Under the Hood Café and Button Field Press present:
Combat Paper Project Workshop: from uniform to pulp….battlefield to workshop….warrior to artist
Saturday, November 5, 12 noon-6 p.m.
The workshop will include paper making from unserviceable
uniforms for servicemembers and veterans to facilitate communication that transcends the barriers of verbal communication. Visit our website for more details.
Under the Hood Café & Operation Recovery present:
December 2-4, 2011
at Under the Hood Café
Warrior Writers invites you to join fellow soldiers,
veterans, military families, artists, and community members for a weekend of art-making and wellness workshops. The forum will feature writing and art-making workshops, opening a space for dialogue about the experiences of soldiers and the Fort Hood community. The forum will also include seminars exploring local support and resources for soldiers and veterans and a poetry performance and art gallery event showcasing soldiers’ and veterans’ work! The forum is free of charge for soldiers and veterans and sliding scale donation for community members. For more information, visit www.warriorwriters.org
Veterans Day – Killeen Poetry Slam: Military Experience
November 11, 8 p.m.
Join soldiers, Veterans and Fort Hood community members at Under the Hood Cafe on Veterans Day for a special
Killeen Poetry Slam. A creative platform for the Fort Hood community to express their military experience and the impact it has in their lives. Let’s truly honor the service of our Veterans, servicemembers and military famlies by
listening to each other and sharing about your military experience and it’s impact on you.
Here’s a list of other upcoming events at Under the Hood:
Ribs & Rights
Thursday nights Under the Hood Cafe and the Operation Recovery Team will be hosting community BBQs and teach-ins on the rights of service members in the military. If you are a service member or a military family member and you want to know your rights or just hang out with a community that respects you, join us
Every 2nd and 4th Friday night, Under the Hood Cafe
hosts an Open Mic with the Killeen Poetry Slam, a nationally award winning slam. It’s a space for poets… but if you sing, rap, mime… whatever… it’s your mic.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for Hoodstock III. It was a great success!
In fact, it may have been our best Hoodstock so far. Throughout the night, we estimate that
more than 100 people showed up to hear great performers, including Barbara K & Richard Bowden, The Possum
Posse and the amazing Austin Lounge Lizards. Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in
a silent auction. We sold beautiful items by great local artists including work by Alan Pogue, Jim McCullough Studio, Carlos Lowry, Just Seeds Art Collective, JoAnn Mulert, and Malachi Muncy. Those in attendance also had the opportunity to hear from a number of soldiers who currently benefit from the support Under the Hood
provides. It was a great evening of fun, music, friendship, and serious conversation.
Speaking of great art, we hope that you had the chance to attend the Yo(ur) Art
at Under the Hood, which opened on September 30th
and was open through the month of October. Many amazing local veteran, soldier and civilian artists showed their work at this event. You can view photos of the show here
So maybe you didn’t get to attend Hoodstock III, but you still want to show your support of Under the Hood. Well, it’s never too late! You can still show your support by making a contribution today. Whether you are making a one-time donation or want to sign up as a sustainer, it’s easy to contribute through PayPal.
Interested in sharing some of your time and talents with Under the Hood?
We are always happy for support in any form. Along with monetary support to keep our doors open, we can always use other forms
of assistance. If you believe that you can provide support in some way, please feel free to contact us
. We’d be happy to put you to work!
Check out the ResiStore! Now you can purchase great items
and support Under the Hood at the same time. Check it out here.
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If you’ve missed any of our past issues, or if you just want to re-read past articles, please click here
UPDATE FROM SEPTEMBER:
Under the Hood welcomes LORI HURLEBAUS as the new director!
stepped in as manager earlier this year when Cindy Thomas moved to be closer to her family. Kyle managed Under the Hood during some exciting times as Operation Recovery
was ramping up and many other activities were taking off. Kyle’s leadership during this time has been critical to the success of Under the Hood.
Kyle is transitioning out of this role to pursue his education. Before stepping in as manager, Kyle spent a lot
of time at Under the Hood and is an important part of the UTH family. We appreciate everything that he has done and look forward to continuing to draw from his experience, insight, support and creativity. Thank you,
We’re excited to now have Lori Hurlebaus join the Under the Hood community as the new director. Lori joined us this summer as part of the Operation Recovery efforts in Killeen as a member of Civilian Soldier Alliance
. Lori has been working alongside veterans, service members and their families for the past seven years to amplify their
experiences, defend the rights of service members and support their leadership in building a sustainable movement to withdraw military support for the wars and occupations.
Her background in organizing and her experience as a chef
will be invaluable in our continued work to build Under the Hood’s programs and
community building efforts. If you haven’t met Lori yet, please join us at one
of our upcoming events, or just stop by and have a cup of coffee with her at
Fort Hood Support Network (FHSN) operates Under the Hood Café and Outreach
Center. FHSN is a Texas non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) tax
exempt status. Donations may be treated as