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LD-234327-16

North Dakota State University, Main Campus (Fargo, ND 58102-1843)
Christina Weber (Project Director: June 2015 to present)

Telling Stories, Creating Community: Understanding the Legacies of War at Home

A year-long project to initiate dialogues on the legacies of war in the Fargo-Moorhead, North Dakota communities through two public forums and a series of public programs. The project would also support the establishment of an oral history archive, the creation of a community book discussion program, and a series of literary and ceramics workshops.

Telling Stories, Creating Community: Understanding the Legacies of War at Home is a one-year program to initiate dialogues on the legacies of war in the Fargo-Moorhead and North Dakota communities. The project aims to: a) increase the understanding of the legacies of war through the sharing of experiences of war veterans and families of war veterans; b) create spaces for veterans and families of veterans to tell their stories through oral histories, memoir workshops, and craft and community conversations; and c) foster community building through dialogues between veterans, families of veterans, and the larger community.

Project fields:
American Literature; Public History; Sociology

Program:
Humanities in the Public Square

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$201,104 (approved)
$192,202 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2016 – 3/31/2018