'War to Home' exhibition shares veterans' realities of military service

A photography exhibit, scheduled from April 10 through May 10 at UCSC's Porter College, explores the impact of military service, deployment, and homecoming for 40 veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The opening for "From War to Home: Through the Veteran's Lens" will take place on Thursday, April 10, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Porter Faculty Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

"Given the historical tensions around military recruiting on campus and a generally liberal anti-war climate, it is incumbent on us to open a conversation about veterans’ experiences of deployment and homecoming as part of our campus climate and diversity work," says Kimberly Lau, provost of Oakes College.

The exhibition is sponsored by all 10 UCSC colleges and UCSC's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. It runs concurrently with a display at UCSC Special Collections of the "Combat Paper Project."

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