As part of a new and exciting project for the Buffalo veteran community, we are looking for six (6) discussion leaders for our upcoming community discussion series “Developing a Sense of Meaningful Belonging among Veterans” (funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities). Discussion leader responsibilities will include:
To be eligible to apply to be a discussion leader:1.
Each discussion leader will receive a stipend of $250 per day for the six days of the preparatory training program and $250 per monthly discussion session they lead.
Please submit your application materials via e-mail to the following three project leaders:
5:00 PM, Thursday July 15, 2021
Additional Project Information:
The project aims to facilitate an understanding of how veterans develop a feeling of social connection and active participation in the civilian world.
The monthly discussion sessions with military veterans consist of two series [time TBD]. The first series will take place from September 2021 until March 2022 (except December 2021). The second cycle will take place from May 2022 until October 2022. Both series will focus on discussion of humanities sources that examine different aspects of veterans’ experiences, and compare and contrast those experiences across the American Civil War and the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars by exploring the theme of meaningful belonging through the following six topics: loss and suffering; disability; mental health; reconciliation; public memory; and, reintegration. The humanities sources will include historical writings, letters, fiction, and documentaries. An exhibition of veterans’ photographs and a public panel discussion at the downtown Buffalo and Erie County Library in April 2022 will also be held as part of this project.
For additional information about the project, or for any questions you may have about this position, please contact Dr. Neofotistos at firstname.lastname@example.org .