Wed 7/11 @ 7PM
It’s becoming less and less unusual to encounter women veterans with high profile vets such as Tammy Duckworth even being elected to the U.S. Senate where she memorably coined the nickname “Cadet Bonespurs” for Donald Trump, a reference to his excuse for dodging service in Vietnam. (Duckworth, who served in Iraq, lost both legs when her helicopter was attacked).
Although women have long been close to the front lines in capacities such as nursing and mechanics they’re now allowed in combat. So it’s no surprise that women veterans suffer from some of the same social, emotional and health challenges male veterans have always faced when they return home.
The 2017 documentary Served Like a Girl addresses some of those challenges including PTSD, homelessness, divorce and illness, as well as sexual assault while serving, and how they reintegrate into society, facing not only the issues of a veteran but the double whammy of being a woman as well.
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage screens the film, followed by a conversation with Veterans Administration Commutation Officer and combat veteran Danielle Krakora and Margaret Mitchell, executive director of the YWCA.
It’s $8 general admission, $5 for Maltz Museum members.