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Sep 30, 2022

Latinos are well accustomed to reinvention in the face of adversity. Publisher Pedro A. Guerrero argues that this makes them the best equipped to lead and make a change for the better.

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Sep 30, 2022

Alum Chosen for Inaugural Defense Department Committee on Diversity & Inclusion

The U.S. Department of Defense announced the appointment of 20 members to the inaugural Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACODAI) on Sept. 19. Among the private and public sector leaders selected to serve on the committee is Texas A&M University-Kingsville alum, Colonel (Ret.) Lisa Carrington Firmin ‘79.

Alum Chosen for Inaugural Defense Department Committee on Diversity & Inclusion

Sep 27, 2022

UTSA’s Firmin appointed to inaugural Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Lisa Carrington Firmin, founder of the UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (VMA), has been appointed to the inaugural Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion under the direction of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III.

UTSA’s Firmin appointed to inaugural Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Sep 23, 2022

DoD Announces New Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

The committee is composed of civilian women and men who are appointed by the Secretary of Defense to provide advice and recommendations on matters and policies relating to the improvement of racial/ethnic diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity within the Department with a primary focus on military personnel.

DoD Announces New Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Aug 1, 2022

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness - Kansas

"Invisible Veteran" Poem Published - Page 5

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness - Kansas

Jul 22, 2022

Wounded Not Worthless

Featured as one of the women veteran artists on this site

Wounded Not Worthless

Jul 14, 2022

#IamVanessaGuillen

The murder of Army soldier Vanessa Guillen at Fort Hood military base hit too close to home for Karina Lopez. Two years after surviving sexual assault on the same base, she created a viral Facebook post with the hashtag #IamVanessaGuillen. Facing retaliation, she and other Latina soldiers have pushed forward as they fight for justice.

#IamVanessaGuillen

Jul 12, 2022

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view. The opinions expressed in these books do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board of WIAReport. As an Amazon Associate, WIAReport will earn a fraction of revenue from qualifying purchases.

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

Jun 29, 2022

From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase featuring Lisa Firmin

"From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase," features artwork from 35 Uniting U.S. veteran artists who have used art as therapy for several types of trauma.

From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase featuring Lisa Firmin

May 25, 2022

UTSA hosts book signing for military sexual assault trauma novel ‘Courageous Conversations’

On Thursday, April 28, UTSA Veteran and Military Affairs hosted Colonel Lisa Carrington Firmin and contributing author Sandra Morissette’s “Courageous Conversations” book signing event. The event — meant to raise awareness about culture, diversity, discrimination and sexual assault in the military — was followed by discussions from their newly, “Stories from the Front: Pain, Betrayal, and Resilience on the MST Battlefield,”

UTSA hosts book signing for military sexual assault trauma novel ‘Courageous Conversations’

May 12, 2022

Firmin’s first, Stories From The Front

Colonel Lisa Carrington Firmin hosted a launch for her first book, titled Stories from The Front Pain, Betrayal, and Resilience on the MST Battlefield, on the university campus April 26.

Firmin’s first, Stories From The Front

May 6, 2022

Book highlights military sexual trauma stories from Vietnam era to today

A Vietnam veteran who is sharing her military sexual trauma story for the world to read never imagined today’s servicemembers would still be dealing with issues she faced decades ago.

Book highlights military sexual trauma stories from Vietnam era to today

May 4, 2022

'I fight for the underdog': Retired San Antonio colonel brings military sexual trauma into the light

Bronze Star-decorated combat commander Colonel Lisa Carrington Firmin was the highest-ranking Latina in the Air Force when she retired in 2010. The San Antonio veteran has just released a book that describes the sexual harassment and assault she and others faced while serving.

'I fight for the underdog': Retired San Antonio colonel brings military sexual trauma into the light

May 2, 2022

Lisa Carrington Firmin Aims to Make an Impact

After a long period of silence, US Air Force veteran Colonel Lisa Carrington Firmin has written a book on military sexual trauma; she also serves at UTSA’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs

Lisa Carrington Firmin Aims to Make an Impact

May 2, 2022

Lisa Carrington Firmin Aims to Make an Impact

After a long period of silence, US Air Force veteran Colonel Lisa Carrington Firmin has written a book on military sexual trauma; she also serves at UTSA’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs

Lisa Carrington Firmin Aims to Make an Impact

Apr 29, 2022

"Stories from the Front" New book tells retired military colonel's story

Retired Colonel Lisa Carrington is telling her story and that of 14 others in her new book, "Stories from the Front".

"Stories from the Front" New book tells retired military colonel's story

Feb 19, 2022

New Podcast to Focus on Healing from Military Sexual Trauma

The Texas Veterans Commission is launching a podcast focused on healing and mending from military sexual trauma (MST).

New Podcast to Focus on Healing from Military Sexual Trauma

Nov 11, 2021

South Texas veteran returns to alma matter, shares effort to fight for sexually assaulted military members

South Texas veteran returns to alma matter, shares effort to fight for sexually assaulted military members

South Texas veteran returns to alma matter, shares effort to fight for sexually assaulted military members

Oct 8, 2021

Latina Air Force colonel speaking up for victims of military sexual trauma

As retired Air Force Colonel Lisa Carrington Firmin sits in her kitchen, she flips through a binder of poems she’s written. Every one of them was penned in the last year and a half. Every one of them she describes as “deeply personal.”

Latina Air Force colonel speaking up for victims of military sexual trauma

Jun 18, 2021

UTSA military liaison’s poems displayed at national memorial

Lisa’s courage to speak out through her written art continues to demonstrate her leadership and mission-focused persistence

UTSA military liaison’s poems displayed at national memorial