As part of Outside the Wire, an annual programming series highlighting veterans’ narratives, the Writers House is proud to present “Speaking Out About Marginalized Experiences in the Military.” This event pairs speakers whose scholarly, journalistic, or creative work concerns veterans’ experiences with the lived experiences of veterans themselves. This free event will take place on Wednesday, January 22, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Multi-Purpose Room. Registration is requested. 

This year, our focus is on the stories of veterans whose experiences aren’t as often highlighted, or in some cases silenced entirely, such as veterans of color, women, and members of the LGBTQIA community. The discussion will feature Samuel Black, curator of African American Programs at the Heinz History Center, Helen Benedict, author of The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving In Iraq, and area veterans Mike Miller and Nickie Castro. 

The Writers House is proud to partner with Warrior Writers and the Rutgers University Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services on this program, made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.