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  • Friday, December 09, 2022

    Mid-Winter Session Focuses on Female Vet Resources, Empowerment

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    ALBANY — The Mid-Winter Conference is introducing a new Department of New York committee called ALIVE. The presenter is Janice Gravely. The session begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in High Street Meeting Room 28 at the Crowne Plaza-Desmond.

    Formerly known as WINAL, the committee aims to:

    — empower female veterans with knowledge and resources to navigate within their organizations to positively influence change.

    — serve as a safe place, resource, and champion for women (and men) who have experienced sexual harassment and assault (Ombudsman Resolution).

    The following topics are on tap:

    • Recommended American Legion Department of New York Sexual Harassment Policy (20 minutes)
    • Female Veterans Health Care Highlights (15 minutes)
    • Female Veteran Opportunities (10 minutes)
    • Recommended American Legion Department of New York Omsbudman Initiative (Pilot where Veterans volunteer to be trained investigators for sexual harassment/assault cases within New York Military installations and Legion Posts)  (45 minutes)
    ALIVE is an acronym for Active Lady veterans Inspiring Value and Endurance.

    See the Mid-Winter Conference page for the full conference schedule.