Carleton Humanities Events

Oct 25

Echos of War

Echoes of War asks Veterans and members of the public to consider how we memorialize war, and how that relates to the way war is remembered.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
6:30 – 8:30 pm / AGH library

This event takes place each week on Tuesday from October 11th, 2016 to October 25th, 2016.

Echoes of War

Echoes of War asks Veterans and members of the general public to consider how Americans memorialize war and military service in public, and how that relates to the way war gets remembered through the personal stories and life experiences of Veterans. Over the course of four sessions, three at Carleton and the fourth at Minnesota Humanities Center, participants in the public discussion series will read, share, and discuss literature and stories of war while examining the public narratives and structures memorializing military service in Minnesota.   The group will have five facilitators, a diverse and fascinating group that includes a Vietnam vet and a conscientious objector; an oral historian of women vets' experiences, and two recent veterans with very different experiences in Iraq. The experience will challenge participants to think about history, collective memory, memorialization, and personal story while learning from and with one another about the culture and impact of military service through literature, architecture, and theater. While this opportunity involves active conversation and engagement throughout the four sessions, participants of all backgrounds and experience are welcomed. Veterans and non-Veterans alike are encouraged to participate!

This Veterans’ Voices programming is generously supported through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Legacy Amendment - Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Echos of War is part of the larger Veterans' Voices series at the Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Ave E, St. Paul, MN 55106. 

Sponsored by Humanities Center. Contact: Mary Drew