MSU Denver Calendar Event
Event Name: "Body of War" Film Screening
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Location: The Mercury Café, 2199 California Street
Event Status: Passed
Category: Campus Wide Events
Description: March 19 marks the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. While the war may officially be “over” and has faded from the minds of many Americans, the casualties continue to mount. Thousands of veterans, service members and Iraqi civilians continue to deal with the mental and physical trauma that they suffered as a result of the war and daily violence and attacks continue in Iraq as part of the legacy of U.S. invasion.

Join Iraq Veterans Against the War, Civilian Soldier Alliance, and ArgusFest for a night of film and discussion about the continuing casualties of the war in Iraq and the struggles that injured vets face when they return from the battlefield. Following the screening, Iraq veterans will lead a discussion about the ongoing trauma caused by the Iraq War and the organizing work currently underway to improve veteran care in Denver.

About the movie:
In April, 2004 Army soldier Tomas Young was shot and paralyzed in Iraq. Body of War chronicles Tomas’s struggles with his injuries and his growing leadership as a veteran speaking out against the Iraq War. Today, nine years after being wounded in Iraq, Tomas’s deteriorating health has reached a breaking point.

Suggested Donation: $5
Start Time: 07:00pm
End Time: 09:00pm
Contact: Event Coordinator
Reservation: This event is not utilizing event reservations and is open to all.