The Art and Soul of Combat Veterans
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, Iraq War U.S. Army Veteran; Member, Team Lioness, a female unit that performed house raids and personnel searches; Author, Quixote in Ramadi: An Indigenous Account of Imperialism
Jackie Speier, Member of Congress (D-CA); Member, House Armed Services Committee – Moderator
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.
Location: SF Club Office
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)
Also know: Part of the Club's Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation
The Commonwealth Club
555 Post St.
San Francisco, 94102