Veteran-Civilian Dialogue™

Developed in 2008, the Veteran-Civilian Dialogue™ (VCD) program is a powerful form of community building and social healing. The program addresses the cost of conflict in our society by providing meaningful tools for reconciliation and healing. VCDs are live events that bring veterans and civilians together in facilitated conversations around the impact of war and other issues affecting both groups. Life-altering for those who attend, the Dialogues are healing for the larger elements of communities brought together through the process. Read more.

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Chuk Obasi performs a piece from the TE'A production of Home/Front.

Chuk Obasi performs a piece from the TE'A production of Home/Front.

Tue, 15 Jul 2014
blogDon’t Get Out of the Military and Become an...

“A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances.” – General George S. Patton I think William Treseder and I would get along famously.  And by famously I mean that we would fight like brother and sister, but ultimately agree on what is good for the whole fam damily. On June 3rd, he wrote an article... more...

Mon, 7 Jul 2014
blogMouth Shut, Eyes Open: Five Critical Lessons I...

Back in March, I stumbled on a brand new pilot program through my home institution in Iowa, Central College. This program places an emphasis on social justice and requires an internship in New York City. I was ecstatic to hear that I’d been accepted!  While other college kids would be working summer jobs at fast food joints, I... more...

Thu, 19 Jun 2014
blogOpen Letter to a Warrior

Dear Grifter, It’s been almost four days since we learned you are trapped in Iraq with ISIS forces breathing down your neck. Since then you’ve been on our minds like a song stuck on repeat.  This, as you know, is extremely odd considering that you’ve never met us.  Unless you count meeting in cyberspace which... more...

Wed, 4 Jun 2014
American: The Bergdahl Test

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me…,” unless you are a member of the United States military in which abiding by your word can mean the difference between life and death for yourself or members of your unit. The Taliban’s release of army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has left many at a loss... more...