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Defending Your Voice: Teaching Soldiers How to Tell Their Stories
Event Type: Adult Program Age Group(s): Adults Date: 4/15/2017 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 3:00 PM
For the past two years, author Shawn Wong and a team of teachers in the Red Badge Project have been teaching veterans at Joint Base Lewis-McChord how to construct the stories of their lives in writing. Through the project, soldiers are able to translate and articulate their lives away from home, their experiences, and their traumas, to themselves and their families – and now to a wider audience. Wong discusses what he has learned from this program and how communities and soldiers might learn to share, hear and understand the stories of our veterans. This program is part of the Centralia Timberland Library's "America's Veterans" series.