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Brooklyn Historical Society- "The Impact of Listening and Being Heard"

June 11, 2008 | Things to Do

The Impact of Listening and Being Heard

Friday, June 13, 2008
6:30 – 8:30pm (with exhibit remaining open till 9pm)
Free and open to the public

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, New York
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A panel discussion with Philip Napoli, a curator of In Our Own Words: Portraits of Brooklyn Vietnam Veterans, Dr. Herbert H. Stein, Director of the PTSD Clinical Team at the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Brooklyn, and Vietnam veterans Neil Kenny, Rudy Thomas, Tony Velez, and Tony Wallace, whose stories are featured in the exhibit.

For some veterans it takes years before they choose to speak about their war experiences. And some veterans never do. Why are so many Veterans, particularly of the Vietnam war, reluctant to speak? What happens when veterans finally share their stories? How does it feel to really be heard? And how are we, as listeners, effected?

Panelists in dialogue with Vietnam Veterans and whose stories are featured in the exhibit, Neil Kenny, Rudy Thomas, Tony Velez, and Tony Wallace:

Philip Napoli is a 20th century U.S. social and public historian, with research interests in the history of veterans and veterans’ issues, the Vietnam War and the City of New York and a professor at Brooklyn College. His book New York’s Vietnam: An Oral History is forthcoming from Hill and Wang.

Dr. Herbert H. Stein is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who has been the Director of the PTSD Clinical Team at the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Brooklyn since 1986. He is also on the faculty of the NYU Psychoanalytic Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center.


Sady Sullivan
Oral History Program Coordinator
Brooklyn Historical Society
718.222.4111 x233

For more information please visit: http://brooklynhistory.org/resources/oral_hist.html