By Maryrose Dolezal
The event, “Peace is Always in Fashion,” started with a fashion show to protest Sear’s new “First Infantry” line of military issues apparel, and to offer non-military based fashion options. The fashions were modeled by students who were involved with the AFSC Chicago’s 2008 summer institute, a program for high schoolers to learn about militarism and alternatives to military service, and other friends and supporters. Following the fashion show, we were entertained by Primo Dance Troup from University of Illinois Chicago, Perfect Kiss, an excellent new wave band, local rapper Popz Crakaz, DJ Orville Kline, & Invincible, who fininshed the night with a full set including guest appearnces by Chicago based FM Supreme and b-boy Super In Light.
Thanks to Sheena, Rachel, Darlene, and all the AFSC organizers who made this event a success! Learn more aboutAFSC’s work to support youth resistance to militarism at:http://www.afsc.org/chicago/ht/display/ContentDetails/i/16715