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"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

War Comes Home: Public Conversations – How Far We’ve Come: LGBTQ Veterans & the Military

The San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch presented a Public Conversation event, How Far We’ve Come: LGBTQ Veterans & the Military.

The panel discussion, facilitated by Dr. Elizabeth Hillman, Professor of Law,Provost and Academic Dean of UC Hastings Law School, included Retired Navy Commander Zoe Dunning who successfully challenged the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy; Dr. Aaron Belkin, SFSU faculty member and founder of the Palm Center; and Major Jeffrey Mueller, Co-Chair of Out Serve Servicemembers’ Legal Defense Network Board of Directors.

This program was one of a series of five Public Conversations organized by California Humanities, in partnership with the California State Library, the University of California Humanities Research Institute, hosted by partner public libraries.

 

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