Reception & Film Screening of "Walk with Frank"
Date: Thursday, November 18th.
Time: 5:00 pm with light refreshments in the lobby.
Film Screening: 6:15 pm, followed by Q&A with Frank Romeo and Film Producers Ryan and Matt Mayers
Capacity is Limited! Register HERE
Who: EKU Students, Faculty, Staff and Community Members and the General Public. All Veterans and their family members are welcome and encouraged to attend!
As part of EKU's Military Appreciation Weekend, the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs is honored to present the film screening of "Walk With Frank."
Ambushed and critically wounded in the jungles of Vietnam, Frank's life went down a dark spiral of drug and alcohol abuse, prison, and family discord. As a cathartic release of his mental anguish he discovered art as a means to heal himself and help others find their own path forward.
For his 70th birthday Frank decided to walk across New York State as a way to gain attention to his cause, his education curriculum, and to give a voice to so many suffering from PTSD. By walking, Frank hopes to shed some light on the true experience of the American soldier, the ongoing struggles facing the mental health and homeless communities, and hopefully inspire others to open up about their own mental illness.
OMVA is partnering with the EKU Counseling Center, Pyschology Trauma Clinic and Lexington Vet Center to provide resources during and following the film.
Published on October 21, 2021