Freedom to Serve Forum, Panel 3

A panel discussion was held on the experiences with diversity in other armed forces, including the 27 countries that allow open service for… read more

A panel discussion was held on the experiences with diversity in other armed forces, including the 27 countries that allow open service for gays and lesbians. Stuart O’Brien of the Royal Australian Navy and openly gay Israeli Army veteran Avner Even-Zohar shared their experiences of integrating gays, women, and minorities in their nations' armed forces. Chief Petty Officer O’Brien also discussed working alongside U.S. service members during his 2006 tour in Iraq. Juan Williams moderated the discussion.

“Diversity in Allied Nations' Armed Forces” was the third panel of the “Freedom to Serve -- Then and Now” forum honoring the 61st anniversary of President Truman’s signing of Executive Order 9981 that ended racial segregation in the armed forces. The forum was held in the auditorium of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. CT on Monday, July 27, 2009. The event was co-sponsored by Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. close

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Program ID:
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Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Independence, Missouri, United States
First Aired:
Sep 12, 2009
Last Aired:
Sep 13, 2009

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  • Sep 12, 2009 | 1:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Sep 13, 2009 | 7:52am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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