Welcome Inland Empire Military Veterans! 

 

Come and join us for a series of campfire-like conversations where we share compelling storytelling and discussion around the topic of experiences of war.  The National Endowment for the Humanities is sponsoring this year-long series of “Dialogues on the Experience of War” at three Inland Empire college campuses for veterans to focus and reflect on their military experience. Participants will be military veterans (plus friends and family invited by them) while discussion facilitators are a mix of veterans and civilians. 

 

These are not academic classes for credit or clinical therapy sessions. Public humanities programs such as this one aim to engage participants in deepening their understanding of history, human experience and themselves.  These discussions in particular will expose veterans to ancient and modern war narratives and encourage them to interrogate existing narratives about war. 

 

Because veterans account for only 7% of our country’s population and only 2% of Americans are connected to the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts, there is a pressing need to build the capacity for conversation between veterans and civilians so that we may all understand what soldiers experience and the challenges they face coming home from war.  We look forward to your participation and to seeing you at a discussion.  Please scroll down to find the link to sign up to attend a discussion.

Department of English

University Hall, Room 334

5500 University Parkway

San Bernardino, CA 92407

 

dew.csusb@gmail.com

 

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This project, Dialogues on the Experience of War: From Ancient Greece to the Contemporary Middle East, has been made possible in part by a major grant provided by the National Endowment of the Humanities initiative Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations made on this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

"The Story of the Iliad" image with Hector and Ajax is by Internet Archive Book Images - https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/14596485307/

Source book page: https://archive.org/stream/storyofiliad00chur/storyofiliad00chur#page/n113/mode/1up,

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The black and white silheoutte image is a photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Todd Frantom. Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8476745

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FROM ANCIENT GREECE TO THE CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EAST

Updates

As of now, we are aware that most of the links on the site are not working properly. We are doing everything to rectify the situation. Thank you for coming to the events and we hope to see you soon!

Apr 25, 2017

SBVC Veterans Resource Center

SBVC Discussion

Discussion Session about War and Literature  

Time: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m

Please RSVP with Jason Alvarez

jaalvarez@valleycollege.edu

Seating is limited 

All former service members and interested members of the public are welcome- may bring dependents to this FREE EVENT 

Apr 27, 2017

CSUSB Pfau Library 5005

CSUSB Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Film Viewing and Talk Back

Time: 10:20 a.m.- 12:20 p.m.

Based on a bestselling satire set in Texas during America's war in Iraq, the movie follows the surviving members of the heroic Bravo Squad through one exhausting stop in their media intensive "Victory Tour" at Texas Stadium. The film is a commentary about our society's uninformed and misguided patriotism. 

Apr 26, 2017

SBVC Library Viewing Room

SBVC Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Film Viewing and Talk Back

Time: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Based on a bestselling satire set in Texas during America's war in Iraq, the movie follows the surviving members of the heroic Bravo Squad through one exhausting stop in their media intensive "Victory Tour" at Texas Stadium. The film is a commentary about our society's uninformed and misguided patriotism. 

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