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AV-266018-19

Clemente Course in the Humanities, Inc. (New York, NY 10065-8014)
Mark Edward Santow (Project Director: November 2018 to present)
Clemente Veterans' Initiative: Providence, RI

Four 12-week Dialogues on the Experience of War seminars for between 15-20 military veterans and interested civilians per seminar, preceded by a preparatory program for ten seminar discussion leaders.

The Providence Clemente Veterans’ Initiative offers two 12-week Dialogues on the Experience of War, weaving together History, Moral Philosophy, Literature, Art History/Film and Public speaking. Aimed at veterans struggling with readjustment to civilian life, it is open to all regardless of discharge status. We developed this proposal based on two decades of experience with the Clemente Course, which offers free humanities courses to low-income adults, and after successful completion of a pilot program offering Clemente to veterans. Interdisciplinary exploration of the humanities, in community with others, enables veterans to make sense of their often profound and soul-shaking experiences. We will discuss the Peloponnesian War, the Civil War, Vietnam, and post-9/11 conflicts, as well as the internal conflicts that soldiers often experience in service and coming home. Vets will be taught to lead discussions themselves, bringing them into community and dialogue.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$99,330 (approved)
$99,330 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2019 – 9/30/2021


AV-266019-19

Clemente Course in the Humanities, Inc. (New York, NY 10065-8014)
Lela Hilton (Project Director: November 2018 to present)
Clemente Veterans' Initiative: Tacoma, WA; Houston, TX; and Newark, NJ

A preparatory program for ten discussion leaders, followed by three parallel 12-week courses on the themes of the call to war, going to war, and reconciliation, for a total of 45-60 veteran participants.

Clemente Veterans Initiative (CVI) Dialogues on the Experience of War will offer a twelve-week series of Dialogues at three venues: Tacoma, WA, Houston,TX, and & Newark, NJ. Our target audience is veterans who are struggling to return to civilian life, including those with less than honorable discharges. Many have been disabled serving their country. We developed CVI based on 20 years of experience with the Clemente Course, which offers free, college-level humanities courses to low-income adults, and upon four years of offering Clemente Courses specifically to veterans. We have seen the value to these veterans of deep reflection through engagement with humanities texts over a period of months, and of establishing an intellectual peer group that creates lasting bonds . The content will emphasize great works of literature, history, philosophy and visual art that came out of, or were inspired by, the Trojan and Peloponnesian Wars, the American Civil War, and the Vietnam War.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$99,600 (approved)
$99,600 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2019 – 9/30/2020


AV-260653-18

Clemente Course in the Humanities, Inc. (New York, NY 10065-8014)
Lela Hilton (Project Director: November 2017 to present)
Clemente Veterans Initiative

A preparatory program for ten discussion leaders, followed by three parallel courses on the themes of the call to war, going to war, and reconciliation, for a total of 45-60 veteran participants.

A series of 26 dialogues for veterans who are struggling to return to civilian life.

Project fields:
Classics; Literature, General; Philosophy, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$96,140 (approved)
$96,140 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2018 – 5/31/2019


AV-248532-16

Clemente Course in the Humanities, Inc. (New York, NY 10065-8014)
Lela Hilton (Project Director: September 2015 to present)
The Courage to Come Home: The Clemente Veterans' Initiative

Four six-part dialogues to be conducted at four different sites in four locations—Seattle, Phoenix, Antioch University, and Bard College—focused on the theme of coming home from war.
 

Clemente will host four, six-part dialogues in communities currently served by project partners. At least two of the series will be offered simultaneously to Clemente Courses specifically targeted to veterans, one in Phoenix for women only, and one in Seattle for the general population. The other two will be offered as independent series, or integrated into other Clemente programs. In all cases, our target audience will be veterans struggling to transition to civilian life, their families, and community support networks: case workers, judges and advocates from Veteran’s Courts. In preparation for the dialogues, faculty and visiting scholars in the humanities – moral philosophy, history of art, literature – as well as experts on serving veterans who are experiencing post-deployment challenges, will meet for 3 days in spring 2016 to engage in close readings and discussions of selected texts, design classroom strategies to engage non-traditional students.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$99,667 (approved)
$94,232 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2016 – 8/31/2017


EE-50605-09

Clemente Course in the Humanities, Inc. (New York, NY 10065-8014)
Lillian T. Hilton (Project Director: April 2009 to present)
Riches for the Poor Website

To support the creation of an online component to the Clemente Course

An online network connecting worldwide humanities courses described in New American Blues: A journey through poverty to Democracy (Shorris) 1997. These courses unlock potential in low income communities and transform the lives of thousands of individuals, fostering ideals of equality, justice, and democracy through teaching of the humanities.

Project fields:
Education; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Teaching and Learning Resources and Curriculum Development

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$29,875 (approved)
$29,875 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2009 – 10/31/2011