Friday, March 13, 2009

In Their Boots road trip

By: Harry Waisbren

I just received the following facebook message from the In Their Boots Facebook group from Sandra Keats about the upcoming In Their Boots road trip. I'm a huge fan of their show and an even bigger fan of ensuring veterans get more media coverage (which I've been trying to do on my WYOU community access/web video program Mad Progress TV), so I'm looking forward to covering this and taking part as directly as I possibly can!

Here's a copy and paste of the Facebook message, and check out past episodes here:

Hello Friends of IN THEIR BOOTS!

I am pleased to announce that IN THEIR BOOTS is hitting the road for a 10-month national tour to highlight Iraq and Afghanistan veterans’ stories and explore ways to improve care for our service members and their families. Our first stop is in San Francisco, Saturday, March 21, 2009!

Last year, IN THEIR BOOTS produced 12 documentaries and garnered substantial media coverage in its effort to raise awareness for the sacrifices service members, veterans, and their families are making as our country continues to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Here is a summary of our work from 2008:

In 2009 we are set to produce 10 more documentary films, and we are taking them on the road. We will premiere one in a different city each month for the rest of the year. Join us in San Francisco to kick off the national tour with the premiere screening of "Broken Promise"—the story of three Iraq War vets who fell through the cracks of the system, and the Northern California program that saved them. Here is a sneak preview:

The Details:
Saturday March 21, 2009
2-4 PM
The Roxie Theater
3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion led by Fred Gusman, the founder of the Pathway Home. Mr. Gusman will be joined by veterans from his program, as well as other experts from veteran service organizations to discuss how The Pathway Home model can help the VA to better serve veterans who struggle with mental health.

The event is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating an RSVP is required, but does not guarantee admission. For more information and to RSVP please contact:

Nathan Havey
310-204-0448 x231

We look forward to seeing you there!

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