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VETERAN EXPERIENCES IN CIVILIAN SOCIETY

Podcast

VETERAN EXPERIENCES IN CIVILIAN SOCIETY WITH RENEE THORNTON-ROOP AND MARY FISK

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About

VETERAN EXPERIENCES IN CIVILIAN SOCIETY

If you do not have veteran status or if you are not close to anyone with veteran status, you may have a skewed view, regardless of political leaning, on what it's like to be a veteran. Veterans are faced with awkward conversations and confrontations that miss the point around both their individual experiences as well as the collective nature of what it can mean to have served. Questions also arise as to what are the demographics of those who have served as well as to whom veterans were in service.

Non-Exhaustive Reading and Media List

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Reflection

YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH VETERANS

1. Describe your connection and/or disconnection with veterans.

2. How are your connections or disconnections rooted in your own family's beliefs and practices?

3. What have you learned by listening to the podcast and any related materials?

Action Ideas

VETERAN EXPERIENCES IN YOUR COMMUNITY

1. There are likely policies, dictated by federal laws, in your place of work related to the prevention of discrimination of veterans. Do those policies extend into what veterans experience in your workplace? Dig a little deeper to find out and learn how to make the workplace better for them.

2. Increasingly, fewer Americans have a connection to a veteran. Given that, what might you do in your community to enrich the connections between civilians and veterans? Bonus: how might listening to one another (veteran to civilian and vice versa) heal other divides related to race, class, gender, age, religion, immigration, politics, and sexuality?

Support the Work

ORGANIZATIONS THAT ADDRESS ISSUES RELATED TO VETERANS

10 Charities that Support Veterans (article)

While the linked article suggests some charity organizations, you should also look into local efforts to support the inclusion of veterans in your community. If you work at a university or a large organization or corporation, you could find out ways to support offices that serve veteran students or employees. 

Veteran Experiences in Civilian Society: List
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