Student Vets Invite All to a Free Screening of “The Welcome”


A photo from The Welcome Home Project, basis for the documentary The Welcome.

All are welcome to a free screening of the documentary film, The Welcome, which tracks veterans and their families through a five-day retreat that transforms the experience of war into “the beauty of poetry.”

Air Force veteran and president of the University of South Florida Student Veterans Association, Kiersten Downs, is extending an open invitation to encourage better understanding between veterans, other college students and staff and the general public.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 27 starting at 2 pm

WHERE: University of South Florida Tampa Campus, the Oval Theater in the Marshall Student Center, 4202 E. Fowler Ave.

The special event will include an introduction by Michael Dakduk, Executive Director of Student Veterans of America, Additionally, the SVA and the USF Office of Veteran Services will be launching the Got Your 6 Campus Success Network prior to the film. There will be free food to follow.



3 Responses

  1. Very interessant also for, by war, we may tray lessons of live and his poetry on any his instances, moments, situations. The war as poetry, teaching, learning: how warriors live, wath their problems, consequences of years of war. Thanks for this initiative that will pose veterans as actors of life and men whose live is itself teaching claudio alpaca

  2. The USF Student Veterans Association is very excited for the event tomorrow. Sometimes our wounds may visible but often times they are invisible. We have come together as a community and we are healing together. We would be honored if you could join us for this powerful documentary screening. This will also be an opportunity to speak with student veterans and learn more about who we are and and what kind of work we are involved in at the USF campus and in the larger Tampa community.

  3. good luck may you all be successful

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