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Veteran-Civilian Dialogue™
About

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.

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Tue, 1 Apr 2014
blogThe Loss of Lessons Learned

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - George Santayana It is never difficult to find something to write about concerning the veteran-civilian divide.  The challenge tends to be finding a unique voice that inspires understanding and action.   Yesterday, however, something crossed my... more...

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Tue, 4 Mar 2014
blogCastaways

“Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip…six passengers set sail that day for a three hour tour…” Like Gilligan, my friends and I had literally gone on a three hour tour.  There we were, trapped on a Greek isle while the sea raged around the little tour boat and as ... more...

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Thu, 20 Feb 2014
blogCalled Back to Duty

Today's guest blogger is Chase Thomas, veteran, pre-med student and President of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter at Robert Morris University.  Hailing from Beaver Falls, PA, near Pittsburgh, Chase served four years in the Marine Corps as a Sergeant, machine gun Section Leader and infantry machine gunner.  He... more...

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014
blogWhat Has It Been For?

There is a question snaking out from the underbrush: “What has it been for?”  It slithers on the heels of the return of insurgents in Fallujah, the film Lone Survivor, and release of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ memoir.  Personally, and I say this respectfully, I find this to be a naïve... more...