“Echoes of War" asks Veterans and members of the public to consider how we memorialize war

October 5, 2016

In collaboration with the Minnesota Humanities Center, Carleton College will host a weekly public discussion series “Echoes of War,” addressing questions regarding the way in which war is memorialized. The series will be held Tuesdays, Oct. 11 through Nov. 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The first three sessions will be held in the Meeting Room of the Carleton College Alumni Guest House; the final session will be held at the Minnesota Humanities Center in St. Paul.

Over the course of the four sessions, participants in “Echoes of War” 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, a conscientious objector; an oral historian of women vets' experiences, and two recent veterans with very different experiences in Iraq.

The series aims to 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, participants of all backgrounds and experience are welcomed. Veterans and non-Veterans alike are encouraged to participate!

“Echoes of War” is part of the Minnesota Humanities Center’s ongoing series, “Veterans’ Voices.” This event is sponsored by the Carleton College Humanities Center with support through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Legacy Amendment-Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. To register for the four-part series, visit www.mnhum.org. The Minnesota Humanities Center is located on 987 Ivy Avenue East in St Paul, Minn. The Carleton College Alumni Guest House is location on the corner of First and College Streets in Northfield.