for the Study of War and Social Consequences
The William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences promotes research, curriculum development, events, and educational, cultural, and humanitarian exchanges which address the consequences of war. By serving veterans, family members of veterans, war refugees and all victims of war, we aim to create a public space where the issues of war and their human, social, political, and environmental consequences can be openly discussed, debated, and analyzed.
- June 25-29, 2018 - Join us as our annual Writers' Workshop hosts an entire week of public Readings and Events.
- Sign our petition to Restore Full Funding for the Joiner Institute! Check out video from our Save the Joiner stand out on Vietnam Veterans Day and recent coverage of the Joiner Institute struggle in The Boston Globe, the Bay State Banner, and Counterpunch.
- Joiner Institute Director Tom Kane was interviewed on WGBH about the recent Executive Order that expands access to mental health care for veterans.
- Last fall the Vietnam Writers Association (VWA) and the Vietnam Union for the Arts and Literature awarded national medals to UMass Boston's William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences for the Institute's contributions to the arts and literature in Vietnam.
- Giselle Sterling, the Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Veterans' Services for the city of Boston, was the receipient of the 2017 annual Joiner Institute Theodore Parker award for outstanding service to the Boston veterans community.
- Check out photos and videos from last summer's 30th Writers Workshop Poetry and Music Celebration at the Boston Public Library.
31st Joiner Writers' Workshop June 25-29, 2018
Join the Joiner Institute for our 31st annual summer Writers' Workshop, June 25-29, 2018. Apply today!