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Google Hangout: Arts and Health in the Military

Have you been following the National Initiative for Arts and Health in the Military, and want to learn more about how the arts can help heal our veterans and active duty military members? Maybe you’ve read our White Paper: Arts, Health, and Well Being Across the Military Continuum – a product of this initiative – but have questions.

Americans for the Arts is hosting a Google Hangout on Arts, Health, and the Military tomorrow, Tuesday, November 19th, at 4:00 p.m. EST. The following expert panelists will join our CEO and President, Robert Lynch, in discussing how these sectors can collaborate – and have been collaborating- to better our country as a whole. 

  • Ron Capps (Army), Veterans Writing Program
  • Roman Baca (Marines), Exit 12 Dance Company
  • Gayla Elliot, Art Therapist, Camp Lejeune North Carolina, an active-duty, Marine Corps training facility
  • Rachel Brink, Chief of VA—PRRC (Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center), Tampa; partners with the locally-based African American Theatre company, Carpetbag Theatre, on the production of “Speed Killed My Cousin,” the story about an African-American female soldier’s struggle with PTSD and “Moral Injury.”

If you have your own questions for these speakers, please tweet them @Americans4Arts using the hashtag #artsandmilitary, and we will ask them live!

Steps to join/view/participate in tomorrow’s Google Hangout:

  • View the Arts & Health in the Military Hangout live by going to our YouTube channel at 4pm on Tuesday, November 19th: http://www.youtube.com/americansforthearts
  • If you want to chat on the Google hangout (participate live, as opposed to just watching on YouTube) go to the Hangout page and login to your gmail account (which you need to participate)
  • To join the event, click the “yes I’m going” button after following the link to the hangout: http://bit.ly/17wA1qX (also linked numerous places above)

We look forward to discussing these important advancements in arts and healing with our military members tomorrow!

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