Women Veterans Focus Group Set for The American Legion’s Washington Conference

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American Legion will host a Women Veterans Focus Group on Feb. 28 in
conjunction with the organization’s 57th annual Washington Conference in
the nation’s capital.

The event, which will include lunch, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW,
Washington, D.C.

Last summer, the Legion conducted a Women’s Veteran Quality of Life
Survey that revealed that 60 percent of the more than 4,600 respondents
had experienced some form of military sexual trauma (MST); 50 percent
didn’t report the incident.

The purpose of the Legion’s focus group, which will be conducted by
American Legion Women and Minority Veteran Outreach staff, is to share
Department of Veterans Affairs resources and benefits for disabilities
caused by or related to MST. Focus group speakers will include VA staff
and representatives from the National Veteran Legal Service Program.

The audience will include local women veterans, as well as educators and
advocates from the Departments of Defense and VA sexual
harassment/assault prevention and response community.

To register for the Feb. 28 Women Veterans Focus Group, go to www.legion.org/register.

With a current membership of 2.2 million wartime veterans, The American
Legion, www.legion.org,
was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security,
veterans affairs, Americanism, and youth programs. Legionnaires work for
the betterment of their communities through more than 13,000 posts
across the nation.


The American Legion
John Raughter, 317-630-1253