October 5, 2019
Professor of History and Co-Director of the of Mellon Public Works Initiative Susannah Ottaway and Program Associate Elizabeth Budd ’19 attended the Minnesota Humanities Center’s Veterans’ Voices Awards 2019, which honored outstanding pieces of writing by local veterans on their experiences of war.
The Public Works Initiative was invited to attend because of our event last year that centered on veterans’ voices, “Conversations About Unspeakable Things.”
During the ceremony, awardees read from their powerful pieces on pain, trauma, loss, love, and hope. In addition, fellow Carleton alum Jess Bellville ’00 from TPT was present. Jess was invited because of her work on TPT’s “Minnesota Remembers Vietnam” project, which highlights Minnesota’s memories of the Vietnam War.