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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.