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Service Together
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Uniting veterans and civilians in mutual pursuit of social justice to bridge the military-civilian divide

Service Together bridges the military-civilian divide by uniting veterans and their communities in mutual pursuit of social justice.

Service Together’s vision is that veterans will be able to leverage their unique perspective and experience to further social justice initiatives in partnership with their civilian peers. More

Multimedia

Fred Johnson interviews Queens rapper and poet Ha Style, featured artist performing at Soundtrack of War on June 4 at the Queens Museum!

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017
blogThe Long Hand of the Pigeon

As a child I used to believe in just wars, trusting my elders and being able to isolate evil people in the world. All part of my miseducation, I suppose. I’ve come a long way and now look back at this time as an odd dream. I think back in anger at all that was fed to me through school and elsewhere. This is not to say that I am... more...

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017
blogThe Way Forward (On the Graduation of the U.S....

Body bags laid out like black piano keys The somber discordant score of war. Brought up on the dream The impervious fighting machine The American soldier, G.I. Joe, now Jane Gladiator, warrior, hero of the world. This is equality. One finally equals one Right down to shaved heads No gender bias for killing... more...

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017
blogThe Veteran and Pit-bull-itus

We were picking up a friend when I saw a man pushing down a woman. I walked over and managed to pull him off of her. Of course, he wouldn’t leave her alone, a little too much alcohol on board.  I told another bystander to call the cops, after asking if she wanted them. I asked because it was Seattle, they were minorities, and... more...

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017
blogI Went to Pakistan Looking for Answers, I Found a...

This spring, I attended an interreligious peace conference in Pakistan. When I landed, I thought that Spring would bring fighting season soon, just a few hundred kilometers north.  The late March heat in Lahore and Islamabad thrust me back into the sights and sounds of Central Asia, the smell of korma, the wail of the Azan at prayer... more...