Defending Your Voice: Teaching Soldiers How to Tell Their Stories. Red Badge Project instructor Shawn Wong adds Red Badge Project to Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau topics.
For the past year, author Shawn Wong, along with a team of teachers in the Red Badge Project, has been teaching veterans at Joint Base Lewis-McChord how to construct the stories of their lives in writing. Through the project, soldiers are able to translate and articulate their lives away from home, their experiences and their traumas to themselves, their families and the community. The goal is the same – to be heard and understood. Wong will discuss what he has learned from this program and how communities and soldiers might learn to share, hear and understand the stories of our veterans. He will talk about how veterans’ stories can give us insight into the traumas of war.
For more information on how you can book or attend one of Shawn’s presentations go to http://www.humanities.org/programs/ and select Speakers Bureau.