Seeing is Believing: Margaret Corbin & Military Women Since 1776

What we see informs what we believe we can be--and whether we believe women strengthen our military, our democracy, and our society. Do you see and believe the contributions of women in military service? Do you know the story of Margaret Corbin's military service in combat in Washington Heights, Manhattan, in 1776? Or the stories of women who served in combat from the Revolutionary War through our current era?

Join us for a panel talk, community discussion, and networking event to SEE and BELIEVE in the stories of women veterans! Speakers from the NYC Veterans Alliance, New York Historical Society, Backward Flag Brewing Co., GenEquality, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America will weigh in on women veterans in history, the consequences of women veterans not being visible, and how women veterans are leading efforts to close gaps in healthcare and services for women veterans and advoacate for equal opportunity for all those who serve, regardless of gender or gender identity. We'll also have a "guess that woman veteran" challenge, with prizes for participants with the most correct answers!

All are invited to spend this fun, informative, interative, and meaningful evening with us. We'll have snacks, plus beverages from Backward Flag Brewing Co. Providers of services for veterans & families will also be on hand to connect.

This event (including refreshments) is completely free. For those wishing to make a donation to support NYC Veterans Alliance's advocacy and programs, we are offering the following special donation rewards:

-- 4-pack of "Corbin's Cannon" Smoked Stout, canned beer brewed by women veterans at Backward Flag Brewing Co. to recognize Margaret Corbin and support our initiative to name the Manhattan VA Hospital in her honor

-- "Seeing is Believing" t-shirt by GenEquality

-- NYC Veterans Alliance t-shirt and sweatshirt

Donate by clicking on TICKETS and selecting any number of donation reward options as you'd like to take home with you!

Please RSVP here to help us have an accurate count of attendees.

Arrival Note: Civic Hall is located at 118 West 22nd Street,12th Floor. Please buzz 12A to enter the building.

Civic Hall is wheelchair accessible. To request an accommodation or language interpretation, please email [email protected] before Friday, April 19th.

April 22, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Civic Hall
118 W 22nd
12th floor
New York, NY 10011
United States
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Mike Muñoz ·

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