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Coming Home: A Veterans Artwork Exhibition

CALL FOR ART WORK
Submission deadline extended to October 31.
Exhibition Dates: Nov. 13th , 2014 – Thurs., January 15th, 2015

SF State University Art Gallery Open Call For Veteran ArtThe veterans experience during war and upon returning home is unimaginable for most civilians. Even still, the effects of conflict are far reaching, touching even those who do not face combat. Soldier’s families, displaced refugees, taxpayers, policy makers and voters are among those who share in the indirect impact of war and bear the burden of its consequences. Despite this, the divide between veterans and civilians often seems insurmountable.

In partnership with the San Francisco Public Library and the Cal Humanities War Comes Home initiative, Associated Students Inc Art Gallery will present an exhibition titled “Coming Home.” This exhibit will strive to bridge the gap between the disparate experiences of veterans and civilians by utilizing the singular power of art to express that which defies expression. By providing veterans with the opportunity to speak about the way that their experiences have impacted their perception of home, the Art Gallery will give the public unusual access to their changed perspectives. As part of War Comes Home, the Art Gallery will create a platform for education, discussion, connection, and healing. Continue reading

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Mental Health/Homeless Summit

MH-Homeless-VetExpanding Partnerships & Resources To Improve The Lives Of Veterans & Their Family Members
Friday, August 29
8am-4:30pm
New Federal Building, ground floor
90 Seventh Street, San Francisco
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Boyd 415 221-4810 x342, jennifer.boyd@va.gov

 

VA Health CareBring together organizations that serve Veterans, to strengthen partnerships between the VA and the community.
Enhance access to Mental Health and Homeless services for Veterans and their families in San Francisco and northern San Mateo counties.

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The Kill Team: SF Premiere With Director Dan Krass

Exclusive Engagement: One Week Only August 1-7
Director Dan Krauss: Friday, August 1 Q&A after the 7:20pm show
Sunday, August 3 Q&A after the 4:30pm show

Kill Team
Opera Plaza Cinema
601 VAN NESS AVE. SAN FRANCISCO
Information: 415-771-0183
Movie Line: 415-771-0183
Official Web Site

Infuriating and illuminating — The Kill Team looks at the devastating moral tensions that tears at soldiers’ psyches through the lens of one highly personal and emotional story. Private Adam Winfield was a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan when he attempted with the help of his father to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. But Winfield’s pleas went unheeded. Continue reading


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A Long, Hard Recovery From Fort Hood Shooting

Sgt. Patrick Zeigler

Elizabeth Nida Obert / enida@pos
Staff Sgt. Patrick Zeigler, who spent time at Saint Marys Hospital after being shot during the Fort Hood shootings, is a guest faculty member during Mayos annual brain injury conference. His wife, Jessica, is also pictured.

July 3-5, Pier 39, San Francisco
Mayo Clinic’s Mobile Exhibit
US Army Sgt. Patrick Zeigler will be at the exhibit 3-4 hours a day to meet visitors and share his story of military service and recovery.

Read Jeff Hansel‘s The Post-Bulletin story Friday, June 22, 2012

A Long, Hard Recovery  From Fort Hood Shooting

When a traumatic brain injury hits home, it gets a lot of attention at first, but that attention fades with time. But for those directly affected, the reality of brain injury grows, as does the resolve to deal with it. For Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Zeigler and his wife, Jessica, recovery from the Nov. 5, 2009, shootings at Fort Hood continues all day, every day. Read the entire story…


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The Last Season

The Last Season

By SF based filmmaker Sara Dosa
SF International Film Festival
April 25, Friday, 6:45pm @ Kabuki Cinema, San Francisco
April 27, Sunday, 12:30pm @ BAM/PFA Cinema, Berkeley
May 5, Monday, 3:30pm @ Kabuki  Cinema, San Francisco
Facebook: facebook.com/TheLastSeasonFilm
Twitter: @LastSeasonFilm
Ticketshttp://bit.ly/1hu3iFo

Amid the bustling world of Central Oregon’s wild mushroom hunting camps, the lives of two former soldiers intersect. Roger, a 75 year-old sniper with the US Special Forces in Vietnam, and Kouy, a 46 year-old platoon leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Freedom Fighters who battled the Khmer Rouge, come together each fall to hunt the elusive matsutake mushroom, Continue reading


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Real Live Comedians

RealLiveComedians500March 29, 2014
Saturday, 8-10pm
Main Studio
Veterans Community Media Center
1720 Market Street San Francisco @ Gough
Get Tickets: Eventbrites

Real Live Comedians Jason Mack, Matt Casey, Iris Benson, show announcer Remi Barron, and more of the Bay Areas finest comedians performing for your pleasure at the Veterans Community Media Center in San Francisco. Show will be filmed for a local tv/webcast project. Seating is limited. Refreshments will be refreshing you.

Sankofa Sunday February 16, 2014


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Sankofa Sunday: Healthy Wealthy Wise

SanfofaFlyer2nd Annual Sankofa Sunday
February 16, 5-9pm, 2014
Admisssion: $20 before 2/16, $25 door
Veterans $15 before 2/16, $20 door
Veterans Community Media Center
1720 Market Street
Contact & RSVP: Latonia Dixon, oshan45@gmail.com

Flying Forward — Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise, while looking through History Celebrating and Honoring African American Veterans. Join the Robert Basker Post 315 of the American Legion, Veterans for Peace Chapter 69, San Francisco Bay Area Veterans, and the Veterans Community Media Center for  Sankofa Sunday.

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