WLIW will host a Breakfast and Learn about Veterans Coming Home, a collaborative, multi-platform public media project dedicated to elevating stories from veteran communities across the country – including right here in New York and New Jersey.
Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and led by Wisconsin Public Television, Veterans Coming Home builds on public media’s strengths to address the needs of veterans in local communities. WLIW is one of 14 public television stations conducting local efforts to communicate veterans’ stories through an online web series, set to launch this summer.
In addition to WLIW’s local efforts, Veterans Coming Home has enlisted the Chicago-based production company Kindling Group to tell veterans’ stories on a national level. On Thursday, June 2 at 9:30 a.m., Kindling Group will join WLIW for breakfast and conversation when they make their production stop in New York City.
WLIW is pleased that representatives from our local partner organizations, United Way of Long Island and the NYC Veterans Alliance, will be in attendance to join the conversation. This is the first event in what we hope will be a robust series of community engagement efforts with the veteran communities in our region.
This event is by invitation only. Check veterans.wliw.org in the coming days for photos and more from this event.