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Gulf War Illness: Advocating for Veterans (Situations of Substance series)

Gulf War syndrome or Gulf War illness is a chronic and multi-symptomatic disorder affecting returning military veterans of the 1990–1991 Persian Gulf War.

Vera Roddy will share her journey of active service in the Gulf War and how she became an advocate for veterans’ rights. She will provide us with a picture of how far the cause of Gulf War veterans has come, as well as the work still to be done to advance it.

March 9. 2021
6:30 - 8:30pm
Cost is $10 for an evening, $55 for the series of six.

Other programs in the series

January 26, 2021: Building a Values-based Economy and the Profit Motive, Lincoln Rice

February 9, 2021: Perspectives and Projections, John Nichols

February 23, 2021: Water: More than Quenching Thirst, Jan Gregorcich, SSND, and Rebecca Moczulewski

March 23, 2021: Diversity and Inclusion in a Rapidly Changing World, Kimberly J. Payne

May 11, 2021: America’s Internment: Manzanar Pilgrimage, Joanne Jaruko Doi, MM

Vera Roddy served in the Air Force and Air Force Reserves from 1977 to 1992 and was an activated reservist during Desert Storm as a mental health technician. Following the war, she was among the first 200 veterans to sign up for the Gulf War Registry, and was selected to participate in an investigative protocol at the Persian Gulf Research Center. Her journey has led her to  become an advocate for Gulf War Veterans locally and nationally.

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Gulf War Illness: Advocating for Veterans

$10.00

Situations of Substance- entire series

$15.00 deposit required
$55.00
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