A Documentary In The Making
Consciousness Raising and Fundraising Evenings
Are you aware that 22 veterans are taking their own lives each and every day? Are you aware that soldiers, wounded and disabled in combat, are usually not allowed to remain in the military because of their disability? Do you know that a large and growing percentage of jobs in the military are now done on computers? Why Can’t We Serve is a documentary film project focused on reducing the number of veteran suicides in our country, while helping to raise the standard of living for all people with disabilities.
"We are very close to completing the film," says its producer and director, Marty Klein. "But we need to raise more funds to finish the movie, and then to distribute it as widely as we can throughout our country."
In October, Klein and his team are presenting two Consciousness Raising and Fundraising Evenings, featuring sneak previews of footage from the documentary and informative question-and-answer sessions.
The first will be held at the Lace Mill, 165 Cornell Street, Kingston, NY, on Saturday, October 14, beginning at 4 p.m.
The second event will follow on Tuesday, October 17, from 7 till 9 p.m., at the home of Bonnie Dry and Den-Carlo Patella, 315 Riverside Drive, #12A, New York, NY. Please call (212) 222-2102 to RSVP for this event.
"Thank you, in advance, for your support and encouragement," says Klein. "Any one person has the ability to create positive change. Healthy change can make a difference in millions of lives."
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires all major businesses and corporations to hire people with disabilities. This applies to most government agencies as well, with one glaring exception—the U.S. military, which is not required to comply with the ADA.
Author, disability activist, and blind Air Force veteran Marty Klein has started a fundraising campaign to produce a feature-length documentary film, to be called “Why Can’t We Serve.” The goal is to help shift the military from being behind the times with regard to all people with disabilities, toward a more inclusive position that no longer discriminates.
This worthy project is endorsed by a growing group of forward-thinking organizations and individuals, including:
Explore this website to learn about the need for the documentary. Consider supporting it with a financial contribution and by adding your thoughts to our Comments page.
CSN Songs Benefit Concert Was a Hit!
Our benefit concert on July 14 in Woodstock, NY, was a big success. More than 250 people enjoyed the excellent performance by CSN Songs, the Crosby Stills Nash & Young tribute band, and supported the Why Can't We Serve documentary project and Family of Woodstock. Visit CSNSongs.com to learn more about the band, and also check out this YouTube video. We greatly appreciate the generous support of the concert's sponsors: