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      No Man's Land: Dialogues on the Experiences of War in Paramus


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      November 25, 2019

      Monday  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

      400 Paramus Road
      Paramus, New Jersey 07652

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      No Man's Land: Dialogues on the Experiences of War

      As part of a $100K grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Bergen Community College’s Center for Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation along with the Center for Veteran and Military Affairs continue an open-ended discussion series on military literature – “No Man’s Land: Dialogues on the Experience of War.” The program benefiting the community at large will resume its series this fall 2019 semester with three Monday sessions on November 11 (6:30-8:30pm), November 18 (6:30-8:30pm), and November 25 (11:00am-12:15pm) in room S-134 at the College’s main campus at 400 Paramus Road in Paramus. All events are free and open to the public, though guests should RSVP for the “No Man’s Land” dialogues by emailing jgiaimo@bergen.edu or tlapointe@bergen.edu.

      The “No Man’s Land” series will feature a work of military literature during each of its dialogue sessions: Jacob Siegel’s "Smile, There Are IEDs Everywhere” November 11, Mariette Kalinowski’s “The Train” November 18 and Paul Crenshaw’s “Cadence” November 25. Student and non-student veterans, their families and interested members of the community can attend the discussions to discuss the works and share their own experiences.

      The programs reflect the College’s prioritization of providing support for U.S. military veterans by encouraging the community to study the issues raised by war and military service. Thomas LaPointe, co-director of the “No Man’s Land” project and associate professor of composition and literature, said, “Examining and exploring the experience of war also offers an extraordinary opportunity to engage in discussions about the impact of trauma in our local Bergen community – and globally.”

      The events, made possible by the NEH grant, are sponsored by the Center for Peace, Justice and Reconciliation and the Center for Veteran and Military Affairs. NEH offers the “Dialogues on the Experience of War” program as part of its current initiative “Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War.” Established in 2015, the highly competitive national grant has been awarded to an average of 15 organizations per year.

      There are approximately 150 self-identified student veterans enrolled at Bergen and more than 31,000 veterans who live in Bergen County, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2013, the College opened its Veterans and Military Affairs Center at the main campus. Through the center, the College offers veteran-specific counselors and advisers, and information on benefits, events and resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

      Cost: Free - All events are free and open to the public, though guests should RSVP for the “No Man’s Land” dialogues by emailing jgiaimo@bergen.edu or tlapointe@bergen.edu.

      Categories: Education | Literary & Books | Politics & Activism

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