War Comes Home: An Evening with Aaron Glantz

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Wednesday February 18, 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WMNF & WSLR join together to present a screening of the documentary film When I Came Home, followed by a discussion with journalist Aaron Glantz, author of The War Comes Home.

Film Screening @ 7:00 pm

Author Q & A @ 8:30 pm

Admission ~ $10 advance/ $12 door

Tickets may be purchased through WMNF, web or phone & WSLR only ~ not at most regular WMNF ticket outlets.

About the Film When I Came Home (70min) is a film about homeless veterans in America: from those who served in Vietnam to those returning from the current war in Iraq. The film looks at the challenges faced by returning combat veterans and the battle many must fight for the benefits promised to them. Through the story of Herold Noel, an Iraq War veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and living in his car in Brooklyn, When I came Home reveals a failing system and the veteran's struggle to survive after returning from the war.

About the Author Aaron Glantz is an American journalist and author. In 2005 Aaron Glantz published his book How America Lost Iraq, in which he gives a voice to the Iraqis and tells how the U.S. government squandered, through a series of blunders and brutalities, the goodwill with which most Iraqis greeted the American invasion and the elation they felt at the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Glantz's second book, The War Comes Home, is the first book to systematically document the U.S. government's neglect of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Glantz, who reported extensively from Iraq during the first three years of this war and has been reporting on the plight of veterans ever since, levels a devastating indictment against the Bush administration for its bald neglect of soldiers and its disingenuous reneging on their benefits. Glantz interviewed more than one hundred recent war veterans, and here he intersperses their haunting first-person accounts with investigations into specific concerns, such as the scandal at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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Reply Leslie Freeman
9:30 AM on February 17, 2009 
Please give the location of Mr. Glantz's evening...is this the event at the Friends House (Quaker) Please let me know as i would like to attend,..Much Thanks, L. Freeman P.S. Great website, Thank You for bringing it together!!!