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Ball State 50th Anniversary Vietnam Moratorium Committee
October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - October 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Ball State University Vietnam Moratorium Committee 50th Anniversary Reunion and Commemorative Conference
Co-sponsored by Ball State University’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies; Center for Middletown Studies; College of Sciences and Humanities; Honors College; and the departments of Communications Studies, English, History, Psychological Science, and Sociology; and University Libraries Archives and Special Collections.
In October of 1969, a small group of students at Ball State University marched in unison to protest the Vietnam War as part of the Vietnam Moratorium Committee. Members of the original group are hosting a reunion and commemoration of the 50th anniversary.
This event will REUNITE original Moratorium participants, REMEMBER what we did and share our experience with current Ball State students and the Muncie community, and REKINDLE the interest of the current generation in promoting peace and social justice. Friday’s events will include a keynote address by draft resistance leader David Harris, panel discussions and a memorial event honoring those who died in the war.
National and local activities are being planned to mark the anniversaries this Fall of the largest political demonstrations in U.S. history. The demonstrations opposing the Vietnam War were organized to build and show more mainstream support for ending the war.
The Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee (VPCC) is working with others to develop and support anniversary events that bring forward that history as well as current concerns.