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My Lai Memorial Exhibit March 22nd-24th
March 22 - March 24
Quaker Meeting House-15 Rutherford Place, NYC
Please join us from March 22nd to the 24th at the Quaker Meeting House, 15 Rutherford Place, New York City, to see an extraordinary exhibition about the My Lai massacre that occurred March 16th, 1968 in Son My Province, Vietnam. The exhibit will be on continuous display from Friday evening, March 22nd until Sunday, March 24th (the 51st anniversary of the My Lai massacre).
Opening Reception on Friday March 22, 7pm, with representatives from the Vietnam Mission to the UN, Jan Barry-co founder of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, writer, journalist, professor; Doug Hostetter-conscientious objector who taught English to Vietnamese children during the conflict; JJ Johnson-one of Fort Hood three who in 1966 publicly refused orders to Vietnam, served three years in Fort Leavenworth; Mac MacDevitt-artist; and Ngo Thanh Nhan and Mekong, playing Vietnamese music
Saturday, March 23rd: exhibit opens at 11:00 am
12:00 noon: Panel of speakers
Jan Barry-poet, author, journalist, co-founder of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, adjunct professor at Bergen Community College, Ramapo of New Jersey, NYU;
Camilo Mac Bica-Vietnam veteran, professor at School of Visual Arts in NYC, teaching Philosophy, Ethics, War. Mac has written several books including: There are No Flowers in a War Zone, Beyond PTSD: The Moral Casualty of War, and Worthy of Gratitude? He is a long time activist for peace and social justice.
Bill Ehrhart: Vietnam veteran, known as the dean of Vietnam war poetry, long time member of Vietnam Veterans Against War, teaches at the Haverford School
Doug Hostetter: Mennonite conscientious objector who spent 1966-1969 in Tam Ky, southern Vietnam teaching Vietnamese children how to read and write their language. Tam Ky was surrounded by the US Embassy, USAID, Air American landing stip-which was then surrounded by the NLF in the countryside
JJ Johnson-one of Fort Hood Three who refused orders to Vietnam in 1966, spent 18 months in Fort Leavenworth Federal Prison, widely respected labor journalist and activist for progressive causes
4:00PM: Showing of sir! No Sir! Documentary about GI resistance during American War in Vietnam
Sunday, March 24th: Exhibit open from 1:00-4:00 pm
1:30 pm: Showing of Winter Soldier
The exhibit creates a sacred space where participants can encounter a troubling and painful look at US behavior in Vietnam during the American War. The exhibit is a “site of conscience” – a memorial to the people who suffered and died at our hands with a clear link to the people who continue to suffer and die in our Forever Wars. Participants will have an opportunity to process their experience in a supportive environment with the artist and host organization members. Check out the Memorial Exhibit link at: www.mylaimemorial.org
Sponsored by: Veterans For Peace – NYC Chapter 34, & the Full Disclosure Campaign of Veterans For Peace