"VISIONS OF WARRIORS" TO SCREEN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE

We’re thrilled to announce that “Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the University of California, Irvine on Tuesday, 5/28/19, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We’re deeply honored to screen our documentary at one of the leading universities in the country, where many of our family and friends have attended. The screening is presented by the UCI’s Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, Center for Medical Humanities, and Office of Inclusive Excellence. Thank you to the Adey Nyamathi, the Founding Dean & Distinguished Professor of the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing; the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing; Danilo Caputo; the Center for Medical Humanities; Doug Haynes, the Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion; the Office of Inclusive Excellence; Karen Heath; and UCI for this incredible honor. Special thanks to Adey Nyamathi for all her support for our film.

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai:
Tuesday, 5/28/19, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
University of California, Irvine
Berk Hall
802 W. Peltason Dr.
Irvine, CA 92617

To learn more about the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing:
https://uci.edu/academics/nursing-science.php

To learn more about the UCI Center for Medical Humanities:
https://www.humanities.uci.edu/medicalhumanities/

To learn more about the UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence:
https://inclusion.uci.edu/about/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE FREMONT MAIN LIBRARY

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“Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the Fremont Main Library on Sunday, 5/26/19, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. We’re very excited that our documentary will be returning to the San Francisco Bay area, where it was made. The Fremont Main Library and the Dublin Library are two libraries within the Alameda Country Library system that offer Veterans Resource Centers. Created by a partnership between the California public libraries and the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), these Veterans Resource Centers connect veterans and their families to benefits and services for which they are eligible. The Fremont Main Library’s community partner for this screening is the Fremont Family Resource Center. According to their site, they are “a welcoming place where families and individuals are nurtured, encouraged, and provided quality services to build on their own strengths to help themselves and others.” This event is made possible by a partnership between the California Center for the Book and Veterans Connect @ the Library. Thank you to you Julianna Opel, Fremont Main Library, their Veterans Connect @ the Library program, the Alameda County Library system, and the California Center for the Book for this great opportunity.

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai
Sunday, 5/26/19, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fremont Main Library
Fukaya Room B
2400 Stevenson Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94538

510-745-1400

To learn more about the library:
https://guides.aclibrary.org/fremont

To learn more about the Fremont Family Resource Center:
https://www.fremont.gov/228/Family-Resource-Center

To learn more about “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans”:
https://calbook.org/programs/californians-community-conversations-with-veterans/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE SANTA MARIA PUBLIC LIBRARY

We’re thrilled to announce that “Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the Santa Maria Public Library on Monday, 5/6/19, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month. Through its Veterans Connect @ the Library program, this library connects veterans and their families to benefits and services for which they’re eligible. National Mental Health Awareness Month raises awareness about and educates the public on mental health as well as reduces the stigma of mental illness. Thank you to Jose Gaytan, Joanne Britton, the Santa Maria Public Library, their Veterans Connect @ the Library program, and the California Center of the Book for this great honor. 

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai
Monday, 5/6/19, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Santa Maria Public Library
421 South McClelland Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454

805-925-0994

To learn more about the library: 
https://www.cityofsantamaria.org/city-government/departments/library

To learn more about “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans”: 
https://calbook.org/programs/californians-community-conversations-with-veterans/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE RIVERSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY / SSGT. SALVADOR J. LARA CASA BLANCA LIBRARY

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“Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the Riverside Public Library / SSgt. Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library on Monday, 3/18/19, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This screening is part of a series of events dedicated to veterans—the InLandia Institute Veterans Writing Workshop on Monday, 3/11/19 at 4:00 p.m. and “Proud to be of Service” Art Program on Monday, 3/25/19 at 4:00 p.m. These events are made possible by “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans,” a partnership between the California Center for the Book and Veterans Connect @ the Library. The library’s community partner for this screening is the InLandia Institute. According to their site, their mission is to “recognize, support, and expand literary activity in all of its forms in the Inland Empire by publishing books and sponsoring programs that deepen people’s awareness, understanding, and appreciation of this unique, complex and creatively vibrant region.” Thank you so much to Tina Zdilor, Jon Andersen, the Riverside Public Library / SSgt. Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library, their Veterans Connect @ the Library program, the InLandia Institute, and the California Center for the Book for this great opportunity.

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai:
Monday, 3/18/19, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Riverside Public Library / SSgt. Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library
2985 Madison St.
Riverside, CA 92504

951-826-2120

To learn more about the screening:
https://riversideca.gov/calendar/item.aspx?id=22275

To learn more about the library:
https://www.riversideca.gov/library/

To learn more about the Inlandia Institute:
http://inlandiainstitute.org/

To learn more about “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans”:
https://calbook.org/programs/californians-community-conversations-with-veterans/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” IS IN THE CANADIAN ART THERAPY ASSOCIATION’S “ENVISAGE”

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We’re very excited to announce that “Visions of Warriors” is in the Canadian Art Therapy Association’s beautiful online magazine, “Envisage.” Founded in 1977, the respected Canadian Art Therapy Association or Association Canadienne d’Art Therapie (CATA-ACAT) unites and promotes the emerging profession of art therapy in Canada. According to their site, Envisage is “not only a vibrant platform for art therapists to be recognized for their work and learn from each others’ diverse practices, it is also a valuable tool to promote the innovative work of art therapists in other professional fields and communities.” We’re deeply honored to share our documentary with the thriving Canadian art therapy community. Thank you to Patricia Ki, Amanda Gee, and the Canadian Art Therapy Association for this great honor.

To learn more about the Canadian Art Therapy Association:
https://www.canadianarttherapy.org/

To access the magazine on their site:
https://www.canadianarttherapy.org/online-magazine/

To download a PDF of the magazine. 

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE WOODWARD PARK REGIONAL LIBRARY IN FRESNO, CA

We’re thrilled to announce that “Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the Woodward Park Regional Library in Fresno, CA on Tuesday, 4/23/19, at 6:00 p.m. This library is part of the extensive Fresno County Public Library system, which offers Veterans Resource Centers at their Central Branch Library and Betty Rodriguez Branch Library. This screening is made possible by “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans,” a partnership between the California Center for the Book and Veterans Connect @ the Library. The library’s community partner for this screening is CalVet (California Department of Veterans Affairs). According to their site, “CalVet strives to ensure that its veterans of every era and their families get the state and federal benefits and services they have earned and deserve as a result of selfless and honorable military service.” Ryan Gardner, the clinical social worker who’s featured in the documentary, and Ming Lai, the director, will be attending the screening and participating in a Q&A afterward. Thank you to Jessica Hall, the Woodward Park Regional Library, the Fresno County Public Library, Annette Wholaver, CalVet, and the California Center for the Book for this huge honor! Special thanks to Martha Vungkhanching and California State University, Fresno for helping us to promote the screening.

Screening and Q&A with Ryan Gardner and Ming Lai
Tuesday, 4/23/19, 6:00 p.m.
Woodwood Park Regional Library
944 E. Perrin Ave.
Fresno, CA 93720

559-600-3135

To learn more about the library:
http://www.fresnolibrary.org/branch/wdwd.html

To learn more about CalVet:
https://www.calvet.ca.gov/

To learn more about “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans”:
https://calbook.org/programs/californians-community-conversations-with-veterans/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE INGLEWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY

We’re excited to announce that “Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the Inglewood Public Library on Monday, 3/25/19, at 5:30 p.m. According to their site, their mission is to “provide information, educational, and recreational services and resources responsive to the library’s diverse communities.” One of the many reasons why we love Los Angeles is the extensive library system which serves the city’s diverse communities. This screening is made possible by “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans,” a partnership between the California Center for the Book and Veterans Connect @ the Library. We deeply appreciate the West Los Angeles Vet Center for being the community partner for this screening. Thank you to Ritse Adefolalu, the Inglewood Public Library, Sharon Anderson-Fields, the West Los Angeles Vet Center, and the California Center for the Book for this wonderful opportunity.

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai:
Monday, 3/25/19, 5:30 p.m.
Inglewood Public Library
101 W. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90301

310-412-5380

To learn more about the library:
https://www.cityofinglewood.org/787/Inglewood-Public-Library

To learn more about the West Los Angeles Vet Center:
https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=516

To learn more about “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans”:
https://calbook.org/programs/californians-community-conversations-with-veterans/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT E.P. FOSTER LIBARY IN VENTURA, CA

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“Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the E.P. Foster Library in Ventura, CA on Saturday, 2/9/19, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This screening is made possible by “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans,” a partnership between the California Center for the Book and Veterans Connect @ the Library. According to the library’s site, their mission is to inspire their community to “explore, discover, and connect.” Through this great program, they’re able to connect with veterans and their families and, in turn, connect them to the community and resources. Thank you to Irma Morales, E.P. Foster Library, and California Center for the Book for this wonderful opportunity.

Screening
Saturday, 2/9/19, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
E.P. Foster Library
Elizabeth R. Topping Room
651 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 90031

805-648-2716

To learn more about the screening:
https://www.vencolibrary.org/events/foster-vision-warriors-documentary

To learn more about the library:
https://www.vencolibrary.org/locations/ep-foster-library

To learn more about “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans”:
https://calbook.org/programs/californians-community-conversations-with-veterans/