Stories From The Front: Pain, Betrayal, And Resilience On The MST Battlefield

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Join the Working Women’s Network, Yale Latino Networking Group, and Yale Veterans Network for a conversation with Colonel Lisa Carrington Firmin, about her book, Stories From The Front: Pain, Betrayal, And Resilience On The MST Battlefield. Register today for your chance to win a free copy of the book!

Bronze Star-decorated combat commander Colonel Lisa Carrington Firmin outlines her own experiences with military sexual trauma (MST) and recounts the stories of 13 others: veterans as well as active-duty women and men who are bravely sharing their stories of sexual assault and sexual harassment while serving in the United States military. Stories from the Front: Pain, Betrayal and Resilience on the MST Battlefield authentically captures experiences and carefully tells their stories of trauma and the resilience and empowerment they display in their lives.

Colonel Lisa Carrington Firmin retired as the highest ranking Latina in the Air Force. She survived sexual assault and harassment in officer training school, but used that pain to fuel her success and her fight for equity. Almost 20% of service members in the military are Hispanic, yet less than 2% of military leadership is Hispanic. Carrington Firmin is fighting to change that.

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