Thursday, January 24, 2013

Women in Combat Upcoming Library Programs

        Yesterday, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced an end to the ban on women serving in combat in the U. S. military, potentially opening up 200,000 positions on the front lines and possibly also jobs with elite commando units.  As part of Silicon Valley Reads "Invisible Wounds of War" this spring, there will be two women who are experts on women's experiences in the military speaking at Santa Clara City Library. 
       Join us Monday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Redwood Room to hear Charlotte Bear, a former U.S. Army broadcast journalist, present Supporting Women Warriors, Then and Now.  Learn about opportunities and challenges during active military service and the legacy created by women warriors.
       On Monday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cedar Room, Linda Kleinsasser, Women's Veterans Program Manager at the VA Palo Alto Health Care  System, presents VA Health Care for Women.  She will tell us how the VA has responded to the needs of women veterans.
       Learn about all the Silicon Valley Reads "Invisible Wounds of War" events held at Santa Clara City Library here.  For all Silicon Valley Reads events, follow this link.

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