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Organization name: Florida International University
Grant program: Dialogues on the Experience of War

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AV-260657-18Education Programs: Dialogues on the Experience of WarFlorida International University Board of TrusteesWar and Healing: A Century of Veterans’ Reintegration7/1/2018 - 9/30/2019$91,309.00JessicaL.Adler   Florida International University Board of TrusteesMiamiFL33199-2516USA2018Public HistoryDialogues on the Experience of WarEducation Programs91309091287.040

A two-day intensive training seminar followed by two four-week discussion programs for veterans in the Miami, Florida area.

War and Healing, overseen by Florida International University (FIU), and supported by the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum, the Florida State University Institute for World War II and the Human Experience, and the Miami Vet Center of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has three primary goals. First, it will enable Miami-area veterans to explore the process of post-service reintegration by examining primary sources, works of fiction and non-fiction, artwork, and audiovisual materials focused on the aftermaths of World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Second, it will create a network of NEH-trained discussion facilitators equipped to offer veteran-focused discussion groups at diverse Florida institutions. Finally, it will serve as a potential model for how universities and Department of Veterans Affairs facilities may partner to offer compelling, community-based, humanities-centered programming.