When our service members take an oath to protect our country, our country should also protect them. However, sexual violence in the US military is a growing epidemic that has been ignored for far too long. This panel will discuss how we can support our service members who are struggling with visible and invisible wounds. We will also look at the leadership approach of women of color, active duty and retired, who are leading military sexual violence reform, and identify how can others be supportive of them.
Adelaide Kahn, Director of Programs and Policy, Protect Our Defenders
Lucy Del Gaudio, Grassroots Veterans Efforts and MSV survivor
Melissa Bryant, Grassroots Veterans Efforts and MSV survivor