Sweet Georgia Brown Brown Bag Lunch Film Screening – June 12, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sweet Georgia Brown: Impact, Courage, Sacrifice and Will is Lawrence Walker’s second documentary to focus on the African-American servicewomen of World War II. With this important film, Walker examines the changes and consequences in race and gender polices and the impact on the nation, the military and African-American women. Skillfully addressing the pertinent issues of the time, Sweet Georgia Brown introduces the viewer to these unsung heroes and trailblazers while speaking to the expanding opportunities; the social, political and organizational factors of the time; racial and gender policies; and the unique factors associated with being African-American women in the Armed Forces during WWII. In her book, One Woman's Army: A Black Officer Remembers the WAC, Charity Adams Early, one of those trailblazers, wrote, “In another generation, young black women who join the military will have scant record of their predecessors who fought on the two fronts of discrimination—segregation and reluctant acceptance by males.” Thanks to Walker, Sweet Georgia Brown, brings to life and assures we remember this extraordinary legacy of ‘impact, courage, sacrifice and will.’ The screening is free and open to the public. Guests are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. To reserve a seat, call 703-533-1155 or e-mail email@example.com.
Women at War Brown Bag Lunch Book Talk – June 17, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
With more than 300,000 women deployed since September 11, 2001, the Department of Defense is facing new challenges in addressing service in austere environments and women’s health. Join Army Dr. (COL) Anne L. Naclerio and retired Army Dr. (COL) Elspeth Cameron Ritchie for a brown bag lunch discussion of their new book, Women at War. In the very first text of its kind, Women at War brings together all available information and experience on women’s physical and mental health in deployment. Guests will learn how the military is addressing reproductive and urogenital health, mental health issues, the psychological effects of war, intimate-partner violence, sexual assault and suicide, as well as the veteran experience. The book talk is free and open to the public. Guests are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Call 703-533-1155 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.