October 12, 2018
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Symposium on the Feres Doctrine and Military Sexual Trauma
Military Sexual Trauma: Is It Time to Repeal the Feres Doctrine? ***This symposium follows a screening of the documentary the previous evening, see link to register***
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?
October 12, 2018 from 9-2 pm at Chapman Law School
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 - Producer of Academy-Award nominated documentary The Invisible War
Dr. Francine Banner - Professor at the University of Michigan, MST expert
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
Attendance Is Free and Lunch Will Be Served