In recognition of Veterans Day, USC’s Vision and Voices: Arts and Humanities Initiative a performance of “Fit for Society” will be performed by the Veterans Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at 6 p.m. in the University of Southern California’s Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom located at 3607 Trousdale Parkway in Los Angeles.
The event is designed to engage the university’s Trojan family to develop a greater understanding of and motivation to support returning servicemen and women in the community, specifically at USC.
“Thousands of military personnel are expected to reintegrate into civilian life given the end of America’s longest war with a large number of veterans planning to utilize their G.I. Bill benefits and enroll in colleges and universities across the country,” said a university press release. “Communities, including colleges and universities, must educate their members in preparation of receiving and supporting America’s veterans as they transition back into society, which can be difficult and challenging at times.”
“Fit for Society,” written by Brian Monahan, the son of a Navy officer, and Stephan Wolfert, a U.S. Army Veteran and military director of the Tony Award-winning Broadway production “Movin’ Out!” is “a compelling and unflinching play about the military experience during war presented “without pity, apology or political agenda” encountering the stories of actual soldiers, survivors and family members,” according to the release.
Dr. Anthony Hassan, Director of the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families and a retired Air Force officer, will moderate a conversation with Monahan and Wolfert. In an interactive reception following the conversation, five veterans within the USC community, one to represent each branch of the United States military, will share through powerful multimedia displays how their military experiences have shaped their lives.
For more information about USC’s Vision and Voices: Arts and Humanities Initiative, please visit www.usc.edu/visionsandvoices or contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or 213.740.0483. For more information about the Veterans Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.govcpa.org.