June 4, 2015

Calling all New York City Area Moms

Do you want to be share your story? Come to a special event honoring all mothers who have children who have served in the military. This unique Warmamas event on June 13th allows you to learn more about being heard.  I am so disappointed I will not be able to attend-it is my nephew’s wedding and it looks like all four of my children (knock on wood!) might be there. It will be the first time in two years since our book photograph was taken we will all be together.

I think this event is so worthwhile and I wish I could be in two places at a time! Please scroll down below and if you are able please attend and use your voice to tell our stories. I would love to hear from any of you who might be able to go. What better place to be than with a bunch of your fellow military moms from the Sisterhood-unless you are with your own children 🙂 Please go and represent us!

There is no bigger gift than taking time to listen-there is no greater satisfaction than being heard.

Here is the detailed information.2559a4_112f869e4e17cf6b1982fe018dca5955.jpg_srz_p_592_510_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz

 

The League of Women Voters of the City of New York is hosting a Warmamas’ screening event on 6/13 for soldiers’ mothers. The event will honor all mothers whose children have served in the military. Warmamas provides the platform for these mothers to share their experiences. It believes in the importance of a mother’s story and the need for it to be heard, recorded, and archived for future generations. You are invited to learn how you or any veteran’s mother can participate in this national conversation.

Interviews will be scheduled at the 6/13 event. Recordings will begin the following day. Additional recording dates can be scheduled upon request. We are also proud to announce the participation of StoryCorps in this initiative and that of the Mayor’s Office of Veteran Affairs with its Director, Commissioner Loree Sutton, describing the office’s role in dealing with the needs and issues of the city’s veterans and their families and Janine Lutz, founder of the LCpl Janos V Lutz Live to Tell Foundation, now serving countless veterans with PTSD in South Florida and Texas.

Join Us

The League of Women Voters

of the City Of New York 4 W 43rd Street #613

NYC 10036
Saturday June 13th from 3 to 5pm

For more information, call Patricia Figueroa Sowers at 786-493- 0892

About Us

The League of Women Voters of the City of New York

The League is a nonpartisan political organization created to improve our government and impact public policy through citizen education and advocacy. The League’s enduring vitality comes from its unique decentralized structure; working at the national, state, and local levels. The League neither supports nor opposes candidates or political parties at any level of government. While reflecting the present needs of society, the League remains true to its basic purpose: to make democracy work for all citizens.(www.lwvnyc.org/about.html)

Warmamas

Warmamas is a nonprofit nonpartisan organization created for the mothers of soldiers who serve – or have served – in our military. It provides the mothers of these soldiers a platform so each can tell her own story, each narrative a part of our country’s ongoing history and each contributing to an increased awareness of the sacrifices made by soldiers’ families every day. These voices contribute to a deeper understanding of the complexities and effects of war on our society as a whole. (Warmamas.com)

StoryCorps

As a national nonprofit, StoryCorps’ mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, preserve, and share their stories. Each week, millions of Americans listen to StoryCorps’ award-winning broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition. (storycorps.org)

The Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs (MOVA)

MOVA advises the Mayor on issues and initiatives impacting the veteran and military community. MOVA works with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs (NYSDVA), City Agencies, veteran’s organizations and other stakeholders to offer services to veterans, their

dependents and survivors. (www.nyc.gov/html/vets/html/)

The LCpl Janos V Lutz Live to Tell Foundation

The LCpl Janos V Lutz Live to Tell Foundation is a nonprofit nonpartisan foundation dedicated to decrease veteran suicide as a result of Post-Traumatic Stress by focusing on Post-Traumatic Growth and by providing support for returning veterans and their families. (http://lcpllutzlivetotell.org)

For more information, call Patricia Figueroa Sowers at 786-493- 0892

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