'Waging Peace in Vietnam: US Soldiers and Veterans Who Opposed the War' Exhibit

'Waging Peace in Vietnam: US Soldiers and Veterans Who Opposed the War' Exhibit

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, February 15, 2020 (All day)

The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School in collaboration with the Center for Documentary Studies, the Human Rights Center, the History Department, and the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Duke University is hosting an exhibit in the 00 level of Westbrook titled "Waging Peace in Vietnam." The exhibit, which is curated by Ron Carver, "informs scholars, students and the general public that as America escalated the number of troops engaged in the Vietnam War, thousands of our soldiers, sailors and pilots refused to fight, sail and fly more bombing missions. Active-duty soldiers and veterans had a profound effect on the antiwar movement, and on the war itself. Material in the exhibit comes from many sources including the new GI Press Collection archive at the Wisconsin Historical Society and the U.S. National Archives." The exhibit will be on display through February 15 and various events will be convened around it.

Essay Contest: $500 prize will be offered for the best student essay on "Waging Peace in Vietnam: What it means to me and its lessons for today." The contest is open to students at all levels and carries a $500 prize, plus a copy of the companion book for the top three finalists.

Please contact Amy Laura Hall (alhall@div.duke.edu), Edgardo Colón-Emeric (ecolonemeric@div.duke.edu), or visit the exhibit website (https://wagingpeaceinvietnam.com/) for more information.

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