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WORLD Series - My Brother's/Sister's Keeper

Regardless of our opinions about war, we owe it to ourselves and future generations to really understand what our military asks of our troops. And, as responsible citizens whose military wages war, we owe it to those who enlist to bring them all the way home.

Date: Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Bush Memorial - Troy Campus

Contact: Michael Baumgardner, 244-2207 baumgm@sage.edu

What does it mean to be a young woman today? What does it mean to be a young woman in the military? Why do people join the military in the first place? Why do we hear so much about the difficulty of returning to civilian life? Why do veterans commit suicide at the alarming rate of 22 a day? My Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper is aimed at inspiring people across the nation to consider the true costs of war, how it impacts troops, families, and their greater communities. It will explore the relationship between how we treat our military veterans, especially women, and the difficulty they have reintegrating into civilian life. And it will explain why we all have the responsibility to be part of their homecoming. Rather than pathologizing our veterans for being changed by war, the Soldier’s Heart Model focuses on the wound to the soul that the military experience, especially combat, inflicts. Regardless of our opinions about war, we owe it to ourselves and future generations to really understand what our military asks of our troops. And, as responsible citizens whose military wages war, we owe it to those who enlist to bring them all the way home.

My Brother's/Sister's Keeper with Kate Dahlstedt

November 12th

1 pm

Bush Memorial - Troy Campus