By spotlighting the many faces of this diverse and important segment of the Philadelphia community, “IANI” aims to increase awareness and dialogue about women veterans, as well as open viewers’ eyes to the myriad contributions, needs and experiences of women who have and are still serving in the military.
The VMC’s Women Veterans Center is one of the few facilities to in that nation tailored to the unique needs of military women. We offer comprehensive resources to each at their individual point of need. Through “IANI” and our Art Therapy program, women veterans have shared not only their images in portraits to be displayed but also unique pieces of art including a series of masks; showing what is felt on the inside is often overlooked on the outside.
MEET THE VETERANS
On Thursday, February 28th from 12:00pm to 2:00pm join the VMC’s Women Veterans Center for a Community Reception showcasing Philadelphia’s version of the successful “I Am Not Invisible”portrait exhibit. In partnership with the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, The Philadelphia Veterans Advisory Commission, The Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy all are welcome to kick-off Women’s History Month with a celebratory event.
Through 32 individual portrait photographs, we will showcase the service, strength, and diversity of Women Veterans from the Greater Philadelphia Area. Alongside their portraits, military women have created unique pieces of art to be displayed. By showcasing this series we hope to educate the public to the diversity of the Veteran demographic, and celebrate the service of Women Veterans in our area.
Speaking program will begin at 12:45 p.m. with light refreshments served.
NOTE: Please leave extra time to enter through northwest side of City Hall. Be prepared to go through security, and have any bags/purses etc. searched.
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