We are pleased to announce that the CSI Student Veteran Center will be hosting a Veteran – Civilian Dialogue in collaboration with Intersections International on Friday, Feb. 25 in the Campus Center (Building 1C) Green Dolphin Lounge from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Veteran – Civilian Dialogue (VCD) is a powerful form of community building and healing that was developed two years ago, which directly addresses the need for the reintegration of returning soldiers and the gap between veterans and civilians, often cited as a major barrier for successful transition to civilian life. VCDs are replicable two-hour live events with equal numbers of veterans and civilians in facilitated conversations about the impact of war upon both groups. They have proven to be life-altering experiences for those who attend and they encourage healing for the larger elements of the communities that are brought together through the process.
Through deep listening, dialogue, and creative communal activities we can heal the wounds of war and learn the lessons it can and must teach us so that we may grow as individuals, communities, and as a nation. The Veteran – Civilian Dialogue seeks to honor the impact on both groups and assist in restoring wholeness. VCD has been tested and proven in 20 dialogue events. It is regarded as a significant resource for the reintegration of veterans and civilians to each other and the communities in which they live. It further addresses the need that both groups have for relationship, resiliency, and the overlooked struggle with the moral and psychological impact of war and the debilitating consequences long after deployment. For more information Click Here and Here.
Please feel free to spread the word to any veterans and civilians. This event is free and open to all veterans and civilians. Lunch will be served.
This event is co-sponsored by the Student Veteran Center and the Campus Activities Board.