Californians' Experience of War - A Dialog
An event sponsored by the Cal Poly Pomona Veterans Resource Center and the California Center for Ethics and Policy at Cal Poly Pomona, with co-sponsorship from the Leatherby Libraries.
Soldiers fight— but combat is not the only way to experience war. Join us for reading-based discussions focused on how you and your fellow Californians experience and envision war. Our discussions will explore how war shapes identity, culture, and society, as well as values such as patriotism, loyalty, community, and sacrifice.
Participation and all materials are FREE!
Selections from Diane M.T. North, California at War: The State and the People During World War I
Past participants say discussions
- helped them see connections between military and civilian lives (85%)
- helped them “recognize common patterns (e.g. honor, sacrifice) across military and non-military experiences”(92%)
- “improve the health of our society as a whole” (99%)