Stories from Wartime

Every spring semester for the past 24 years, Regis University’s Center for the Study of War Experience has led a public history series, "Stories from Wartime," featuring veterans and civilians sharing their wartime experiences. The moderated panels have represented WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. For the second year, the Center will partner with the Arvada Center to bring its panels to a larger public audience.

These events are free and open to the public. If you wish to attend, please register in advance by placing a free general admisison ticket in your cart and completing the checkout process using the links below.

Pivot Point Vietnam: Tet 1968

January 30 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Jan. 30, 1968, marked the onset of the Tet Offensive which drastically altered American public support for the war in Vietnam. Come hear Vietnam veterans and civilians reflect on the pivotal turning point.


Contested Identities: Life After Combat

February 20 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The "veteran" identity means different things to different people and is used to different ends. Come hear combat veterans discuss the relationship between their own war experience and how it has impacted their lives after the military.


#MeToo and the Military: What's Changed?

March 20 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The military has been navigating complex gender dynamics for decades. With the prevalence of the #MeToo movement, how has military culture changed? How has the military responded to gendered tensions in the past?


Diversity in the Ranks: Issues of Race in the U.S. Military

April 10 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

There are twin narratives regarding race in the U.S. military. The first is that the military has been a "melting pot" and ahead of the times in terms of racial inclusivity. The other narrative argues that the military replicates larger societal norms. Which is correct, and can it be both?