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The Pursuit of Justice for Vanessa Guillen

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk.

The story of former U.S. Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen's sexual assault and murder at Ford Hood, TX, became known worldwide, with the #IAmVanessaGuillen hashtag going viral on social media, as it raised awareness on how prevalent the issue of sexual assault within the U.S. military is.

We speak with the lawyer for the Guillen family who discusses details of the case and its importance for holding those in the military responsible and producing safeguards for victims of sexual assault.

Then, we hear from Vanessa's sisters who share with us their efforts in seeking justice for their sister's murder and for fellow silenced victims of injustices within the military through the I Am Vanessa Guillen Foundation.

The Netflix documentary I Am Vanessa Guillen is available now for streaming. The film chronicles Vanessa's family's fight for justice and change.



Natalie Khawam

  • President & Founder, Whisleblower Law Firm

Lawyer for the Guillen family

Mayra Guillen

  • Oldest sister of the late Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen

President, I Am Vanessa Guillen Foundation

Advocate for silenced victims & injustices in the military

Lupe Guillen

  • Youngest sister of the late Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen

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Garrett Bohlmann