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AV-260625-18

Bergen Community College (Paramus, NJ 07652-1504)
Thomas La Pointe (Project Director: November 2017 to present)

No-Man’s Land: Dialogues on the Experience of War

The training of student veterans as discussion leaders for three discussion groups comprised of student veterans and other residents of the Bergen, New Jersey community.

As the ongoing wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and, more recently, Syria continue unabated, veterans and non-combatants with experience of war have become a growing segment of the Bergen County community and, more specifically, of the student population at Bergen Community College (BCC) in Paramus, NJ. There is a crucial need to create a space for these individuals to discuss, reflect on, and share their experiences with others. BCC’s proposed No Man’s Land: Dialogues on the Experience of War series focuses on the intersections of World War I and the ongoing wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Using humanities resources, the series will facilitate an open-ended dialogue with veterans and non-veterans on the experience of war, one that encourages exploration, discovery, and reflection. We envision a core of three combat veterans in residence who will support discussion leaders to extend the dialogues and expand the program beyond the grant period.

Project fields:
Arts, General; Literature, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2018 – 5/31/2020