In honor of Memorial Day, this month we spoke with veteran Jeremy Grisham. Jeremy joined us from the Veterans Conservation Corps of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, where he is a program specialist.
During our conversation, Jeremy addresses the concepts of environmental work serving as a form of therapy for veterans, particularly veterans struggling with invisible illnesses. We also discuss the responsibilities our government and society have towards our veterans.
Check out Rooted in Rights Podcast Episode 6: Veterans heal invisible wounds through environmental conservation, here!
Emily Pate is a third-year student at Seattle University interested in Strategic Communications, learning Spanish, and working with non-profits. Her work for Rooted In Rights is focused on discussing current events in the community of people with disabilities. Her experience previous to Rooted In Rights includes writing broadcasts for KBOO radio in Portland, OR, and managing a neighborhood blog in the Seattle community. In addition to work, Emily enjoys drawing, spending time with her friends and family, and backpacking.