The New Rapid Deployment: Resources for Returning Veterans

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 4:30pm to Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 3:00pm EST
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th Fl. & Trinity Wall Street, 74 Trinity Place, 2nd Fl., NYC
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Thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are returning home to New York City. Though few funders consider veterans’ issues to be a direct part of their mission, many of our members still want to support these returning New Yorkers.  We invite you to learn more by joining us for a daylong conference highlighting some of the creative and successful programs supporting veterans across myriad program areas. Hear from peers across the country who are helping veterans reintegrate into their lives and hometowns, and find out about the most urgent priorities and needs from our panelists (as well as the largest gaps in government programs). We hope you will join us.
Special thanks to our partners the Disability Funders Network, The New York Community Trust and Trinity Wall Street (also our host for this event).
This program is "Mostly Open." Follow @PhilanthropyNY or #PNYVets to learn more!
December 3, 2012 5:30-8:00 PM at Philanthropy New York
Interested members are invited to join us on December 3rd for a screening of The Invisible War at Philanthropy New York. The film will be followed by a panel discussion. 
About “The Invisible War”
A female soldier today in Iraq or Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. From Oscar®- and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated; Twist of Faith) comes The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America's most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. Premiering at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the esteemed Audience Award, the film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,000 violent sex crimes in the military in 2010. The Invisible War exposes the epidemic, breaking open one of the most under-reported stories of our generation to the nation and the world.




December 4, 2012 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Trinity Wall Street, 74 Trinity Place, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006
7:30 to 8:00 AM Registration & Check- In

8:15 to 9:15 AM Opening Plenary Session/Breakfast


Morning Sessions

Cracking the Books: Ensuring our Returning Veterans’ Education Experience
Veterans at Work: Continuing to Serve at Home

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Raul Perea-Henze, M.D., M.P.H, Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning, Deptartment of Veterans Affairs
Afternoon Sessions:
Returning Home: How Visible and Invisible Mental Health Issues challenge successful reintegration for Veterans
Families- Collateral Damage on the Home Front

2:45 to 3:00 PM Closing Remarks