December 16

12/16 Friday

Community Strong 2016

  • Hofstra University’s Student Center in Hempstead, NY

This third presentation of Community Strong is titled: America’s Greatest Generations: One Team. One Legacy. Our keynote presentation will highlight veterans and their experiences spanning the generations from WWII through our current conflicts. This multi-layered presentations will be punctuated by a panel of veterans representing WWI, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War/War on Terror, and OIF/OEF/OND. The cultural influences that informed the military and reintegration experiences of each generation’s veterans will be explored, as well as commonalities related to service and war across eras.

Our afternoon session will feature a performance of Project 9Line’s Veteran Comedy Assault. This veteran-only comedy troupe will perform their comic sets, and it will be followed by a diverse panel featuring some of the Veteran Comedy Assault comedians and other veterans discussing the positive role that engaging the arts has played in their reintegration.

As always, Social Worker and CASAC CEU credits will be available, and breakfast and lunch are included!

During lunch we will also be handing out our 2016 Community Strong awards for veterans and civilians who have gone above and beyond to support our military community here on Long Island! We will be sending out nomination forms soon!

To discuss sponsorship and vendor table opportunities, please email Mike DeFalco at mdefalco@bridgebacktolife.com.