Film Screening: High Ground - Saturday, November 8th
Film Screening: High Ground
Saturday, November 8 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Willow Glen Branch Library 1157 Minnesota Ave San José, CA 95125
Eleven veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan join an expedition to climb the 20,000 foot Himalayan giant Mount Lobuche. With blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and a team of Everest summiters as their guides, they set out on an emotional and gripping climb to reach the top in an attempt to heal the emotional and physical wounds of the longest war in U.S. history.
Leading a discussion after the film will be Robert Williamson, U.S. Army veteran and head of the Veterans Program at Goodwill of Silicon Valley. Mr. Williamson was selected as one of the original mentors in Santa Clara County's Veterans Treatment Court. He currently oversees five Programs at Goodwill that work with veterans and ex-offenders helping to find housing and employment.
This is part of the California Reads War Comes Home series.