Warmamas is a project about a special group of mothers. They are the mothers of soldiers who serve - or have served - in our military in a time of war. The majority of these soldiers have been deployed to the Middle East and Southwest Asia. Most have returned home. Some have not. This project attempts to provide the mothers of these soldiers a public platform on which to tell their own stories, each narrative as unique as it is universal.
The League of Women Voters of the City of New York hosted Warmamas' presentation in NYC on 6/11/15 honoring soldiers and their mothers. In addition to Patricia Figueroa Sowers, Director of Warmamas, other presenters included Retired US Army Brigadier General Loree Sutton, Commissioner from the Mayor's Office of Veterans' Affairs (MOVA); Sylvie Lubow, National Director of StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative; Janine Lutz, founder of the The LCpl Janos V Lutz Live to Tell Foundation; and Melissa del Valle Ortiz, President of the League of Women Voters of the City of New York and our tireless host.