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Veteran-Civilian Dialogue @ CSI, Fri 2/25, 2-4 PM

February 22, 2011 | Things to Do

Dear Veterans and Veteran Supporters,

We are pleased to announce that the CSI Student Veteran Center will be
hosting a Veteran – Civilian Dialogue in collaboration with Intersections
International on Friday, February 25th from 2:00-4:00pm in 1C Green Dolphin
Lounge.

Veteran – Civilian Dialogue SM (VCD) is a powerful form of community
building and healing developed two years ago directly addressing the need
for the reintegration of returning soldiers and the gap between veterans
and civilians, often cited as a major barrier for successful transition to
civilian life. VCD are replicable 2 hour live events 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.

Through deep listening, dialogue and creative communal activities we can
heal the wounds of war and learn the lessons it can and must teach us so
that we may grow as individuals, communities and as a nation. The
Veteran-Civilian Dialogue seeks to honor the impact on both groups and
assist in restoring wholeness. VCD has been tested and proven in 20
dialogue events.  It is regarded as a significant resource for
reintegration of veterans and civilians to each other and the communities
in which they live. It further addresses the need that both groups have for
relationship, resiliency and the overlooked struggle with the moral and
psychological impact of war and the debilitating consequences long after
deployment. For more information please visit:

http://www.intersectionsinternational.org/programs/consequences-conflict/veteran-civilian-dialogue

http://www.intersectionsinternational.org/news/2011-02-10/new-york-times-features-veteran-civilian-dialogue-project

Please feel free to spread the word to any veterans and civilians (see
attached flyer). This event is free and open to all veterans and civilians,
all are welcome. Lunch will be served.

*Co-sponsored by the Student Veteran Center and the Campus Activities
Board*

Veteran – Civilian Dialogue
Friday, February 25, 2011
2 PM – 4 PM
1C Green Dolphin Lounge

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Urszula Echols
Veterans Coordinator
College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd. 1C-219
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 982-3108
(718) 982-3073 Fax
www.csi.cuny.edu/veterans