California Military Mom Susan Galleymore
Invited by Local Veterans Group to
Launch her New Book on Impact of War on Mothers
at Arlington West - Santa Monica
Sunday, May 3rd - Noon-1pm
SANTA MONICA, CA (April 27, 2009) -- Susan Galleymore, the US military mom who made front-page headlines from the San Francisco Chronicle to France's Le Monde, when she took a dangerous journey to Iraq in 2004, to visit her soldier son stationed in the 'Sunni Triangle', north of Baghdad.
What she found in Iraq – the horrors of war which was at once heartbreaking and compelling - challenged her to continue her journey interviewing mothers in war zones including Iraq, Israel and the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan and the US. These powerful first-person stories offer dramatic insight into the impact of war on mothers, families, communities, and cultures around-the-world.
Veterans for Peace LA Chapter have invited Gallymore to speak on Sunday, May 3rd at Noon, to share stories from her new book, Long Time Passing: Mothers Speak About War and Terror, published this week by Pluto Press / Palgrave MacmIllian, at Santa Monica's famed Arlington West.
Every Sunday, Veterans for Peace - LA Chapter members and volunteers set up crosses in the sand, directly north of the Santa Monica Pier, highly visible to the thousands of people who came out for a day at the beach. Each cross represents an American soldier who has died in Iraq and Afghanistan including the names, ages, hometowns and circumstances of their deaths.
WHEN: Sunday, May 3rd, at Noon - 1PM
WHERE: Arlington West Santa Monica
North of Santa Monica Pier, on the beach,
Santa Monica, CA 90401
WHO: Author Susan Galleymore's son served in Afghanistan and Iraq. She is South African-born and now based in the San Francisco's Bay Area, Susan Galleymore continues to share the stories of those affected by war as founder of MotherSpeak, as a radio host for Raising Sand Radio, and as a counselor on the G.I. Rights Hotline.
Tina Richards, mother of two sons who have deployed to Iraq and Chapter Leader of Military Families Speak Out -LA She will read her new poem "Flag Draped Coffins."
BOOK SIGNING TO FOLLOW EVENT: with author, Susan Galleymore.
SPONSORED BY: Veterans for Peace - LA Chapter
For more information, please visit: www.mothersspeakaboutwarandterror.org
To arrange an interview with Susan Galleymore, please contact Karen Pomer:
email@example.com or 310.463.7025
HEADS-UP: On Mother's Day, May 10th Noon to 2PM, Military Families Speak Out Los Angeles will be holding a Speak Out for Military Mothers at Arlington West. Local Gold Star and Blue Star mothers will speak out in their own words. Jane Bright, Mother to Evan Ashcraft, one of the original founders of Gold Star Families for Peace, Gold Star Families Speak Out, Dede Miller, Aunt to Casey Sheehan, One of the original founders of Gold Star Families for Peace and Pat Aviso, Son Currently Serving in Afghanistan, California Regional Co-ordinater, MFSO.