Join us to celebrate release of war resister Daniel Sandate on his release from Ft. Sill & welcome him to OKC, Thursday, Jan. 22 at 6 pm (after 5 pm press conference)
The Oklahoma Center for Conscience and Joy Mennonite Church would like to invite you to help us celebrate the release of war resister Daniel Sandate from military prison.
Daniel is a veteran of the Iraq War who came to see the war as wrong and to resist it. He fled to Canada after his first deployment to Iraq because his unit refused to give him treatment for his PTSD. Daniel lived underground in Canada until last year when he was deported to the US and sent to Fort Carson, CO. He was court martialed there, given an Other Than Honorable discharge, and sentenced to 8 months.
He was released from the brig at Ft. Sill this past Tuesday (in time to watch President Obama be inaugurated).
We are having this event to show Daniel and our community that we stand with him and support him. Please join us and welcome Daniel to Oklahoma City. Bring a dish of your favorite food, and your friends. We want to pack the house with supporters of Daniel!
OCC helped sponsor Daniel’s lead attorney, James M. Branum, in his case at Ft. Carson. OCC is supported by Joy MCC, Veterans for Peace, Oklahoma City Friends Meeting, Oklahoma Catholic Peace Fellowship and Tulsa Peace Fellowship.
The event is free, though we will gratefully accept donations so we may continue to provide legal support for Iraq war resisters and conscientious objectors seeking discharge from the military.
WHERE: Joy Mennonite Church, 504 NE 16th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 (corner of 26th and Lincoln, just south of Capitol)
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009
5 p.m. (press conference — if you can come for this to show support for any media attending, it would be great)
6 p.m. (potluck dinner)
6:30 p.m. (Daniel will speak and answer questions)
Handwritten statement by Daniel while in jail: http://centerforconscience.org…