Join us for the last three public conversations in our summer series! We’re hosting panel discussions across the state to launch our statewide initiative War Comes Home, which aims to raise awareness of the veteran experience and promote dialogue about war and its aftermath in communities across the state.
On Sunday, August 10th, from 2:00 – 3:30 pm, Los Angeles Public Library will host Celluloid Soldiers: Veterans Through Hollywood’s Lens at the Mark Taper Auditorium in Central Library.
The panel will include documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick, Academy/Emmy Award nominated director/writer, The Invisible War , (2012 documentary about Military Sexual Assault). Jean Oppenheimer, former Pres., LA Film Critic’s Association, writer for American Cinematographer, and Brayden Yoder, writer, director, screenwriter, and US Army Iraq war veteran.
The forum will be moderated by David Theo Goldberg, Ph.D, Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and Executive Director of the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub. Special thanks to our community partner, United States Veterans Artists Alliance for their assistance with this program.
Other conversations will take place at the Sacramento Public Library on Sunday, August 17th, and the Louis Robidoux Branch of Riverside County Library System on August 21st. More details will be available soon on our website.
These programs are part of a series of events organized by Cal Humanities in partnership with the California State Library and the University of California Humanities Research Institute, hosted by partner public libraries that will lead up to our statewide read of veteran best-selling author Karl Marlantes’ memoir What It Is Like to Go to War this fall. Visit our California Reads webpage for information and resources.