“Helping Soldiers Tell Their Stories” via UW News

Shawn Wong leading Red Badge Project class.A piece that ran in Perspectives newsletter about the Red Badge Project:

“When actor Tom Skerritt learned that more American soldiers were committing suicide than being killed in Afghanistan, and that many felt no one was listening to their story, he was determined to help. He called several friends, including novelist and screenwriter Shawn Wong, UW professor of English. “We know how to tell a story and how to teach people to tell a story,” Skerritt told Wong. ‘We should do something.’

“That ‘something’ became the Red Badge Project, which provides soldiers with the tools to tell their own stories in their own way.”

Read the article.

Published on 30 November, 2015      |