Experience Firsthand Accounts of War

Stories from Wartime: Spring Semester 2019

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. 

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

This event is free but very popular with limited seating. Please arrive early.

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 2019 Stories From Wartime public speaker and lecture series. See location details above.

Date              Topic
Jan. 30   
Pivot Point Vietnam: Tet 1968

Jan. 30, 1968, marked the onset of the Tet Offensive which drastically altered American public support for the war in Vietnam. Come hear Vietnam veterans and civilians reflect on the pivotal turning point.
Feb. 20 Contested Identities: Life After Combat

The "veteran" identity means different things to different people and is used to different ends. Come hear combat veterans discuss the relationship between their own war experience and how it has impacted their lives after the military.
March 20
#MeToo and the Military: What's Changed?

The military has been navigating complex gender dynamics for decades. With the prevalence of the #MeToo movement, how has military culture changed? How has the military responded to gendered tensions in the past?

April 10 Diversity in the Ranks: Issues of Race in the U.S. Military

There are twin narratives regarding race in the U.S. military. The first is that the military has been a "melting pot" and ahead of the times in terms of racial inclusivity. The other narrative argues that the military replicates larger societal norms. Which is correct, and can it be both?