Please join the NYU Cultures of War and the Postwar in the Event Space at 244 Greene Street on Thursday 28th February at 7pm for "Veterans at Home, Civilians at War: Creating Civilian-Veteran Dialogue on Campus."
How do we take conversations with veterans on campus beyond "Thank you for your service?" How have veterans of different generations adjusted to life on campus or in the classroom? How do you talk to a veteran on campus? To what degree is student life in the so-called "Forever War" era affected by the much vaunted "civilian-military divide" or popular perceptions of veterans and the military? How do LGBT issues, or the VA public health crisis around issues of mental health impact veterans in higher education? How are educational or career choices affected by military service?
This session brings Scott Reel, Masters student in the English department, President of the NYU Military Alliance and Instructor at the Voices of War veterans' writers workshop, to talk about the challenges and opportunities of veterans on the NYU campus and beyond. Followed by discussion, conversation and refreshments. All welcome and open to the public.
For more details on any of the above, please contact Emily Foister (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The NYU Cultures of War and the Postwar Research Collaborative aims to contribute to the debates around war culture and to produce concrete outcomes for post-war cultural policies which bridge the divides between academia, veterans, the military, activists, writers and creative artists. It is supported by the Department of English, NYU.
More information at http://www.nyuenglish.com/culturesofwar