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Recent News

  • Read a Welcome Note from the New Interim Director of the Joiner Institute, Thomas C. Miller (7/21/20)
  • Check out the Joiner Institute Summer 2020 Newsletter with a recap of our Spring events (6/24/20)
  • Congratulations to Joiner intern Tony Martin. "The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization that trains and redeploys veterans in their communities, has awarded UMass Boston student veteran Tony Martin ’19 a $1,500 grant through its Service Leadership Corps to support My Brother’s Keeper Boston in its COVID-19 response this summer. President Barack Obama launched the My Brother's Keeper initiative in 2014 to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. Read full article on UMB News here. (6/9/20)
  • Two Essays on Racism by Writers' Workshop Faculty, reflections inspired by recent protests for racial justice in the U.S. Our Racism is a Hydra, by Joiner Writers' Workshop faculty member, former Boston Poet Laureate, and Lesley Professor Danielle Legros Georges. (6/5/20). Sean Davis, Iraq War Army veteran, professor, author, and veteran activist from Portland, Oregon recently published There Comes a Time When Silence Is a Betrayal (6/18/20).
  • A wonderful write up of the Joiner Institute is featured in CONSEQUENCE Magazine online, written by UMass Boston MFA student and Army veteran, Westley Smith. (5/15/20)
  • The Joiner Institute, along with other UMass Boston Centers and Institutes, is featured in the May Newsletter for the Office of Community Partnerships. (5/30/20)
  • The Joiner Institute has postponed the rest of our Veteran Film Series due to campus closure. Stay tuned for new screening dates in Fall 2020. Featuring three films and documentaries that explore what happens after war. All screenings will feature talk backs with veterans, filmmakers and other panelists. Free admission to all screenings.
    • Jirga, a film about the war in Afghanistan
      Monday, Feb 24 at 7 pm. Community Church Boston 
    • Postponed  Veteran Children: When Parents Go to War documentary
      Tuesday, March 31 at 3:30 p.m. - Campus Center 3545
    • Postponed - MEATGRINDER documentary: The Truth about Iraq and Afghanistan From Those Who Fought
      Thursday, April 16 at 3:30 p.m. - Campus Center 3540
  • Postponed On April 7th, Joiner friend Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai reads from her new novel about Vietnam, The Mountains Sing at the Brookline Booksmith Translation Series
  • It was an honor to host Vietnam combat veteran and Zen Buddhist Monk Claude Anshin Thomas at UMass Boston on March 4th. Check out the Zaltho Foundation for more information about how Anshin helps veterans and caregivers through meditation practice.
  • Thanks to all who attended our February 11th event Salute to those who served … (click for pictures and video) a special Black History Month celebration at UMass Boston, honoring Dr. Charles Desmond for his military service and distinguished career in higher education. Featuring a veteran student panel discussion, facilitated by Wale Aliyu, local TV personality. 
  • Ongoing Opportunities for UMass Boston Veterans:
  • Read our Winter 2019 Newsletter featuring Joiner Institute Student Profiles, Recent Events and more!

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