SCREENING – Service: When Women Come Marching Home
Tuesday, 5/14, at 3:00 p.m., Alder Commons auditorium, UW, Seattle
Women in Innovation media partner KCTS9 hosts a live screening of a highly recommended documentary in Seattle.
Admission: RSVP Required. Email BrieAnna Bales at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women make up 15% of today’s military, and that number is expected to double in the next 10 years. Through compelling portraits in Service: When Women Come Marching Home, we meet women who have fought the frontless wars of Iraq and Afghanistan. The women return home with devastating physical injuries as well as the invisible injuries of war, PTSD and its insidious catalyst, Military Sexual Trauma (MST).
Q&A With Filmmaker and Seattle-Based Subjects will follow screening:
Seattle-based veteran Angela Arellano is featured in Service. She gets help at the Seattle VA Women’s Clinic, a model healthcare facility for women veterans with its all-female staff and emphasis on patient privacy. Angela was having difficulty with her recovery, but Jan Buchanan, the Seattle VA Women’s Veteran Program Manager, helped her find the services she needed. Local Washington State PTSD expert, Bridget Cantrell, is also in the film and provides perspective on dealing with trauma after returning home.
This screening is sponsored by DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and hosted by UWT Office of the Chancellor, Veteran and Military Services & Diversity Resource Center.
Service will premiere on Thursday, May 26, at 11:00 p.m. on KCTS 9.