Alternative Vietnam Vet Remembrance Festival in Green Bay,

Event Dates: 
05/21/10 - 05/22/10

Alternative Vietnam Vet Remembrance Festival in Green Bay, WI May 21-22

A war glorification event is taking place in Green Bay next weekend, May 21-23. HOWEVER, there is an alternative remembrance festival organized by Veterans for Peace. Help support a truthtelling effort. Spread the news!

ACTION NAME: Operation Honor the Dead, Heal the Wounded, Wage Peace Not War

DATES: May 21, 2010 through May 22, 2010

ORGANIZATION: Wisconsin Impeachment/Bring Our Troops Home Coalition

MORE INFO: http://ImpeachWI.org

DESCRIPTION: Workshops – all workshops are free to students, veterans and their families and the general public. Format is presentations, documentaries, and discussions. Focus is on taking action in our communities to move from war, killing and destruction to waging peace. These workshops are being presented to provide "the other side of the story" from what is being presented at the LZ Lambeau Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home event organized by WI Public Television. War must not be glorified. The human costs are horrific and endless. Please join us to learn how we can work harder to wage peace and provide truth in military recruitment in our communities.

Workshop #1: The "Good Soldier" Specifics: Friday, May 21, 2010, 3–5 PM, Green Bay Central Library, Lower Level, 515 Pine St., Green Bay, WI

This will be a special screening of the highly acclaimed documentary, "The Good Soldier." The room holds approximately 90 people. Directed by award winning filmmakers Lexy Lovell and Michael Uys, "The Good Soldier" follows the journeys of five combat veterans from different generations of US wars as they sign up, go into battle, and eventually change their minds about what it means to be a good soldier. One of those featured is Madison's irrepressible Veteran for Peace and truth in military recruitment activist, Will Williams. Williams will introduce the film and lead the discussion."

All workshops are FREE. Workshops listed below will be conducted at this location:

The Greater Green Bay Central Labor Council Hall, 1570 Elizabeth St., Green Bay, WI.*

Workshop #2: Soldiers' Lives: Training to Kill, Serving in Combat, Recovering from the Killing, & Take Action to Break the Killing Cycle (Includes documentary "The Good Soldier.") Specifics: Friday, May 21, 2010, 6:45-9:30 PM, Labor Council Hall see above.

 

Workshop #3: Truth In Military Recruiting & Opportunities for Alternative Community Service (Includes documentary "Before You Enlist.") Specifics: Saturday, May 22, 2010, 10 AM to noon or so, Labor Council Hall see above.

Workshop #4: Vietnam/Afghanistan/Iraq/Pakistan Similarities and How We Can Leave (Includes documentary "Why are we in Afghanistan?") Specifics: Saturday, May 22, 2010, 1:15-3:15 PM to noon or so, Labor Council Hall see above.

Workshop #5: Health Care for Veterans: The Scope & Magnitude of Need, PTSD & Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), & Can we really afford (in bodies, minds, spirits & dollars) more wars??? (Includes documentary "Prolonged Exposure.") Specifics: Saturday, May 22, 2010, 3:40-6 PM, Labor Council Hall see above.

*Directions to Labor Council Hall: From Downtown Green Bay, travel north on Irwin Ave., turn right onto Eastman Ave. turn left onto Elizabeth Ave. and the Labor Hall 1570 Elizabeth is on the right.

Organizers: Veterans for Peace, Clarence Kailin Chapter 25, Madison.

WI Co-Sponsors: Many Ways of Peace, Eagle River & Peregrine Forum, Mad., WI Impeachment/Bring Our Troops Home Coalition (http://ImpeachWI.org)