From Military Trauma to Healing through Creative Arts

Newark Public Library - Main Branch 5 Washington St, Newark

This multi-part program will start with a conversation with James Yee, whose remarkable story includes serving as one of the Army's first Muslim chaplains at Guantanamo Bay in the early 2000s and later being falsely accused of espionage when he reported the abuse of prisoners. An activist for military justice while pursuing artistic expression as part of his healing, Yee will join Jan Barry, Jenny Pacanowski, and other veterans in the second part of the program as they explore how writing, art, and other forms of creative expression can offer veterans pathways to healing.