Fri, Nov 1, 2013 - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm Book Signing
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As Veterans Day approaches, come hear a candid discussion with combat veterans who turned to art after coming home from war. Together, their paintings, photographs and a newly published novel form a vital conversation on the real cost of war, including battles with PTSD, military sexual trauma and the quest for a “normal” life.
Congresswoman Speier moderated a discussion with combat veterans on the trauma of battle. The three veterans - Ari Sonnenberg, a multiple tour veteran and platoon sergeant in Iraq; Michelle Wilmot, an Iraq medic who helped conduct house raids in a rare use of women in combat by the military; and Drew Mendelson, an artillery officer in Vietnam - have turned to art after coming home from combat.
Drew Mendelson Artillery Forward Officer, Vietnam War; Author, Song Ba To and A Shepherd to Fools
Ari Sonnenberg Iraq War Veteran (multiple tours); Artist
Michelle (Wilmot) Dallocchio Iraq War Veteran; Member of Team Lioness, a female unit that performed house raids and personnel searches; Artist
Jackie Speier Member of Congress (D-CA); Member, House Armed Services Committee – Moderator
Location: The Commonwealth Club of California: San Francisco 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105 - See more at:
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 non-members, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)