Latinx Veterans & Military Health Forum
Wednesday, May 1, 5:30-8:30 pm
Memorial Hall, 3rd floor
Resource Fair, 5:30-7 pm
Meet representatives who counsel military personnel/veterans in these areas:
-Mental health care
-Health care providers
Panel discussion, 7-8:30: Barriers to Care
-Hear personal stories, find out how to connect with experts - plus, share your own VA Health care stories and challenges.
RESOURCES | SUPPORT | DIALOG
+ Professional portraits for individuals and families
On-site interpeting services
Sponsored by Milwaukee Vet Center, UW-Milwaukee Military and Veteran Resource Center (MAVRC), War Memorial Center
Lance P. Sijan Community Bus Tour
Saturday, May 4, 9am - 1 pm
Bay View High School
Visit points of interest related to Medal of Honor Recipient Lance P. Sijan, including Bay View High School, Mitchell International Airport Gallery of Flight, Mitchell International Airport Lance P. Sijan Memorial Plaza, Arlington Park Cemetery, War Memorial Center. In partnership with Janine Sijan and Bay View High School.
5th Annual Project 22
Sunday, May 5, 8am - 12 pm
Walk/Run/Ride to Raise Awareness for Veteran Suicide
22 veterans commit suicide a day. Together we can raise awareness. Proceeds benefit veteran mental health and suicide prevention. This event is organized by UW-Milwaukee Military and Veteran Resource Center (MAVRC), and sponsored by the War Memorial Center. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 414-229-7211.
Film Screening of SIJAN: A Quest for Freedom
Thursday, May 9, 2019 6 –8 PM
Memorial Hall, 3rd floor
SIJAN, the feature-length film tells the unbelievable but true story of Captain Lance P. Sijan, Milwaukeean, Air Force pilot and Medal of Honor recipient. At the age of 25, Sijan ejected from a disabled aircraft over Laos during the Vietnam War on Nov. 9, 1967. Severely injured, Sijan survived without food or water for 45 days in the jungle until he was eventually captured.
Sijan’s story of resilience, valor and love is told by his sister Janine Sijan Rozina, who co-wrote/directed/produced the film. Afterward, Janine Sijan Rozina will will speak about the film and her brother’s legacy.
This exclusive screening is the public's first chance to see the film since it premiered at the Milwaukee Film Festival last fall. The War Memorial Center screening is sponsored by Gibbs Building Maintenance.
Copy and paste this link to watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=GR8WEOoWR48
Come and leave inspired by this Milwaukee hero's story.