Program
Program
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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Fri, 3 Oct 2014
blogThe Moral Injury of War

Last week,  I was privileged to present at the Fourth Annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service National Gathering at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  My presentation focused on the critical connection between military service and community service for student veteran success.  Part of my... more...

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014
blogGround Hero: the Transformative Power of...

As I move into September, with its annual lament of the end of summer and anticipation of my boys moving on to another school year, I am mindful of our upcoming remembrances of September 11th. I find myself reflecting on my experience with trauma and recovery over the 13 years since the attacks. I am a civilian psychologist born,... more...

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Mon, 8 Sep 2014
blogThe More You Know ...

Liberating education consists of acts of cognition, not transferals of information. – Paulo Freire, educator and author of Pedagogy of the Oppressed I hear the 90’s are trendy again. It reminds me of the signature campaign of the 1990s called The More You Know, a series of Emmy Award-winning national public service... more...

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014
blogAirdrop Now

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967 Last week the U.S. military began a series of humanitarian aid airdrops to tens of thousands of civilians who fled to the desolate Sinjar mountains from Islamic State (ISIS / ISIL) fighters... more...