Thank You for Your Service

Thank You for Your Service: A Visual Collage and Series of Conversations with Military Veterans

January – April 2013 / AACC Library 

Launched with the support of a number of community-based veteran service organizations, the Office of the Dean of Students/Student Veteran Affairs, and the UIC ROTC, this exhibition and related programs were designed to provide a welcoming and creative space for veterans and reservists to share their experiences; to build the capacity of those who have been impacted by military service to utilize creative formats to share their stories; explore how social stigmas and politics, technology and the continually shifting political landscape shape the ways that civilians relate to vets; and finally to foster an environment that promotes understanding between veterans and civilians.