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Wage Peace Program

Phone: (510) ***-****  
American Friends Service Committee
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 19102
United States

Company Description: The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is an independent Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice,...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • law & human rights
    Rowan University
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jon4cars's posterous - Home, 28 Mar 2003 [cached]
They think of it as a leadership program," said Oskar Castro, director of the Youth and Militarism Program at the American Friends Service Committee, a national clearinghouse for activists opposed to the military in public schools. Given the imminence of war, JROTC could serve its original purpose of prepping potential recruits, Castro said.
"If a lot of our young people are wiped out, then you have the next cadre of youth who already had some experience in military life," he said.
Castro sees similarities between JROTC and Saddam's Cubs, Iraqi youth in training for war; although he admits the American version is less militaristic. "We can't look at Saddam's Cubs, as U.S. citizens, and say, 'Oh that's horrific,' and not look at JROTC as something in the same vein," he said.
We were also in e-mail correspondence ..., 1 Feb 2006 [cached]
We were also in e-mail correspondence with Oskar Castro, coordinator of the National Youth and Militarism Program of AFSC.
Board of Directors--National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund, 5 Aug 2010 [cached]
Oskar Castro
Oskar coordinates the National Youth & Militarism Program of the American Friends Service Committee. He has been with AFSC for the last 5 years and has, within that time, come to a greater understanding of militarism as one of the driving forces within the United States of America. It is within this context that he finds the idea of serving on the NCPTF Board extremely compelling.
National Committee | War Resisters League, 18 Jan 2014 [cached]
Oskar Castro
Oskar Castro Oskar Castro is the Executive Director of Military Families Speak out and is a 1992 graduate of Rowan University where he majored in law & human rights. Oskar was the Coordinator of the American Friends Service Committee's National Youth & Militarism Program for 8 years and then served as a Senior Program Analyst for 1 year before joining with MFSO. He also served with INROADS/Philadelphia, Inc., an international non-profit career development organization working with youth of color.
National Committee | War Resisters League, 19 May 2010 [cached]
Oskar Castro Oskar Castro is the Youth and Militarism Program Analyst for the American Friends Service Committee's Central Office. Oskar has been involved in human and civil rights discussions related to the U.S. colonization of Puerto Rico, college anti-war activism and support for U.S. political prisoners and prisoners of conscience. Currently, Oskar works to educate young people about the risks, horrors and misconceptions of military life including: Recruiter Lies, Conscientious Objection, Selective Service Registration, U.S. Militarism around the Globe & in the Public Schools. Oskar's knowledge specialties include the expansion of the Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps (JROTC) in high schools, the administration of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test, and the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on military recruitment. He travels widely to lead counter-recruitment trainings, workshops, and discussions. He is currently one of the key architects of the National Network on the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY), a network of counter-recruitment organizations from around the US. Oskar spent ten years working with young people in college as a recruiter and career developer before joining AFSC six and a half years ago.
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