Alyssa Milano is the special guest at our December 15 fundraiser
The Center for Law and Military Policy (CLMP) is a nonprofit think tank dedicated to strengthening the legal protections of those who serve the nation in uniform, both now and in the past. Led by Dwight Stirling, an adjunct law professor at USC and a reserve JAG officer, the CLMP seeks to change policies that harm everyday service members. The CLMP’s mission is to fix the systemic problems within the military establishment that lead to homelessness and suicide. Assisting survivors of military sexual trauma is a major focal point.
We are having a fundraiser on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 5-7:30 pm at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, California. Alyssa Milano is the special guest and the sponsor is Rutan & Tucker, LLP. Tickets can be purchased for $150. We would be honored if you would join us.
Join us for a special screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary that exposed a culture of widespread sexual assault in the military.
There will be a Q&A session after the film with director Kirby Dick and renowned attorney Susan Burke.
Under the Feres doctrine, military personnel are banned from filing suits for harm incurred while on duty. Remarkably, the ban includes sexual assault, the rationale being that such conduct is "incident to military service." Does this policy reflect the values of the nation? Why do those who protect our collective freedoms have fewer rights than those they protect?
The symposium will bring together the major thought leaders and scholars on both the Feres doctrine and military sexual trauma. Join us for a thoughtful analysis of the policy that governs the
country's men and women in uniform.
Susan Burke - Renowned attorney who has represented many MST survivors
Don Christensen - Executive Director of Protect Our Defenders
Dr. Kristen Zaleski - Author of Understanding and Treating Military Sexual Trauma
Kirby Dick - Director of Academy-Award nominated documentary The Invisible War
Dr. Francine Banner - Professor at the University of Michigan
Dwight Stirling - Chief Executive Officer of Center for Law and Military Policy
Dallis Warshaw - Vice President for Policy of Center for Law and Military Policy
Click here for the event flyer.