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Bob Woodruff: Are We Serving Our Veterans?
Seattle University's Center for Strategic Communications and its Project on Family Homelessness in partnership with Working Washington and XXXXX
Friday, July 15, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
You are invited to meet the award-winning ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff as he visits the Seattle area July 15 to focus our attention on the needs of our veterans and their families. Please note: Due to demand, this event may reach capacity quickly, so please RSVP today.
Reception, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Town Hall Seattle, downstairs (enter on Seneca). By invitation only. Join service providers, veterans groups, local officials, journalists and representatives of Seattle University and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for hors d'oeuvres and a complimentary drink (no-host bar will also be provided).
Public presentation, 7-9 p.m., in Town Hall's Great Hall (upstairs). Your ticket is complimentary, but please print it when you get your e-mail confirmation and bring it with you to the reception.
Bob Woodruff's presentation/Q&A is 7-8 p.m.
Panel discussion/"Town Meeting" on the needs of veterans and their families is 8-9 p.m. Moderator is Bryan Johnson, senior correspondent and analyst, KOMO 4 News. Panelists include Mr. Woodruff and state and local experts on veterans issues.
Registration for the reception closes 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2011 or when capacity is reached.
Reception invitees must check in at the reception no later than 6:30 p.m. July 15. Otherwise, your seat may be released to the public at 6:45 p.m. Thank you for your consideration.
Know people who would like to attend the presentation? Please tell them they can buy tickets at Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets are $5, and proceeds will benefit the Woodruff Family Foundation for helping veterans reintegrate after leaving the military.
More about Bob Woodruff:
In January 2006, just after being named co-anchor of ABC News "World News Tonight" to succeed the late Peter Jennings, Bob Woodruff was seriously injured by a roadside bomb while reporting on U.S. and Iraqi security forces near Taji, Iraq. Thirteen months later, Woodruff returned to ABC News with his first on-air report, "To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports." The documentary chronicled his traumatic brain injury (TBI), his painstaking recovery, and the plight of thousands of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with similar injuries. He continues to cover traumatic brain injuries for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms and was honored with a Peabody Award in 2008 for his reporting on the subject.
In 2007, Woodruff and his wife Lee co-wrote a best-selling memoir, "In an Instant," chronicling his injuries in Iraq and how their family persevered through a time of intense trauma and uncertainty. The Woodruff family also established the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation for Traumatic Brain Injury to raise money to assist members of the military with cognitive rehabilitation and care following a traumatic brain injury suffered in service to their country.
Woodruff has been awarded the Alfred I. duPont Award and the George Foster Peabody Award, the two highest honors in broadcast journalism, for his overseas reporting.
Woodruff’s visit is sponsored by Seattle University's Center for Strategic Communications and its Project on Family Homelessness, which is supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.