How Are Veterans Changing America?
Saturday, April 27, 2013
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm, De Neve Plaza - Lecture Auditorium
A UCLA/Zocalo event
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Free and open to the public.
Register early! Seating is limited.
Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Tulsi Gabbard, Representative from Hawaii
Congresswoman Gabbard is an Iraq combat veteran and a captain in the Hawaii National Guard.
Over 2 million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are returning home from combat, and while we often read and talk about how the experience of war has changed them both physically and mentally, we don’t discuss how they’re changing the rest of us.
Could they reinvigorate our economy—if we started hiring them?
Has our healthcare system innovated to heal their devastating injuries?
And what happens when a husband, wife, mother, or father rejoins the family unit?
Zócalo and UCLA present a half-day conference to explore how veterans have affected American life today—and what lies ahead for all of us as we transform into a nation at peace in the world.
- Panel #1: Why Don’t We Hire More Veterans?
- Panel #2: How Are the Wars Changing Medicine?
- Panel #3: How Do Wars Affect Families?
Parking $11 in Lot 8.