Episode 56

I Am Vanessa Guillen

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December 17th, 2020

43 mins 16 secs

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We discuss the prominent issues of sexual harassment and assault in the United States Military, specifically the case of Vanessa Guillen and how it has spurred internal action and over hall within the military. #IAMVANESSAGUILLEN

Read about Vanessa's killing in the NYTimes
https://www.nytimes.com/article/vanessa-guillen-fort-hood.html
Read about the Disciplinary Action at Fort Hood in the NYTimes
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/08/us/fort-hood-officers-fired-vanessa-guillen.html
Learn about the #MeToo movement being sparked in the military by Guillen's killing
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/11/us/politics/military-women-metoo-fort-hood.html
Watch the press conference to introduce the #IamVanessaGuillen Act in Congress
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXbpDvI8U38
See more info on the bill here
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr8270
See the Full Report of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee
https://www.army.mil/e2/downloads/rv7/forthoodreview/2020-12-03_FHIRC_report_redacted.pdf
Read More about the case of Chelsea Cheatham who was murdered in 2019 by a Fort Hood Soldier
https://www.thedailybeast.com/fort-hood-soldier-cory-grafton-arrested-in-murder-of-chelsea-cheatham?source=twitter&via=desktop
Read about LULAC encourging Latinas not to enlist in the wake of Guillen's killing
https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/lulac-natl-president-domingo-garcia-says-the-military-is-not-protecting-female-soldiers-vanessa-guillen-disappeared-from-fort-hood-two-months-ago/287-b8a1c16b-36ca-4ab5-a2b9-a5bac0bc97ef
Learn about Congress choosing not to act on the #IamVanessaGuillen Act this year
https://www.univision.com/univision-news/united-states/congress-lets-iamvanessaguillen-military-reform-bill-die
Read about the top 6 Veteran Organization Calling for VA Secretary Wilkie's Resignation
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2020/12/16/big-six-veterans-groups-ask-trump-to-fire-va-secretary-wilkie-immediately/
Learn about calls to close Fort Hood on Democracy Now!
https://www.democracynow.org/2020/12/14/fort_hood_investigation_murders_assault