Women Veteran's Symposium

June 21, 2018 – Houston – As part of a multi-event, inaugural celebration for Women Veterans Day, Texas Woman’s University and Give An Hour will host “Because She Served: Women Veterans Community Symposium” Thursday, June 21, from 4 – 8 pm, at the TWU campus, 6700 Fannin, in the Texas Medical Center.

The event will bring together women veterans, researchers and subject matter experts for a community roundtable discussion on women veterans experience in healthcare disparity, body image and military sexual trauma.

Among the studies to be discussed by researchers are:

  • America’s Health Rankings® Health of Women Who Have Served study findings will be presented by the United Health Foundation. The study establishes a baseline portrait of the health of women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces compared to the health of women who have not served, with additional comparisons by age and race/ethnicity.
  • From Military Pride to Shameful Anguish, a study on military sexual trauma research by Wyona Freysteinson, Ph.D., MN, Associate Professor at TWU, and Tana Plescher US Navy Veteran and Outreach Coordinator for Grace After Fire.
  • The Experience of Women Veterans Seeking Healthcare, a look at seeking healthcare from the point of view of women veterans from all military branches and many eras of service to better understand their needs and challenges, by Ph.D. candidate Kimberly S. Landrum, MS. 

The event is open to the public and free parking is available to those who register. If you are unable to attend in person, the event will be livestreamed.

For more information, contact rstewart@giveanhour.org.


About Women Veterans Day

Women Veterans Day 2018 is the inaugural celebration of the passing of TX legislative, SB 805, from proposed House Bill 2698, which designates June 12th as Women Veterans Day in the State of Texas.  On June 12, 1948, the Women Veteran’s Armed Services Integration Act was signed into law which allowed women to serve as regular members of the military.  Women Veterans Day will serve to educate, validate and commemorate the immense contribution of the women who serve (d) in all branches of the US armed forces. For more information contact us at info@womenveteransday.com 

About TWU Houston

TWU Institute of Health Sciences – Houston Center is located in the heart of the largest medical center in the world, the Texas Medical Center, and offers undergraduate nursing degrees and advanced degrees in several health science programs. TWU Houston is one of three campuses of Texas Woman’s University. TWU is the largest public university in the nation primarily for women and has an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students on campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston. Since 1901, TWU has produced more than 88,000 graduates in fields vital to the growth and quality of life in Texas and the nation, including nursing, health care, education and business.

About Give An Hour

Give an Hour™ is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3), founded in September 2005 by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, a licensed clinical psychologist. At Give an Hour we believe that within our communities we have the resources to address many of the challenges that face society - challenges that often result in emotional pain and suffering. By harnessing the skills and generosity of citizens across our nation and around the world, we provide those in need with help and hope.

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