Archive for Monday, November 5, 2012

Two Veterans Day programs offered at KCKCC

November 5, 2012

Kansas City Kansas Community College will celebrate Veteran’s Day with two free programs on Monday, Nov. 12.

The third annual “Veterans Speak Program” is set 9-10 a.m., followed at 10 a.m. by the documentary, “American GI Forum,” both presented in the Intercultural Center.

In the first program, a panel of six U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force veterans from Desert Storm, Desert Shield and the Iraqi conflict will discuss their experiences while serving around the word in the defense of freedom in the “Veterans Speak Program.” All are current students, faculty or staff members at KCKCC.

Sponsored by the Political Science Department, Students for Global Peace, Ralph Bunche Society, KCKCC Library and Intercultural Center, the panel will be moderated by Dr. Ewa Unoke, professor of Political Science. A question and answer session will follow the remarks.

Rudy Padilla, the Kansas City chapter commander of the American GI Forum, will present a 20-minute segment from the documentary “American GI Forum” at 10 a.m. The Forum dedicates its efforts to addressing issues relevant to veterans and their families, and moreover, the direct impacts on the Latino community in the areas of education, employment, political representation and health services.

The event is sponsored by the Student Organization of Latinos, International Student Organization and the Intercultural Center.

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