SERVICE: When Women Come Marching Home

SERVICE: When Women Come Marching Home

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Women compose 14% of today’s military forces. That number is expected to double in 10 years.

SERVICE: When Women Come Marching Home portrays women veterans as they transition from active duty to their civilian lives. The film sheds light on their personal battles with service trauma, their fight to overcome emotional and physical injuries, and the challenges they face in accessing health benefits and care.

The film is part of a much larger project. Through robust social media, SERVICE continues supporting women through open and closed Facebook groups where women can exchange information, find friendship and share solutions that have changed their lives.

Following the screening, Roosevelt House and the Center for Health, Media and Policy at Hunter College hosted a panel discussion on women in the military, with panelists:
Marcia Rock is co-producer of SERVICE: When Women Come Marching Home. She is an author and award-winning independent documentary filmmaker. She is an Associate Professor and Director of NewsDoc at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She received an Emmy for McSorley’s New York, a history of New York’s Irish immigrant community, and for The Singing Angels in China, a chronicle of a Cleveland youth choir’s trip to China. Her other award-winning films include Daughters of the Troubles: Belfast Stories, Surrender Tango, and Dancing with My Father, among others.
Patricia Lee Stotter is co-producer of SERVICE: When Women Come Marching Home. She is a composer of television, film, theater, and interactive media music. She has worked for Sesame Street, HBO, PBS, and popular dramas. Her films include From the Ashes, Unfinished Business, and Funny. She has composed incidental music and full scores for over 50 plays and musicals. Her awards include an Emmy, an American Cine Eagle, an Apple Award, and an ASCAP Popular Award. Her music company is Liquid Architecture, her publishing company is Bumblebeat Music. She also founded True Rep, a repertory company that explores trauma and resilience through testimonial theater and film.

Anu Bhagwati is the Executive Director of Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN). Under Anu’s leadership, SWAN has spearheaded legislative reform and litigation to end military rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, and to eliminate all barriers to equal opportunity for service women. She is a former Marine Corps Captain and the second woman to complete the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program instructor trainer school. Anu has testified before Congress, advised the White House and the United Nations, and is a regular contributor to the media, including CNN, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, and NPR.

Joanne Dittes Yepsen is the Saratoga County Supervisor for Saratoga Springs and a Principal of Critical Needs Now. Joanne ran for her first elected official position in the fall of 2005. She was re-elected as County Supervisor for Saratoga Springs successfully in 2007, 2009, and 2011 and is currently serving her fourth term. One of her key priorities as Supervisor include launching Sustainable Saratoga, a grassroots volunteer task force; taking care of our veterans by restoring a Veterans War Memorial in Congress Park, leading the Guardian House for Homeless Women Veterans effort, starting the New York Coalition for Women Veterans and securing funding for veterans programs and additional services.
Moderated by Barbara Glickstein, Co-director of the Center for Health, Media, and Policy (CHMP) at Hunter College. The Center for Health, Media, and Policy at Hunter College advances public conversations about health and health policy through media, research, education and public forums.

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