Fall 2015 Events
In conjunction with Veterans Week 2015 and CR’s 2015/16 Book of the Year, The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers, CR’s Veterans Resource Center and Book of the Year Committee are proud to announce two free screenings of the 2007 documentary Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience for all students and staff.
The first screening will take place on our Del Norte campus in Crescent City on Thursday, 11/5, at 1:00 pm in DM 15.
And the second screening will be on our Eureka campus Thursday, 11/12, at 3:00 pm in HU 110.
A discussion moderated by student and staff veterans will follow both screenings. And snacks will be available (the DN event is a potluck).
A unique documentary about troops' experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, based on writings by soldiers, Marines, and air men, Operation Homecoming has been described as “… a remarkable portrait of troops at war - the complexities, doubts, and fears - written with honesty…” with interviews with famous writers who are also veterans such as Tim O'Brien, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Tobias Wolff among others.
More information about the film can be found here
More information about CR’s Veterans Resource Center can be found here.
Look for the Book of the Year at the CR Football team's "Salute to the Military" on Saturday 9/19, during the home game with Cabrillo College at 1:00 pm. “Honoring our Veterans and our current military is important, not only
to the college, but to our program where we focus on the some of the
values we share with the military: dignity, hard-work, integrity and
teamwork” says head coach Frank Borba.
Look for the Book of the Year at the North Coast Stand Down, 10/2 and 10/3, at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds, Ferndale.