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World War I and America: Welcome

This guide goes along with the World War I and America grant hosted by TCC Southeast Campus from November 2017 to February 2018.

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World War I and America is a major initiative involving public programs in all fifty states, a traveling exhibition, a multimedia website, and the publication of an anthology of writings by Americans who experienced World War I. The Judith J. Carrier Library was one of 120 libraries chosen to be part of the World War I and America program in a competitive process.   

Organized to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the nation’s entry into the war in 1917, the project will bring members of the veteran community together with the general public in libraries and museums around the country to explore the transformative impact of the First World War by reading, discussing, and sharing insights into the writings of Americans who experienced it firsthand. Providing scholar-moderated opportunities for those who served in more recent conflicts to bring their experiences to bear on historical events and texts, the project will illuminate for a wide audience the lasting legacies of World War I, and the similarities and differences between past and present.

This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.

Please join Tarrant County College and the Judith J. Carrier Library for the World War I and America program series from November 2017 to February 2018. Everyone is welcome to attend, and all events are free. For more information about World War I and America, please see the project website at http://wwiamerica.org.  

All events will be held at the Judith J. Carrier Library on Tarrant County College-Southeast Campus. Please contact the program coordinator, Tracey Minzenmayer, at 817-515-3388 with any questions.

 

Judith J. Carrier Library
Tarrant County College-Southeast Campus
2100 Southeast Parkway
Arlington, TX 76018
817-515-3804 

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Event Schedule

The Veterans’ Experience from World War I to Today
Date: 
Nov. 6
Time: 11:45 am -12:40 pm
Room: ESED 1212, Library Classroom
Please join us for the kickoff of Veterans Week at a panel of Tarrant County College veterans discussing their experiences in and out of the military. Excerpts from the writings of World War I soldiers and others will frame the discussion. The panel will be moderated by Air Force veteran and Public Services Librarian, James Foreman. This event is co-sponsored by the Judith J. Carrier Library, Southeast Campus Student Activities, the Veterans Success Center, and the World War I and America grant. 

Perspectives of the Peacekeepers
Date: 
Nov. 7
Time: 8:30 am - 9:50 am
Room: ESED 1212, Library Classroom
Dianne Suarez, Air Force veteran and TCC Instructor of English, will moderate a discussion by the students in her Perspectives of the Peacekeepers class on World War I literature and its relevance today. 

Film Discussion of Searching for Home 
Date: Nov. 15
Time: 12:50 pm - 2:10 pm
Room: ESED 1212, Library Classroom
Arlandis Jones, Army veteran and TCC Instructor of English, will show clips and lead a discussion of Searching for Home, a documentary about veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and more recent conflicts returning to their civilian lives and their process of healing. The video will be available to watch in full outside of the discussion. 

Dystopian Dialogues—Culture (at) War: Selling Unity, Suppressing Dissent
Date: 
Dec. 5
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Room: ESED 1212, Library Classroom
Vicki Sapp, Ph.D., TCC Professor of English, will lead a series of student presentations on war, both external (culture at war) and internal (culture war). 

Dystopian Dialogues—Culture (at) War: Panel Discussion, “1984 and 2017: War and Dystopia” 
Date: 
Dec. 7
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Room: ESED 1212, Library Classroom
Vicki Sapp, Ph.D., TCC Professor of English, will moderate a panel discussion on the novel 1984, how it is relevant today, and war as a dystopian first mover.