Lobby Exhibit: FROM WAR TO HOME
The exhibit From War to Home is the culmination of a year-long participatory research project conducted by Gala True, PhD, in partnership with 29 Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Using photographs and words, these Veterans shared their experiences of military service, deployment, and homecoming. Their images and stories give voice to the diversity of perspectives and experiences of those who have served, bearing witness to the health impacts of military service and deployment during a time of war and the challenges of making the transition back to civilian life. In so doing, From War to Home invites reflection on the personal and collective costs of war and stimulates dialogue between Veterans and those who wish to welcome them home.
From War to Home premiered at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center in November 2012 and has since been displayed in several venues within and outside the VA. In addition to the traveling exhibit, Dr. True continues to collaborate with Veterans from the project to share the message of From War to Home with new audiences through presentations, interviews with the press, and publication in peer-reviewed journals.
From War to Home is a project of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The exhibit was made possible by a VA HSR&D grant (PPO 10-255), with additional support from the VISN 4 Center for Evaluation of Patient Aligned Care Teams. For questions about the project or exhibit travel, contact Gala True, Project Director (Jennifer.True2@va.gov) or Anneliese Butler, Project Manager (Anneliese.Butler@va.gov).
The public is welcome to visit the exhibit in the Wilma's lobby Tuesday thru Thursday from 1:00-5:00pm, free of charge.