Women Veterans Forum 2014 - HER STORY: She Wore Her Boots With Pride - Renewing Your Mind, Body & Spirit
Temple University Veteran Affairs, in conjunction with Temple University Student Affairs will host the second annual Women Veterans Forum on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 8:30am - 3:30pm in the Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 200, located at 1755 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122. The forum theme "HER STORY: She Wore Her Boots with Pride - Renewing Your Mind, Body & Spirit," is a one day event designed to empower, inspire, engage and honor women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. This forum will provide veteran women with information on health, wealth, educational opportunities, housing, employment and counseling services. Participants will have an opportunity to obtain pertinent information from veteran organizations and agencies about benefits beyond military service. We will have panel discussions, two dynamic powerful guest speakers, a continental breakfast and luncheon in which we will engage you in real conversations about the challenges and issues women have experienced while serving, and offer suggestions for coping skills for returning home to civilian life.
If you attended our event in 2012, you don't want to miss this event! This event is FREE and registration is required. Seats are limited.
Thursday, March 20, 4:00-6:00pm on the Alter Hall Auditorium, Temple University Main Campus, 1801 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122
A Reading by Novelist Kevin Powers
National Book Award finalist Kevin Power will read from The Yellow Birds, take questions, and sign books. A harrowing story of two young soliders trying to stay alive. The Yellow Birds is this year's featured book in the Free Library's One Book, One Philadelphia program.
Kevin Powers joined the army at the age of 17, later serving a year as a machine gunner in Mosul and Tal Afar, Iraq, in 2004 and 2005. After his honorable discharge he enrolled in Virginia Commonwealth University, where he graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor's degree in English. He holds an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a Michener Fellow in Poetry. This is his first novel.
Monday, March 24, 3:30-5:30pm , the Underground, LL Student Center South, 1755 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
Scenes from In Conflict, with Director Douglas Wager and Local Veterans
Watch scenes from In Conflict, a play based on Yvonne Latty's book In Conflict: Iraq War Veterans Speak Out on Duty, Loss and the Fight to Stay Alive. Award-winning director and Temple professor Douglas Wager, who adapted the book for the stage, will discuss the play and the process of translating experience into art with local veterans turned writers.
Douglas Wager is the Associate Dean of the Division of Theater, Film and Media Arts. He is best known for his work as a director, having spent over three decades in the profession prior to joining the Temple Theater faculty in 2004. Mr. Wager is the former Artistic Director of the Arena Stage in Washington, DC, where he served for twenty-five seasons as resident director and producer. He is the recipient of three Helen Hayes awards and thriteen nominations for Outstanding Director. Mr Wager also directed the series premiere and several episodes of The Lot for the AMC television network, which received several Emmy nominations in its inaugural season.
Tuesday, March 25, 3:30-5:30pm in 1810 Liacouras Walk, Temple University Campus, Philadelphia, PA 19122
A Discussion with Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq Playwright Paula Vogel
Talk with Pultizer-winning playwright Paula Vogel about her latest work, Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq, produced in Philadelphia at the Wilma Theater. Playing with time and space, this is a tale of one Marine's return home from war and discovery that his lover is missing. Searching for her, he embarks on a surrealistic tour through the streets and history of Philadelphia. This collaborative project is inspired by Don Juan Returns from the War (written in 1936 by Bertoit Brecht's younger contemporary Odan von Horvath) and grounded in the experiences of recent veterans who often return from Iraq or Afghanistan to a home where most of the population has little direct connection with war.
Paula Vogel's play, How I Learned to Drive, received the 1998 Pultizer Prize for Drama, the Lortel Prize, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and New York Drama Critics Awards for Best Play, as well as winning her second OBIE. Vogel is currently playwright in residence at the Yale Repertory Theatre, as well as an artistic associate at Long Wharf Theatre.
NEW! ONLINE VIRTUAL VETERANS INFORMATION SESSIONS - Monthly virtual sessions Tuesdays at 12:00pm and Saturdays at 11:00am designed with you in mind to provide you with all the pertinent information about applying, academic programs, financial aid, veteran benefits and more.
Dates: Tuesdays- January 21, February 11, March 11 and April 8. - 12:00pm
Saturdays- March 8, May 17, July 12 and August 2.- 11:00am
Please click here to register and a web link will be sent to you the day before the scheduled date to enter the Live Webex Veteran Information Session Classroom.
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Veterans Information Sessions at Temple University Center City (TUCC), March 20, May 22 and June 19, at 5:00pm, 1515 Market Street, Room 206, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Please note that a picture ID is required to enter the building. Register