Left Forum 2015: Cathy Smith
IdentiferProgram LF2015 2
DescriptionCathy Smith at the panel Betrayed by the Government.
Known as “Tomas Young’s mom”, Cathy had two sons who were deployed to the Middle East. After Tomas returned paralyzed from the war in Iraq, she became one of his caretakers and began speaking out about what really happens when our troops come home. She was instrumental in publicizing a letter Tomas wrote to President Bush, which went viral. Her story is revealed in the documentary “Body of War”. Since Tomas’ death, Cathy has re-dedicated herself to activism and ending U.S. wars of aggression
LocationNew York, NY