7:00 PM19:00

Peace Action’s Hiroshima Remembrance with Dr. Prasad Venugopal

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“From Godzilla (1954) to Godzilla (2019): Fear, Secrecy and Security in the Nuclear Age”

Dr. Prasad Venugopal is an Associate Professor of Physics and affiliate faculty in the African American Studies at the University of Detroit Mercy.  He is a Board member of the Michigan chapter of Peace Action, the largest grassroots peace organization in the U.S. He served two terms as an elected member of the National Steering Committee of United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), which was formed to oppose the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the early 2000s.

He is also active in other local peace, labor and anti-racism organizations, including the Ferndale Inclusion Network, the Detroit Area Peace with Justice Network, and Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice.  He is the President of his local union, the University of Detroit Mercy Professors’ union.

Prasad has written numerous articles and spoken widely on US foreign policy issues, including Iraq, Afghanistan, India-Pakistan and global Nuclear Abolition, as well on other topics such as imperialism and globalization.

For more information, call 248-548-3920

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6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Party & Annual Meeting

Dinner ware and beverages will be provided.  Please bring a dish or two to share.  The Annual Meeting will include a review of 2018 highlights, the election of Board officers, and a recognition of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  If you want to nominate yourself or a friend for the Board, please contact Rev. Rich Peacock, rjpeacock@wowway. 

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Memory and Meaning in the Representations of the American War in Vietnam
7:00 PM19:00

Memory and Meaning in the Representations of the American War in Vietnam

Free and open to the public

Location: University of Detroit Mercy Campus, Engineering 120; Enter at Livernois to park in Lot D

March 16 is the 50th anniversary of the My Lai Massacre and the 53rd anniversary of Alice Herz's attempted immolation.  This beloved Detroit peace activist died 10 days later.

With the September 2017 airing of the PBS 10-episode Burns and Novick Documentary, The Vietnam War, the American War in Vietnam continues to demand attention.  The March 16 anniversaries add informational and emotional depth to the war-making.

Dr. Fran Shor, retired Wayne State University History Professor, will present a  power point lecture to highlight through key moments and images drawn from history to underscore the Vietnam War is remembered and/or misremembered.  The second half will consider the "lessons" of the Vietnam War and the ways that the tragedies of the past keep haunting us in present wars.  Participants will learn how we can confront and remedy the follies of today's wars.

Sponsored by Peace Action of Michigan, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and the Detroit Area Peace with Justice Network.

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