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Women veterans focus of inaugural summit

Grace After Fire, a Fort Worth-based nonprofit dedicated to women veterans, will kick off Women Veterans Month with a day-long conference on issues of importance to Texas women veterans, March 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Parker University Wellness Center, 2540 Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas.

The inaugural summit, “Discover Your Grace: The Power of Women Veterans,” will feature sessions with authorities in health and wellness, family resilience, gender-specific medicine, fashion, workforce opportunities, the latest in brain research on post-combat challenges, access to health care, and peer-to-peer model focused on women.

State Sens. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) and Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) will lead the opening ceremonies, while retired Brig. Gen. Rebecca Halstead will give the keynote address.

The conference is free for the first 150 participants, including meals and an evening basketball game between the Texas Legends and the Austin Toros. Reservations are required.

For online reservations, visit www.graceafterfire.org. For information, call 817-682-6694.