“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT CAMARENA MEMORIAL LIBRARY IN CALEXICO, CA

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“Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the Camarena Memorial Library in Calexico, California on Thursday, 6/27/19 at 5:30 p.m. The screening will be in honor of PTSD Awareness Day. According to their site, “Traditional and innovative library services, including the latest technology, are offered in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, which reflects the unique border community of Calexico.” The library offers a vital Veterans Resource Center, where “Veterans and their families can meet with trained volunteers, which are veterans themselves, and get connected to information and resources regarding health, education, employment, housing, and other benefits that they may be entitled to.” Thank you to the Camarena Memorial Library, their Veterans Connect @ the Library program, Martha Gomez, and Sandra Tauler for this great opportunity.

Screening:

Thursday, 6/27/19, 5:30 p.m.
850 Encinas Ave.
Calexico, CA

760-768-2170

To learn more about the screening:
https://calexicolibrary.org/events/visions-warriors-documentary

To download a flyer about the screening:
https://calexicolibrary.org/sites/calexicolibrary.org/files/attachments/2019VisionsofWarriors.pdf

To learn more about the library:
https://calexicolibrary.org/

To learn more about their Veterans Connect @ the Library program:
https://calexicolibrary.org/veteransconnect

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF ART THERAPISTS / INTERNATIONAL ART THERAPY PRACTICE/RESEARCH CONFERENCE

“Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the British Association of Art Therapists / International Art Therapy Practice/Research Conference on Saturday, 7/13/19, between 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Because this feature documentary is 93 minutes long, a 10-minute preview will be screened. The screening will take place at the historic Queen Mary University of London, whose history dates back to 1785. According to their site, the respected British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) is a “professional organization for art therapists in the UK” and “works to promote art therapy and provides professional support and advice to its members.” At its dynamic International Art Therapy Practice/Research Conference, “art therapists from 35 countries present the newest of practice innovations and research.” Thank you to Val Huet, Alex McDonald, and the British Association of Art Therapists for this great honor!

Screening:
Saturday, 7/13/19, between 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.*
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS

*A preview of the film will be screened.

To register for the International Art Therapy/Research Conference:
https://www.baat.org/Courses-Conferences/Conferences

To learn more about the British Association of Art Therapists:
https://www.baat.org/

To learn more about the Queen Mary University of London:
https://www.qmul.ac.uk/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH / VETERANS AND LOVED ONES RECOVERY (VALOR)

We’re excited to announce that “Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health / Veterans and Loved Ones Recovery (VALOR) on Wednesday, 5/15/19, at 12:30 p.m. in celebration of Mental Health Month. The screening will take place at their headquarters in the historic Bob Hope Patriotic Hall. According to their site, VALOR’s mission is to “provide mental health services to Veterans and their families, regardless of VA eligibility status and military discharge, in a supportive environment.” The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s mission, in turn, is to “optimize the hope, recovery, wellbeing, and life trajectory of Los Angeles County’s most vulnerable through access to care and resources that promote not only independence and personal recovery but also connectedness and community reintegration.” Built in 1916, the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall is a Los Angeles landmark, serving as the home of the Los Angeles Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and many veterans services organizations. Born and raised in L.A., we love our great city and are honored to participate in this special event. Thank you to Katherine Guerra, Aknessa Ananikya, Sarah Vongsack, Deborah Hooks, Veterans and Loved Ones Recovery (VALOR), and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Special thanks to Rita Murray of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Whittier for her generous support of our film.

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai
Wednesday, 5/15/19, 12:30 p.m.
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health / Veterans and Loved Ones Recovery (VALOR)
Bob Hope Patriotic Hall
1816 S. Figueroa St.
6th Floor, Bradley Conference Room
Los Angeles, CA 90015

*This screening is private and not open to the public.

To learn more about Veterans and Loved Ones Recovery (VALOR):
https://dmh.lacounty.gov/our-services/outpatient-services/valor/

To learn more about the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health:
https://dmh.lacounty.gov/https://dmh.lacounty.gov/

To learn more about the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall:
http://mva.lacounty.gov/bob-hope-patriotic-hall/

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

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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 Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing and the Center for Medical Humanities. Thank you to 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; Kristy Doan; 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

*RSVP Required

*To RSVP for the screening, please contact kheath1@uci.edu by 5/23/19.

Download a flyer about the screening.

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, the Fremont Family Resource Center, 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 screening:
https://events.aclibrary.org/event/5152519?hs=a

Download a flyer about the screening.

Download a press release about the screening.

To learn more about the library:

https://www.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

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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 for 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 see the library’s press release about the screening:
https://www.cityofsantamaria.org/Home/Components/News/News/11899/18

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.