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Nebraska Women Veterans Symposium Sept 24-25

Nebraska Women Veterans Symposium

This event is free (including meals) for women veterans and will include a wide range of presenters, special activities, recognition, and more. 

September 24-25, 2022
Holiday Inn Kearney
110 2nd Ave, Kearney, NE 68847


Our goal is to empower Nebraska's women veterans by:

  • connecting them with each other to build a network of support, 
  • educating them on benefits and resources available to them, and 
  • learning about their unmet needs and how we can better serve them.

The Holiday Inn is offering attendees rooms at the government rate (currently $96) on Friday and Saturday. Book your room by calling 308-237-5971.


  • Friday, September 23
    • 4:00-6:00 pm - Early Check-in
    • 6:00-7:00 pm - Reception
  • Saturday, September 24
    • 7:30-8:30 am - Check-in
    • 8:30 am-6:30 pm - Symposium Day 1
    • 7:00-8:30 pm - Lioness screening
  • Sunday, September 25 
    • 8:30 am-1:00 pm - Symposium Day 2


  • Denise ROhanKeynote Speaker: Denise Rohan, Past National Commander of The American Legion, and first woman to be elected to the top position of The American Legion
  • Nebraska/Western Iowa Women Veterans
  • Veterans Health Administration and Veterans Benefits Administration
  • Women Veterans Program Manager for Nebraska/Western Iowa VA Healthcare System
  • Homeless Veteran Coordinator
  • Vet Center
  • Veterans Service Organizations:
    • VFW
    • American Legion
  • Non-profits
    • New Century Art Guild
    • Uniting Us
    • Wounded Warriors Family Support
    • Wounded Warrior Project


  • Panel Discussion: "Celebrating Who I Was and Who I've Become"
  • What's new with women veterans' health?
  • Interpersonal (Domestic) Violence
  • Peer Support
  • Suicide/Crisis Prevention
  • Military Sexual Trauma and PTSD

Special Activities

  • Screening of Lioness
  • Journaling exercise with Warrior Writers
  • Interviews for Library of Congress Veterans History Project
  • Art exercise with New Century Art Guild and Uniting Us
  • Women veteran art exhibit

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Please contact our Women Veterans Coordinator Erin Colson by email or at 402-420-4337.


Thank You to Our Event Supporters

PenFed Foundation

Wounded Warriors Family Support



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