CR presents screening of ‘When I Came Home’; series of talks about veterans follows film

College of the Redwoods will screen the documentary film, "When I Came Home," on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the CR Performing Arts Theater. The film will be followed by a discussion panel led by veterans and service providers. This event is free and open to the public.

"When I Came Home" is a film about homeless veterans in America: from those who served in Vietnam to those returning from the war in Iraq. The film looks at the challenges faced by returning combat veterans and the battle many must fight for the benefits promised to them.

Through the story of Herold Noel, an Iraq War veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and living out of his car in Brooklyn, "When I Came Home" reveals a failing system and the veteran’s struggle to survive after returning from the war.

The documentary screening event will be followed by five faculty-led discussion sessions to occur throughout the month of February.

- Tuesday, Feb. 11 from noon to 1 p.m. in room HU 127: boots to books, Crystal Morse, CR student vet center

- Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 3 to 4 p.m. in room SC 202: diagnosis and treatment for PTSD, Michelle Haggerty and Deanna Hererra-Thomas, CR psychology faculty

- Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in room SC 204: creating caring networks in a mobile society, Justine Shaw, CR anthropology faculty

- Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in room SC 208: sensitive communication with veterans for non-vets, Lisa Sayles CR communications faculty

- Thursday, Feb. 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in room HU 115: good discipline, bad paper, and homelessness, Michael Dennis CR economics faculty

For more information on this event, contact CR sociology professor Dana Maher at 707-476-4539 or email dana-maher@redwoods.edu.

followed by a series of talks about veterans

College of the Redwoods will screen the documentary film, When I Came Home, on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the CR Performing Arts Theater. The film will be followed by a discussion panel led by veterans and service providers. This event is free and open to the public.

When I Came Home is a film about homeless veterans in America: from those who served in Vietnam to those returning from the war in Iraq. The film looks at the challenges faced by returning combat veterans and the battle many must fight for the benefits promised to them.

Through the story of Herold Noel, an Iraq War veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and living out of his car in Brooklyn, When I Came Home reveals a failing system and the veteran’s struggle to survive after returning from the war.

The documentary screening event will be followed by five faculty-led discussion sessions to occur throughout the month of February.

- Tuesday, Feb. 11 from noon to 1 p.m. in room HU 127: boots to books, Crystal Morse, CR student vet center

- Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in room SC 202: diagnosis and treatment for PTSD, Michelle Haggerty and Deanna Hererra-Thomas, CR psychology faculty

- Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in room SC 204: creating caring networks in a mobile society, Justine Shaw, CR anthropology faculty

- Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room SC 208: sensitive communication with veterans for non-vets, Lisa Sayles CR communications faculty

- Thursday, Feb. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in room HU 115: good discipline, bad paper, and homelessness, Michael Dennis CR economics faculty

For more information on this event, please contact CR sociology professor Dana Maher at 707-476-4539 or email dana-maher@redwoods.edu.

SUBMITTED PHOTO

Harold Noel in a still photo from the film When I Came Home.

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