FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director Public Relations
Labette Community College
LCC Hosting Guest Speaker, Dr. Lori Holyfield
Labette Community College (LCC) and the LCC Diversity Council will be hosting guest speaker, Dr. Lori Holyfield, author of Veteran’s Journey Home: Life After Afghanistan and Iraq on Monday, April 16th, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Thiebaud Theatre. Dr. Holyfield will present the research she conducted for the book and the event will be followed by a reading and book signing in the LCC Cardinal Café. The Thiebaud Theatre and Cardinal Café are both located on LCC’s Main campus in Parsons, 200 S. 14th Street.
Veterans' Journeys Home is a vivid portrayal of military life and its aftermath for U.S. troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hearing the voices of those who have experienced combat and trauma, the reader will journey with women and men from basic training to active duty and the return to civilian life. Highlighting the challenges our veterans face in today's complex and changing military culture, the book depicts the sometimes haunting and visceral memories of returning soldiers, reveals conversations with mental health providers, and offers an alternative approach to healing the emotional wounds of war. Sociologist and activist Holyfield lets the voices of combat tell the story of war. For any reader seeking a deeper understanding of the special human challenges of the recent wars, her book is valuable to veterans of all wars, their families, and mental health communities, policymakers, and any reader invested in seeing that our nation's veterans receive a true welcome home.
For more information regarding this LCC Diversity event, please contact Kalynn Amundson, LCC Professor of Sociology, at (620) 820-1176 or by e-mail at email@example.com.