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Mil-Tree Veteran Project Receives Grant Award From California Humanities

Updated: Mar 15, 2022

Joshua Tree, CA — California Humanities has announced the recent round of Humanities For All Quick Grant awards. Mil-Tree Veteran Project has been awarded $5000 for its project entitled “The Art of Resilience.”

The Humanities For All Quick Grant is a competitive grant program of California Humanities that supports locally-initiated public humanities projects that respond to the needs and interests of Californians, encourage greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promotes understanding and empathy among all our state’s peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy.

Mil-Tree will offer a 3-day virtual retreat titled, “The Art of Resilience”, May 28 -30 2020. Using the Joseph Campbell template of the hero’s journey as a structural framework, and resanctifying all stages of the warrior's journey through art and ritual, this retreat will bring together veterans transitioning from military service to civilian life. They will be joined by other community members who will bear witness along with being in process themselves. Retreat led by Dr. Ed Tick, Miguel Rivera, Ben Dennis and Leilani Squire. “We are pleased and honored to bring together our superior and experienced team of facilitators to lead our veterans and civilian supporters through an intensive 3 day zoom retreat teaching warrior wisdom, transformation and resiliency to support their successful homecoming journey.” — Dr. Ed Tick

“These projects will bring the complexity and diversity of California to light in new ways that will engage Californians from every part of our state, and, will help us all understand each other better,” said Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities. “We congratulate the grantees whose projects will promote understanding and provide insight into a wide range of topics, issues, and experiences.”

A complete list of all Humanities For All Quick Grants can be found on the website here.

California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment of the Humanities, promotes the humanities – focused on ideas, conversation and learning – as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. California Humanities has provided grants and programs across the state since 1975. To learn more visit, or follow California Humanities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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