Women Veterans Fair

October 27, 2012 7:29:11 AM PDT
There are about 64,000 women veterans in Illinois, but compared to male veterans, women hardly ever access services and benefits to help them with the issues they face, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), resiliency, and transitioning back into civilian life.

Now the first-ever Women Veterans Fair in Glen Ellyn (www.cod.edu/news-events/news/12_october/12_womenveterans.aspx) wants to change that.

The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs (IDVA) and the College of DuPage are co-hosting the child-friendly event, and Erica Borggren, Director, Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs, stopped by our ABC7 studio to tell us about it.

Illinois Women Veterans Fair
Saturday, October 27, 12 p.m.
College of DuPage
Student Services Center
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL

Schedule of Events:
Noon to 4 p.m.: Resource booths open
1:30 p.m.: Opening ceremony featuring keynote by IDVA Director Erica Borggren
2:30 to 4 p.m.: Workshops on PTSD/MST, Resiliency and Transitioning
4:15 p.m.: Screening in the Veterans Lounge of "The Invisible War," a documentary by Oscar- and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick about the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military


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