The Veterans' Dreams Project: Arts in the Veteran Community Discussion

10 Mar 2016
The Kimmel Center, SEI Innovation Studio, 300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia


Holding It Down, Harlem Stage. Photo by Mark Millman Photography. Courtesy of Kimmel Center, Inc.

In conjunction with the Center-funded project Holding It Down: the Veterans' Dreams Project, the Kimmel Center, Inc. presents a discussion with Dr. Gala True, project director for From War to Home, a traveling exhibition of photo narratives depicting the impact of military service from veterans' perspectives. Dr. True's participatory research on post-deployment health and reintegration into society will inform a conversation around the arts' role in the veteran community.

The Veterans' Dreams Project is a thought-provoking multimedia work of music, poetry, and visuals that illuminates the lived experiences of minority veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. A collaboration between jazz pianist, composer, and MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer and poet, performer, and librettist Mike Ladd, the evening-length work engages local veteran communities and Warrior Writers, a veteran-focused arts organization.

This event is free and open to the public.