As part of California Humanities’ statewide initiative War Comes Home and CA Reads 2014, the Riverside County Library System will present a Public Conversation event, Back in the World: Adjusting to Life After War, on August 21, 2014, from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Louis Robidoux Library on 5840 Mission Blvd in Jurupa Valley (Riverside).
The event will include a panel discussion about the challenges facing veterans as they return home from Iraq, Afghanistan, and other combat zones across the globe. As conflict in the region again escalates, this conversation is ever more timely.
Panelists will include:
• Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA), Member, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs House
• Jackie Kozich, 2nd Class Petty Officer, US Navy, UC Riverside graduate, participated in rescue of Capt. Phillips from Somali pirates
• Karyn Young-Lowe, MSW, Founder/CEO of LightHouse Social Service Centers for veterans, a nonprofit agency in Moreno Valley
This forum will be moderated by David Glidden Ph.D, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, UC Riverside and former Cal Humanities board member.