March 13, 2008, hear from panelists who have been involved in organizing GIs and veterans to tell their stories and to take a stance. - Tod Ensign, attorney and a director of Citizen Soldier. - David Cortright, professor of peace studies at Notre Dame University. - Barry Romo, an anti-war activist and union activist for over 39 years, and national coordinator for Vietnam Veterans Against the War. - Kelly Dougherty, IVAW’s executive director, served as a medic and MP with the Colorado Army National Guard in the Balkans and Iraq. Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan featured testimony from U.S. veterans who served in those occupations, giving an accurate account of what has been really happening day in and day out, on the ground.The four-day event brought together veterans from across the country to testify about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan - and presented video and photographic evidence. In addition, there were panels of scholars, veterans, journalists, and other specialists to give context to the testimony. These panels covered everything from the history of the GI resistance movement to the fight for veterans' health benefits and support.
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