SEASIDE —The Seaside branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) brings the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs exhibit “I Am Not Invisible (IANI)” to the Seaside Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
The exhibit features 20 portraits of Oregon women military veterans. These portraits will be displayed in the library through Saturday, Feb. 16, when Elizabeth Estabrooks, the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ women veterans coordinator, will speak at 10 a.m. in the library’s Community Room.
Estabrooks’ presentation is meant to create awareness of Oregon’s women veterans, their service to our country and the challenges they face. Women veterans continue to face significant barriers and challenges in accessing necessary health care and other services, while experiencing a lack of recognition, unlike their male counterparts.
There are more than 28,000 women veterans in Oregon, representing almost one-tenth of Oregon’s veteran population.
Women veterans in particular are asked to attend so they can be honored for their service.