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Blue Star Mothers Panel Discussion, Nov. 8

  • Published: October 26, 2010

Highlights

  • A panel discussion with the Rochester chapter of the Blue Star Mothers
  • Monday, November 8, at 7 p.m. in the Nazareth College Arts Center, room A13
  • It is open to the public

For More Information

Julie Long at (585) 389-2456

Blue Star Mothers Panel Discussion, Nov. 8

The Nazareth College School of Education’s Graduate Literacy programs presents a special panel discussion with the Rochester chapter of the Blue Star Mothers on Monday, November 8, at 7 p.m. in the Nazareth College Arts Center, room A13. It is open to the public. The discussion centers around author Tim O’Brien’s book The Things They Carried. His critically acclaimed book about the Vietnam War is featured as part of the Fall Read program with Writers and Books. For more information on the Nazareth event, contact Julia Postler, (585) 389-2993 or jpostle3@naz.edu. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618. For more information about the Fall Read visit: www.wab.org.  

Nazareth’s contribution to the Fall Read is a panel discussion with the Blue Star Mothers talking about The Things They Carried which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. They are mothers from around the Rochester area who currently have or did have children in the military.

As part of the event Nazareth is collecting new articles of clothing. The clothes will be donated to support the Wounded Warrior Transition Brigade at Walter Reed Medical Center (WRMC). The clothing drive provides clothes to families staying to be with wounded family members. Families arrive urgently without clothes and might need an extended stay or it is difficult to leave WRAMC to shop. Attendees of the book discussion are encouraged to donated new articles of clothing consisting of workout pants and shorts in a variety of sizes, athletic socks, underwear, sports bras, and gift cards to Target or Walmart.

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