Read about the corresponding exhibition Soldiers' Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Combat Paper Project was formed to help veterans cope with experiences in war. The processes include making paper out of their old uniforms to then create art on them as well as many other creative outlets to connect to fellow veterans. The Combat Paper Project has exhibits and workshops available to further expand their knowledge as well as connect on a more national level with others.
Today's event is panel discussion on women and the military with Combat Paper representatives Tina Drakulich, Jo Meacham, and Luana Ritch with U-M's Megan Sweeney.
About the discussants:
Tina Drakulich is president of the David J. Drakulich Art Foundation in Reno. Her son David was killed in 2008 in Chagali, Afghanistan.
Lt. Col. Jo Meacham is retired from the Nevada Air National Guard.
Luana Ritch is retired from the U.S. Army.
Megan Sweeney is associate professor of English, Afroamerican and AfricanWom studies, and women's studies at the University of Michigan.