WHAT: A lecture and discussion around the power of utilizing the mediums of art, design, and fashion to share Veterans' stories, enabling a unique creative outlet that brings together two distant worlds.
WHO: The discussion will be led by Tyler Way, Co-Founder/Creative Director of [HAS HEART], a Michigan-based nonprofit organization that created the HERO[series], which pairs a Veteran with an artist partner with the mission to share their visual story that is then transformed into a consumer products, including t-shirts.
Starbucks designer Victor Melendez and Seattle-area Veteran Monique Brown, both of whom are participating in a HERO[series] pilot project in Seattle, will join the discussion to share their first-hand experience of this powerful Veteran + artist collaboration.
WHEN: Friday, January 27 // 7:30-9:00pm (1930-2100)
WHERE: UW Husky Union Building, Room 250
PARTNERS: UW Student Veteran Life, AIGA Seattle, Starbucks, Schultz Family Foundation, and [HAS HEART].