THE VIETNAM ERA MUSEUM & EDUCATIONAL CENTER PRESENTS THE 15th ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY FORUM “WE WERE THERE TOO – THE EVOLUTION OF WOMEN’S ROLES IN CONFLICT”

THE VIETNAM ERA MUSEUM & EDUCATIONAL CENTER PRESENTS THE 15th ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY FORUM  “WE WERE THERE TOO – THE EVOLUTION OF WOMEN’S ROLES IN CONFLICT”

 

FORUM PRESENTS WOMEN’S PERSPECTIVES ON CONFLICT FROM THE VIETNAM WAR TO MODERN DAY

Friday, October 11, 2013 ~ 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Robert B. Meyner Reception Center, Holmdel, NJ
(Exit 116 off the Garden State Parkway)

Forum panelists will focus on the roles that women have played during periods of military conflict, which have experienced a dramatic evolution. In order to highlight this evolution, panelists include women who served “in country” during Vietnam, those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and women who provided home front support. Panelists include combat nurses, an “Army brat” who supported her father, siblings, and Vietnam veteran husband from the home front, and recent female veterans who have served in leadership positions in the recent conflicts in the Middle East.

Registration and a continental breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. at the Robert B. Meyner Reception Center.  Following the panel discussions and a brainstorming session for educators, there will be an opportunity to tour the Vietnam Era Museum.

The NJVVMF is a registered New Jersey Professional Development provider. For any teachers interested in attending the forum, five hours of credit is offered towards their Professional Development requirement. Registration for the event is $70 for non-members, and $50 for NJVVMF members. Contact Sarah Hagarty at shagarty@njvvmf.org, (732) 335-003 x.104 for more information or to register.

“Women play a pivotal role in any war, whether at home or serving in conflict. Our servicewomen, mothers, and wives all have powerful personal stories to share, ” says Bill Linderman, executive director, New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation. “We are honored to have panelists representing the many generations of women who served and continue to serve today. Join us as we open our minds and hearts to these amazing women.”

For more information, go to www.NJVVMF.org.