Moral Injury: The Effects of War
A Veteran-Civilian Dialogue
Partnering with www.IntersectionsInternational.org
Friday, April 5th, 6:00PM 9:00PM
Location: New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10810
The violence of combat not only affects those on the front lines, but those at home as well. Veterans and civilians alike suffer from the actions carried out in the name of duty, honor and country. How easily can veterans articulate what happens to them overseas? How well do civilians understand the veteran experience? What role does each have in the others recovery? Our Veteran-Civilian Dialogues are changing the lives of those who participate; please join us in learning how to better understand each other. Bring an open heart and mind, and leave transformed.
Veteran Civilian Dialogue Developed in 2008, the Veteran Civilian Dialogue (VCD) is a powerful form of community building and social healing focused on addressing the cost of conflict in our society, and providing meaningful tools for reconciliation and healing. VCD is a live event with equal numbers of veterans and civilians in facilitated conversations around the impact of war upon both groups. They have proven to be life-altering for those who attend, and healing for the larger elements of the communities that are brought together through the process. Intersections works with people and communities in conflict to promote peace, justice and reconciliation. We create experiences that allow diverse people to share in unexpected moments that shift perceptions. In addition to our Veteran-Civilian Dialogues, we work in areas of LGBT justice (Believe Out Loud), International Peacemaking, Power and Values and the Arts.