About The Tour

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.
We provide service members, veterans and their families’ safe places for healing, to exchange unfiltered information, and to speak about our concerns and experiences.

We’re joining together for The GI Coffeehouse Tour starting on February 13th in San Diego, CA and ending in Everett, WA on March 2nd.  Help us support the rights of service members, veterans and military families while challenging war and militarism by supporting the GI Coffeehouse Tour.  Join us on a tour stop in California, Oregon or Washington, make a tax-deductible donation online today, or learn more about the work of the coffeehouses including our connection to Vietnam-era GI coffeehouses.

Tour Blog

Follow the tour as it heads up the west coast!

Our tour blog chronicles the adventures of representatives from the The Clearing Barrel, Coffee Strong and Under the Hood, as they travel along the west coast sharing their story and seeking support.

Help us share the story of the GI Coffee House West Cost Tour with others! Includes highlights and photos from our stops in, San Diego, CA, Fountain View, CA and Los Angeles, CA. More to come, follow our blog.

Dates of Events

Wednesday Feb. 19: San Jose, CA

Location:
San Jose Peace and Justice Center
48 S 7th St
San Jose, CA 95112
Time: 7pm
Local Sponsors:  Veterans for Peace, Chapter 101
For more info: sanjosepeace.org, vfp101.org

Friday – Saturday Feb. 21-22: San Francisco, CA

“Grounds for Dissent”
A Pop-Up GI Coffeehouse

Location:
Veterans Community Media Center
1720 Market St.
San Francisco CA

We invite you to join us in launching “Grounds for Dissent”  a Pop-Up GI Coffeehouse. This Coffeehouse will be ours to build and enjoy for just the one weekend, but hopefully it will also be fertile grounds for us to grow deeper roots to invigorate and celebrate not just the Coffeehouse Movement but our common concerns, larger connections and commitments.

FRIDAY, FEB 21:
4pm: Street flyering
6pm: GRAND OPENING!
FOOD, Beverage, Conviviality.
War is Trauma AND Queer Anti-militarist Poster Exhibit
7pm: Meet the Coffeehouse Touring party.
8pm+ DANCE PARTY!

SATURDAY, FEB 22:
10Am CAFE opens
11am Workshop with BAY-Peace (Better Alternatives for Youth) VETERANS PLEASE ATTEND
1:30-3pm Warrior Writers Workshop: A VETERANS writing space. Facilitated by veteran, Aaron Hughes
4-5:30 Workshop led by Critical Resistance on militarized policing and community resistance.
6pm Facilitated Panel Discussion with the Coffeehouse Tour Members “Enrooting Spaces of Resistance”
7:30 pm OPEN MIC!