Paper Dolls: Conversations with Veteran Communities

Nov 12, 2014 3:00 pm
Gleeson Library Plaza and Lawn, University of San Francisco

This storytelling event showcases the voices of women who have served in the military. These women will share unique experiences from their time in service and as part of their transition back to civilian life. This event concludes a three-day workshop to highlight veterans in our communities under the Peace and Justice Studies program at the University of San Francisco (USF).

The event is also an extension of the initiative by Combat Paper Project and Shotwell Paper Mills to bring awareness to the needs and issues particular to women veterans. Their stories shape our perception of all veterans as they bring their experiences back to our community to inform our approach to providing effective services to the diverse spectrum of service members.

Please join us on the afternoon of November 12, 2014 at the University of San Francisco campus. Readings from the book along personal stories will set the stage for a great Q&A session.

When: November 12, 3 – 5 PM
Where: Gleeson Library Plaza and Lawn, University of San Francisco

Featuring these women veteran storytellers:

  • Star Lara, U.S. Army, 1995-2007 (California Woman Veteran of the Year 2014)
  • Ardrina Hoxey, U.S. Navy, 2002-2010
  • Kelly McFarland, U.S. Navy, 1989-2009
  • Kathleen Wright, U.S. Marines, 1965-1977
  • JoAnn Martinez, U.S. Air Force, 2000-2002
  • Michelle Spenser, U.S. Army, 1986-Current
  • Marie Gray, U.S. Navy, 1987-1994
  • Dottie Guy, U.S. Army, 2000-2008
  • Janine Siegal, U.S. Coast Guard, 2006-2011

We also welcome Pam Duloco from the Shotwell Paper Mill and editor of Paper Dolls.

For more information, visit the USF event page.