Experience First-Hand Accounts of War

Stories from Wartime: Spring Semester 2018

Stories from Wartime has changed!

Stories from Wartime is co-hosted by the Center for the Study of War Experience and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Panels will take place at the Arvada Center and feature veterans and civilians sharing personal narratives of war. Stories delve into the complexities and historical context of modern conflict and the realities of war, and aim to educate students and the community about their duty as citizens to make wise and well-informed judgments with regard to war. 

For more information on specific panels, visit arvadacenter.org.

Session Times
Sessions are held from 6 to 8 p.m. Seating is limited. We recommend arriving no later than 5:45 p.m.

Session Location
Historical Museum, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003

Panels are free and open to the public, but reservations are required. To register, visit: arvadacenter.org.

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities offers free parking. Visit arvadacenter.org for directions and parking information.

Upcoming Presentations

Please join us for these 2018 Stories From Wartime public speaker and lecture series. See location details above.

Date              Topic
Feb. 7   
The Combat Experience:

Combat veterans from the wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan discuss their experiences and share personal reflections. The intergenerational panel touches on perennial war themes and the lasting consequences of battle.
Feb. 28 The Korean War and its Legacy:

Through lecture and conversation, the modern history of Korea and its current consequences will be placed in historical context. The moderated panel will include the voices of those who experienced the Korean War from 1950-1953.
March 21
Gender, Race and the Military:

Is the military at the forefront of social change or a reactionary institution dedicated to the maintenance of the status quo? The panel will explore complex issues of gender and race, particularly as they relate to traditionally marginalized groups.

April 11 Japanese-American Internment and the "Othering" or Perceived Enemies:

Focusing on the WWII internment of Japanese-American, the topic grapples with what it means to conceptualize the enemy and the experience of those who may appear to be like them.
April 25
The Complexities of Commemoration:

How do Americans remember war? Controversies about remembrance reveal the ways in which commemoration is about the past and the present. The evening’s focus is on how war is remembered, written about, and presented in the aftermath of conflict. 

Featuring Adam Hochschild, author of "To End All Wars" and "King Leopold's Ghost," and Alex Kershaw, author of "The Liberator" and "The Longest Winter."