Conversation Project: Life after War

Photography and Oral Histories of Coming Home

February 19, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. | McMinnville Public Library

225 NW Adams St., McMinnville OR 97128

When does a war end? Does it ever? Many returning soldiers bring wars back with them, and these wars can reach beyond the battlefield or firefight, infiltrating the very thing that defines comfort and safety: home. The trials of homecoming are vast and complex, often resonating with tales of Odysseus’ journey back to Ithaca from the Trojan War. Photographer Jim Lommasson has collected oral histories from returning soldiers and documented their struggles at home. In this conversation, participants will consider the wars at home faced not only by returning veterans, but also by communities at large. Read more.

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