HCSCC, Fargo VA Collaborate on How-To-Talk-With-A-Veteran Discussion Panel

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The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County and Fargo Veterans Affairs present a How-To-Talk-With-A-Veteran panel discussion.  

The panel, moderated by Dr. Margo Norton of the Fargo Veterans Affairs Medical Center, will feature local veterans and their experiences with different aspects of military life. This panel discussion will also allow members of the community to speak with local veterans and ask questions. 

This event is free and located at the Hjemkomst Center, Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 6pm. There will also be live recordings on our Facebook and YouTube social media pages. Virtual attendees are asked to submit questions via Facebook. HCSCC asks that in-person seating be reserved for veterans’ families and friends due to limited space. To join via social media, go to www.hcscconline.org/Events and scroll down to the event.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Warriors of the North: Healing Through Art. The exhibit features paintings from an anonymous veteran artist, a photo installation from local veteran Joshua Zeis, and a collection of masks painted by veterans and service members at the Fargo Veteran Affairs Hospital.  The mask program was originally developed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for soldiers returning home with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The art workshops used to produce those masks were replicated by Fargo VA staff, led by clinical psychologist Dr. Margo Norton. 

Warriors in the North: Healing Through Art will be on exhibition at the Hjemkomst Center through Sunday, March 6, 2022.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Lake Region Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. This project is also supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts and by The FM Area FoundationThe Alex Stern Family Foundation, and The Arts Partnership, with support from the Cities of Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo and Sanford Health. from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Veterans interested in taking part in future events should call Dr. Margo Norton of the Fargo Veterans Affairs Medical Center at (701) 239-3700, ext. 3150, or email her at [email protected].

All facilities are wheelchair accessible and there will be an ASL interpreter present online. To request other accommodations, please contact HCSCC executive director Maureen Kelly Jonason at [email protected] or (218) 299-5511, ext 6732, two weeks prior to the event.