Tabling at Elk Grove HS February 9, 2017

Things are quiet at Elk Grove High School. Some interest in buttons. Some interest in Starbursts. One student was interested in writing for the zine. I told her to email her stuff to us. She took a zine with our contact information.

A female student was interested in joining the Army Reserve to get money for college. I gave her one of the "What every girl should know . . " brochures, and talked to her about sexual harassment and assault in the military. I also gave her information on financial aid.

Several boys came by (separately) with no clue what they want to do with their futures. One boy said he's going to college where his uncle went, but he doesn't know the name of the school. While in high school he's going to get an internship with his uncle, who works on Wall Street, he said.

Several students today enthusiastically took peace buttons (1 each), and were pleased that the artists were district 214 alumni. The student who tends to grab handfuls of buttons only got only one this time, and two candies.

tabling at Rolling Meadows HS February 7, 2017

It has been a quiet day at RMHS. Most of my visitors have been staff. A sprinkling of freshman boys has stopped by to talk. They mostly don't know "what they want to do when they grow up," but today two different fellows were interested in auto mechanics. I applaud that we always need good, honest auto technicians. Nobody here is interested in joining the military. Several staff have stopped by.

Our faithful writer, who still has not submitted his promised double article, dropped by and apologized for his tardiness. I probably should have asked him for a deadline, but didn't think of that.  This is the second month in a row I've been so bored I resorted to eating Starbursts.


Tabling at Elk Grove HS January 12, 2017

I've had quite a few visitors today at EGHS. There is no interest in the human rights question. The only person who wrote an answer was the special needs student who tries to take all the peace buttons. She only got one button today. She requested and kept the BVS pen she used to write her answer to the human rights question. Nobody else is interested in the question.

Another student was interested in writing a zine article. Several students too zines and/or candy.

Many students are milling around. It's not like Rolling Meadows where I'm in the cafeteria but I'm in an area where students lounge outside the cafeteria. They have ample time to visit my table but few choose to do so.

Students are well behaved. A security guy as well as the police officer have been visible, watching students the whole time.



tabling at Buffalo Grove HS January 9, 2017

Very slow day. However, just as I was packing up to leave two young women stopped by. They wanted to know who we were and why we were there. They were very engaged and very interested. They took handouts with them. Hopefully they will get inspired and send us something on the theme "what have you done to stand up for someone's rights".

Pictures of the materials associated with this month's theme "Stand up for someone's rights today"

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tabling at Rolling Meadows HS January 3, 2017

The security’s computer was balky today so I ended up in a line of people (mom, substitute teacher, etc) waiting to go through security. Eventually the computer kicked in.  Finally got in but no table, no staff to set up. Had to trek back to the main office and have a nice administrative assistant call a custodian to set up a table and chair for me. So I was late getting set up.

 Two boys stopped by for candy. Not interested in  the military or peace; just candy. I put out my information on human rights and women and selective service but no takers.

Our prolific zine writer stopped by during the 2nd lunch period. He said he was almost done with his new article. I asked him to finish it up and send it to me because we’re running low on zines and need to put out a new issue. It will include mention of an ecology activist whom RMHS is trying to get to come speak. The student will let me know if that happens and would like me to come interview the guy for a zine article. Would be awesome if I could do that; would be even better if the student did.

 Another student who loves our zine and wants to write for us passed quickly while waving merrily on the way to lunch.

Pretty slow day at RMHS.



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