On July 28, 2010, A Forum on Women Veterans will be held at the Women's Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, highlighting enhancements in VA services and benefits for women Veterans—Knowledge is Power. This is a rare opportunity to hear from VA leadership on women Veteran's health, homelessness, benefits, and other issues, and to collect vital information on timely services and benefits.
Thank you for your interest in the Forum on Women Veterans. Registration is closed. Be sure to watch this Web site for presentation materials and video highlights after the Forum. And, connect with your local VA medical center or regional office to learn about activities and services for women Veterans.
The Forum begins with registration check-in at 7 a.m. The morning program begins at 7:30 and includes presentations on enhancements in VA benefits and services to women Veterans. Lunch will be available for participants. The afternoon program consists of an “information marketplace” in which participants are invited to move through the gallery and gather resources and materials provided by VA program offices, VSOs, and advocacy organizations. The marketplace will enable attendees to build a toolkit specific to their needs, for use in their work with women Veterans. Participants are also invited back to the auditorium for film screenings, including the updated "Lioness" documentary. The Forum concludes at 3 p.m.
Presentations from the event will be available on the Center for Women Veterans website. Feedback about this event and announcements on future events will be available to Forum participants. For more information contact the Center for Women Veterans at (202) 461-6193 or 00W@va.gov.
From the Women's Memorial:
The Women's Memorial is located at the Ceremonial Entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, and is directly across Memorial Bridge from the Lincoln Memorial at the end of Memorial Drive. The Memorial houses an Exhibit Gallery, Hall of Honor, Gift Shop, Theater, Upper Terrace, Court of Valor and, the heart of the Memorial, a computerized Register containing 250,000 women's stories. Admission to the Memorial is absolutely free.
The Women's Memorial is accessible by Metro (Arlington National Cemetery), and a short walk from the Metro's exit.
Parking is available at the Arlington Cemetery Parking Facility. Current rates are $20.25 for 8-9 hours. For more information, call the Arlington National Cemetery's Visitor Center (703-607-8000).
For information on accommodations and dining, the Women’s Memorial recommends contacting the following visitor service organizations:
DC Chamber of Commerce
DC Visitor Information Center
Washington Convention & Tourism Corporation
Arlington, VA Chamber of Commerce
The Memorial is wheelchair accessible. The upper terrace is accessible by elevator.