military and what that means for service members and their families.

The GI Coffeehouse Tour began in San Diego on February 13th and ends with events in Seattle and Everett, Washington on March 1st and 2nd.

The tour will raise much needed funds for the three GI outreach centers, which provide counseling on military discharges, veterans benefits and conscientious objection to war, as well as safe spaces for soldiers to share their experiences and begin healing the psychological wounds of war.

GI Coffeehouse Tour comes to Portland 
Friday, February 28th: 6pm Potluck,
7pm Music and Slide Presentation
Multnomah Friends Meetinghouse, 4312 SE Stark St.


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