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Speaker Shoshana Johnson at AirZoo


Speaker Shoshana Johnson at AirZoo

In celebration of Black History Month, the City of Portage will host a special speaker Saturday, February 5 at the AirZoo (6151 Portage Rd). Shoshana Johnson is a second generation Army Veteran and first female Black American POW.
Army Specialist Shoshana Johnson was traveling in a convoy in Iraq in 2003 when her vehicle was attacked. Iraqi forces killed 11 soldiers in her company and captured six, including Johnson. Shoshana retired from the Army with an Honorable Discharge on December 12, 2003. Johnson’s awards and decorations include the US Army Service Ribbon, Army Commendation Ribbon, National Defense Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, and the Prisoner of War Medal.
Enjoy a Question and Answer session, book signing and the Air Zoo’s featured exhibitions after the presentation.
Please bring your own copy of her book for the signing. A very limited supply of books will be available for purchase (while supplies last). This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30PM, presentation starts at 6PM.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page or contact the Portage Parks and Recreation Office at 269-329-4522.

Air Zoo
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM on Sat, 5 Feb 2022

Event Supported By

City of Portage
(269) 329-4522

Artist Group Info

Shoshana Johnson

Air Zoo

6151 Portage Rd
Portage, Michigan 49002