Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit & Events: April 1-April 22, WI Historical Society


During America’s War in Vietnam, tens of thousands of GIs and veterans created a robust movement in opposition to the war. Yet its history is largely unknown. This exhibit (along with its companion book) show how the GI movement unfolded, from the numerous anti-war coffeehouses springing up outside military bases, to the hundreds of GI newspapers giving an independent voice to active soldiers, to the stockade revolts and the strikes and near-mutinies on naval vessels and in the air force. It’s time to set the record straight.

Visit: https://wagingpeaceinvietnam.com/ for more info

Madison Friends Meeting is one of several Community Sponsors.


Tues. April 2nd 5:00 pm: Opening reception for the Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit with a talk: Dissent and Resistance Within the Armed Forces – featuring Susan Schnall, national president, Veterans for Peace; Ronald L. Haeberle, former Army photographer of the iconic My Lai Massacre photographs; David Cortright, Professor Emeritus and special advisor for policy, Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame, author and editor of over 20 books including Waging Peace in Vietnam: U.S. Soldiers and Veterans who Opposed the War.

Fri. April 5th 12:00 Noon: A War Without End: Legacies of the American War in Vietnam and Among American Veterans with Ngo Xuan Hien, communications manager, Project RENEW; Chuck Searcy, co-founder and international advisor to Project RENEW; Heather Bowser, founder of Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance, advocacy for offspring of Vietnam Veterans exposed to Agent Orange. 

Tues. April 9th 7:00 pm: Screening and discussion of the movie: The War At Home with with director Glenn Silber. 

Wed. April 10th 7:00 pm: Screening and discussion of the movie: Sir! No Sir! with director David Zeiger. 

Sun. April 14th 7:00 pm: Screening and discussion of the movie: The Whistle Blower of My Lai, documentary on the Kronos Quartet’s making of the opera My Lai, plus live performance by Vanessa Vo, Kronos Quartet soloist with traditional Vietnamese instruments. 

Tues. April 16th 5:30 pm: A Vietnamese Woman’s Journey From War to Peace – discussion with Le Ly Hayslip, author of the memoir, When Heaven and Earth Changed Place, with interlocutor, Norman Stockwell. 

Sun. April 21st 2:00 pm: Screening and discussion of the movie: Hunting Wartime, directed by Samantha Farinella. This documentary exposes the mistreatment of patriotic Native American soldiers while they served in Vietnam and upon their return to the United States. Introduced by Samantha Skenandore, tribal advocate. 

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