Coffee Strong, The Clearing Barrel, and Under the Hood Cafe and Outreach Center are GI coffeehouses located next to major military installations in Washington State, Germany and Texas. They provide service members, veterans and their families’ safe places for healing, for exchanging unfiltered information, and for speaking about concerns and experiences.
Members of those groups are joining together for The GI Coffeehouse Tour starting on February 13th in San Diego, CA and ending in the Seattle area on March 1st. Some of the people on the tour will be trained GI Rights counselors. This is a chance for people in the area to meet them, learn about GI Rights and issues and support the work they do.
The purpose of the tour is to remind people about the importance of ongoing GI outreach efforts and to raise much needed funds for the three GI cafes/outreach centers.
The tour will feature speakers from all three GI Coffeehouses. Coffee Strong will be represented by its co-coordinator, Alex Bacon, a Coast Guard veteran, and other volunteers. Under The Hood will be represented by Iraq veteran Malachi Muncy, its manager, by Ryan Holleran, recently discharged from the Army at Ft. Hood, and by Lori Hurlebaus, former manager and president of the Board of Directors of Under The Hood. The Clearing Barrel will be represented by German peace activist Meike Capps-Schubert, flying in to California all the way from Kaiserslautern, Germany.
- Thurs., Feb. 13: San Diego, CA
- Fri., Feb. 14: Fountain Valley, CA
- Sat., Feb. 15: Los Angeles, CA
- Sun., Feb. 16: Ventura, CA
- Wed., Feb. 19: San Jose, CA
- Fri. & Sat., Feb. 21-22: San Francisco, CA
- Tues., Feb. 25: Ashland, OR
- Thurs., Feb. 27: Eugene, OR
- Fri., Feb. 28: Portland, OR
- Sat., Mar. 1: Seattle, WA
For more information about each event, visit: