Gather virtually as a community to hold space for our Veterans and their families on Thursday, November 9th at 7 PM EST.

Join us for a gathering featuring the voices of veterans as we honor Veterans Day. Featuring readings from Veterans, a reflection on the meaning of belonging, and the premiere of a short documentary film celebrating our diverse community. This workshop will be recorded, and a link will be e-mailed to all ticket holders once the recording is available.

All are welcome to this FREE event. Donations are accepted and benefit Community Building Art Works programs for veterans, service members, military families, and health care workers.

Featured Performances by Veteran Artists: Kim DeFiori, Alexis Laryea, Joe Merritt, Donna Stove-Cody, & Ben Weakley
Hosted by Author & CBAW co-founder, Seema Reza.

Seema Reza is the author of the books A Constellation of Half-Lives and When the World Breaks Open. She is the CEO of Community Building Art Works, a non-profit that brings workshops led by professional artists to service members, veterans, and clinicians and is featured in the 2018 HBO documentary We Are Not Done Yet. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, McSweeney’s, The LA Review, LitHub and Electric Literature among others. Case studies from her work with military populations have appeared in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Related Diseases in Combat Veterans.

Community Building Art Works (CBAW) is a charitable organization that builds healthy and connected communities where veterans and civilians share creative expression, mutual understanding, and support through workshops led by professional artists. Seema Reza is the chair of CBAW and facilitates a multi-hospital arts program that encourages use of the arts as a tool for narration, self-care, and socialization for those struggling with emotional and physical injuries.