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2019 Veterans’ Voices Awardees Announced

September 3, 2019 - By Minnesota Humanities Center

The Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) is thrilled to announce the 2019 Veterans’ Voices Awardees! These nine individuals have shared exemplary written works of poetry, prose, essays, memoirs, and more that speak to their military service and experiences as a Veteran. Through the written word, Veterans find their voice, process their…

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Bruce Lee and the Rules of Engagement

July 23, 2019 - By Karin Aguilar-San Juan

For several years at Macalester College I’ve been teaching a course about Bruce Lee, the iconic martial artist/movie star from the 1970s. The course explores themes of racism, masculinity, and violence. As a lifelong martial arts practitioner myself, I admire Bruce Lee’s skill, perseverance, and insight. In order to prevent…

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Share Your Story of Military Service

May 22, 2019 - By Mary Manor

Many Veterans hesitate or worry that they don’t have a ‘great’ story to tell or aren’t good at writing it down. I was one of those Veterans. When I attended my first Warrior Writers Workshop in 2018, all I could think about was how I hadn’t deployed to Iraq or…

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The Next Best Thing

April 5, 2019 - By Kristin White

Growing up, I remember my dad talking about his experiences during WWII in the Pacific. I remember studying every page of his Seabee book and seeing photos of him in uniform as Chief Petty Officer. I remember a little cigar box with tissue inside that held his dog tags, a…

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What We Don’t Know We Don’t Know About Veterans on Campus

March 19, 2019 - By Amy Muse

A few weeks after I attended the Veterans’ Voices Educator Salon in summer 2018, a card appeared in my mailbox; it was from me, reminding future me of ways I could help student-Veterans at the University of St. Thomas, where I teach English. For several years now—since reading Bryan…

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