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Reno, Nevada
Exploring Women Veteran’s Experiences
Discussion facilitators trained together over three days to form the Duty and War’s Impact on Women (DWIW) Cadre. Image courtesy of the David J. Drakulich Foundation.

As part of the Dialogues on the Experience of War program, the David J. Drakulich Foundation hosted Duty and War’s Impact on Women, a preparatory workshop for discussion leaders and a two-year literary discussion program across Northern and Central Nevada. This program brought together veterans and civilians to explore women veterans’ experiences—particularly themed around duty towards homecoming and reintegration—and greatly expanded the capacity of an independent Nevada organization to serve the state's veterans through the humanities.

“The military-connected community is getting smaller and smaller. We need projects that bring us together. Veterans tend to isolate their experiences to ‘fit in,’ projects like this give people an opportunity to express their feelings in a supportive environment.”

–Survey respondent

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