Saturday, September 20, 2008

Warrior Writers Project

"The Warrior Writers Project provides tools and space for community building, healing and redefinition for Iraq Veterans Against the War. Through writing/artistic workshops that are based on experiences in the military and Iraq, the veterans unbury their secrets and connect with each other on a personal and artistic level. The writing from the workshops is compiled into books, performances and exhibits that provide a lens into the hearts of people who have a deep and intimate relationship with the Iraq war. It gives the veterans a sense of ownership over their stories and strength in their voice, perspective and power. It is through these workshops and sharing that the reconciliation process can strengthen and continue."

- Lovella Calicia, Iraq Veterans Against the War