Join author and war correspondent Sebastian Junger on November 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stieren Theater at Trinity University for the Maverick Lecture series at Trinity University.
Junger’s newest book, entitled: Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, is an investigation of the experiences of veterans and proposes that a major cause of pain is not being at war, but coming home. In Tribe, Junger demonstrates how this tribal connection has been lost in modern society. Junger also examines PTSD as a side effect of soldiers leaving the close bonds they have formed and returning to a disconnected modern society. As Junger says, “The problem doesn’t seem to be trauma on the battlefield, so much as re-entry into society.”
The lecture is free, and open to the public. For more information, visit Trinity University's website.
KLRN is dedicated to working with military and veteran families. KLRN in partnership with local, regional and national businesses, foundations and nonprofits, has launched a multi-year initiative to serve veterans and their families. Veterans Voices will:
- Provide a platform for veterans to share their experiences, both at war and at home, with the communities they have served.
- Give civilians, who may not fully understand the military experience, an opportunity to become aware of the challenges many veterans and their families face during transitions coming back from war and for years afterwards.
- Offer free educational workshops for military parents, caregivers and children focusing on:
- Strengthening military families by improving emotional well-being, parental resilience and social connections.
- Helping parents prepare their children for success in school.
- Giving parents and caregivers the tools to foster healthy nutritional habits for the entire family.
To learn more about Veterans Voices, visit pbs.klrn.org/veterans.