October 31, 2012
WDVA Announces Women Veterans Summit 2012
MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) today announced that the Women Veterans Summit 2012 will take place on Monday, November 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the UW-Milwaukee Campus Union Theater.
The Women Veterans Summit 2012 is an interactive event during the Year of the Veteran for women veterans to network and also gain access to services. This year the theme is “Celebrating Women through the Arts.” Country Artist Ricky Lee will be a special guest and perform his hit single “She’s an American Soldier.” There will also be a special showing of the film “The Invisible War” during the summit. “The Invisible War” is a documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers in the U.S. Military.
The opening ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. and includes the presentation of the Wisconsin Woman Veteran of the Year award. From 12:00–5:00 p.m. there will be other activities such as massage therapy, art therapy and counseling. Women veteran-owned businesses will have products available for purchase. Veterans resource organizations and claims representatives will be on hand to talk with veterans about programs, benefits and services available to them.
The event is free but pre-registration is appreciated.
A full list of events and the online registration can be found at http://wisconsin-women-veterans-art-summit.eventbrite.com/.
If you would like more information on the Women Veterans Summit 2012, contact Carolyn Morgan of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs at (608) 266-1312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.