A. Who We Are and What We Do

Bergen Community College’s Center for Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation, along with the Center for Veteran and Military Affairs, hosts an open-ended discussion series on military literature titled “No Man’s Land: Dialogues on the Experience of War.”

The programs reflect the College’s prioritization of providing support for U.S. military veterans by encouraging the community to study the issues raised by war and military service. There are approximately 150 self-identified student veterans enrolled at Bergen and more than 31,000 veterans who live in Bergen County, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

As Thomas LaPointe, co-director of the “No Man’s Land” project states, “Examining and exploring the experience of war also offers an extraordinary opportunity to engage in discussions about the impact of trauma in our local Bergen community – and globally.”

Reading discussions are co-facilitated by Thomas LaPointe and Mark Althusser of Bergen Community College’s English Department, and John Giaimo, the Bergen Community College’s Veterans Counselor.    

The series is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. All events are free and open to the public, though attendees and participants should RSVP by emailing jgiaimo@bergen.edu or tlapointe@bergen.edu.

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