'Served Like A Girl' at UNO Wednesday

News Release Date: 
April 16, 2018

For Immediate Release
‘Served Like A Girl ’ to Screen in Omaha April 18

LINCOLN, Neb. (April 16, 2018) – NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is partnering with members of the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Student Veterans Organization (SVO) as they honor the nearly 7,000 U.S. military members killed in service during the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars in a week-long tribute on the UNO campus.

As part of the remembrance activities, NET will host a film screening and discussion of “Served Like a Girl” at noon on Wednesday, April 18, in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, Room 101.  The documentary chronicles the lives of female veterans as they compete for the crown of Ms. Veteran America. While struggling with PTSD, divorce, serious illness and military sexual abuse, competing in Ms. Veteran America ignites an emotional roller coaster for the women whose stories build through their personal drama to the grand finale of the Ms. Veteran America event. The film’s goal is to give the audience a deepened understanding of the diverse women who join the military and what happens to them when they return from war.

From April 16 - 20, members of the SVO will recognize the service men and women who died in service of their country with “Tribute to the Fallen,” an event featuring the placement of an American flag for each fallen military member in UNO’s Pep Bowl and the reading of the names of each fallen man and woman they represent.

The week-long remembrance begins today with an opening ceremony in the plaza of UNO’s Milo Bail Student Center from noon to 1 p.m. The ceremony will feature performances from the Offutt Air Force Base Band, a presentation of colors from the Creighton University Color Guard and remarks from veteran and author Sharon Robino-West.

Other events taking place throughout the week include a “Mav Vet Fair” featuring local vendors providing services and support to military service men and women; yoga and meditation events specifically designed for veterans; and a celebratory barbeque in Elmwood Park.

The final names to be recognized as part of the Tribute to the Fallen will be read from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 20. A list of dates and times for each event are included below:

Tuesday, April 17 – Mav Vet Fair
Location: Milo Bail Student Center Atrium
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18 – Film Screening “Served Like A Girl”
Location: College of Public Affairs and Community Service, Room 101
Time: Noon

Thursday, April 19 – Mav Vet Yoga
Location: Health and Kinesiology Building, Room 143
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.

Thursday, April 19 – Mav Vet Meditation
Location: Health and Kinesiology Building, Room 143
Time: 2 – 3 p.m.

Friday, April 20 – Barbeque Celebration
Location: Elmwood Park
Time: 2:30 p.m.

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Contact: MJ Winquest, 402-470-6247, mjwinquest@netNebraska.org

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