Women, the Military, War, and Its Aftermath Fri 4/13 and Sat 4/14

Friday April 13 and Saturday April 14: The Appalachian Veterans Arts &
Humanities Collective – in collaboration with Appalachian State’s
Blurred Boundaries: The Experience of War and Its Aftermath, a film,
reading, and discussion series sponsored by the National Endowment for
the Humanities –  and with GWS will sponsor on April 13 and 14 Women,
the Military, War, and Its Aftermath.      Award-winning poet  Jehanne
Dubrow will offer a public reading of her work, accompanied by a
question and answer session, on Friday evening, April 13, at 7 PM in
Belk Library, Room 421.  On Saturday, April 14, from 10-11:30 in Belk
Library, Room 421, there will be a panel discussion, which will focus
on women in and associated with the military, including gender-based
oppression within the military, the role of the military in
neo-colonial actions and the effect of those actions on women,
children, and the elderly in the target populations as well as the
military women who carry out those actions. Insofar as neocolonial
efforts are built upon a foundation of racism, the discussion will
involve the intersectionality of  different modes of oppression,
including  racism within the military and sexual discrimination,
especially given attempts to roll back the ability of trans-gendered
people to serve in the military.   Panelists include Dubrow; Vietnam
War nurse and poet, Mary Hennessy; Iraq War army colonel, combat
veteran, and writer Pam Harvey, also the mother of a combat veteran;
Beth Ann Koelsch, the curator of the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans
Historical Project at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro;
and Mollye Anna Maxner, Professor of Drama at UNC School of the Arts,
award-winning playwright, teacher, and daughter of a Vietnam combat
veteran.  Dr. Lynn Searfoss, Appalachian State professor, writer, and
daughter of a Korean War veteran and mother of an Iraq War combat
veteran, will chair the panel.

Published: Apr 8, 2018 8:25pm