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Coming up April 2nd - WNPJ member groups sponsor 'Waging Peace in Vietnam' Exhibits - statewide (3/25/24 e-bulletin)


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Spotlight on the Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit - three weeks in April in both Madison AND in Milwaukee. 

 

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MADISON:

US Soldiers and Veterans who Opposed the War; Wisconsin Historical Society 816 State St., Madison, Wisconsin 53706

 During America’s War in Vietnam, tens of thousands of GIs and veterans created a robust movement in opposition to the war. Yet its history is largely unknown. 

The Waging Peace in Vietnam exhibit and its companion book show how the GI movement unfolded, from the numerous anti-war coffeehouses springing up outside military bases, to the hundreds of GI newspapers giving an independent voice to active soldiers, to the stockade revolts and the strikes and near-mutinies on naval vessels and in the air force.

It’s time to set the record straight.

Exhibit photographs and informational panels will be on display in the Wisconsin Historical Society lobby, April 1-21.


Tuesday, Apr 2, 5 – 6 pm Waging Peace in Vietnam Opening Reception and Panel on “Soldiers in Revolt” Dissent and Resistance Within the Armed Forces, Wisconsin Historical Society, State Street, Madison.

Host John Nichols, moderator Al McCoy. Panelists include:

·        Susan Schnall, national president, Veterans for Peace;

·        Ronald L. Haeberle, former Army photographer of the iconic My Lai Massacre photographs;

·        David Cortright, Professor Emeritus and special advisor for policy, Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame. Author and editor of over 20 books including Waging Peace in Vietnam: U.S. Soldiers and Veterans who Opposed the War.

 

To see a full list of all the events going on in Madison, including film screenings and panel discussions, go to https://www.wnpj.org/post/waging-peace-in-vietnam-exhibit-and-events-in-april-madison

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And, in MILWAUKEE: “Waging Peace in Vietnam: U.S. Soldiers and Veterans who Opposed  the War.” 

 

April 3-17: Exhibit at Marquette’s Raynor Memorial Library, Milwaukee.  Opening event at noon, April 3, at Alumni Memorial Union, Lunda Room (1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.)This special Soup with Substance panel will include: Susan Schnall, national president, Veterans for Peace; Ronald L. Haeberle, former Army photographer of the iconic My Lai Massacre photographs; David Cortright, Professor Emeritus and special advisor for policy, Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame. A light lunch of soup and bread will be provided. Free and open to the public.

 

April 4:  Waging Peace in Vietnam Panel. A War Without End: Legacies of the American War 12:30-1:45 pm, Marquette Alumni Memorial Union, Room, 227 1442 W. Wisconsin AvePanelists:  Ngo Xuan Hien, communications manager, Project RENEW; which is locating and disarming unexploded ordnance; Chuck Searcy, co-founder and international advisor to RENEW; Heather Bowser, founder of Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance, advocacy for offspring of Vietnam Veterans exposed to Agent Orange. Light snacks will be provided. Free and open to the public.

 

April 15: Peacemaker in Residence & Waging Peace in Vietnam Keynote

A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace, 4-5 pm, Marquette’s Raynor Memorial Library Beaumier Suites BC, 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave. Le Ly Hayslip, Vietnamese-American author, philanthropist, peace activist, and speaker, will deliver the closing keynote of the Waging Peace in Vietnam series at Marquette. She is the author of two memoirs—When Heaven and Earth Changed Places and Child of War, Woman of Peace—which were adapted into the film Heaven & Earth, written and directed by Oliver Stone. Since 1986, she has founded two charitable organizations: the East Meets West Foundation and the Global Village Foundation. Free and open to the public.

For more information about Milwaukee’s events, contact:

Bill Christofferson, 414-587-6477

 

       

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Upcoming Events this week for WNPJ groups:

MADISON Mon Mar 25, 12 noon – 1 pm Monday Noon Vigil for Peace – Meet at the corner of MLK, Jr. Blvd and Doty St. For more information, call Tim at 608-630-3633.  


FITCHBURG Mon Mar 25 10 am UN in the News discussion group. At the Fitchburg public library. This group meets the  4th Monday of each month -  We'll be discussing several important foreign policy topics and concerns for 2024. These include the Israeli war on Gaza, climate change, the continuing war in Ukraine, migration trends and major elections in 2024. Questions? Contact Sam Romano of the UNA USA Dane County chapter. sromano@charter.net  

 

MADISON Mon Mar 25, 6 – 9 pm Screening of Israelism. Madison Central Library, Room 301. When two young American Jews raised to unconditionally love Israel witness the brutal way Israel treats Palestinians, their lives take sharp left turns.  They join a movement of young American Jews battling the old guard to redefine Judaism’s relationship with Israel, revealing a deepening generational divide over modern Jewish identity. More information here. You may also want to check out this interview with the film-makers from The Intercept, both audio and transcript are included.  http://www.madisonrafah.org


VIRTUAL Tues Mar 26 11 am Webinar: “How to Fight the Climate Crisis and Militarism”, with Veterans For Peace and 350.org ;  a training on taking action on climate and militarism. The presentation will focus on how US militarism and wars worsen the climate crisis, and how peace and climate activists can take action together, especially by participating in the No MAS (No Military Air Shows) campaign. Please click here to register: bit.ly/protest-airshows. Contact: geyerb@yahoo.com 


VOLK FIELD  Tues Mar 26 3:45  - 4:45 pm Monthly VIGIL AGAINST THE DRONES. Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Independence Drive, Camp Douglas Please make this vigil part of your new monthly routine. We must keep vigilant and continue to speak out against killer drones. Our first vigil against drone warfare was at Volk Field on December 1, 2011, and so we are into our 13th year of vigiling. The vigil at Volk Field is a legal vigil where we will be on public property. As always, it will be a solemn vigil, remembering the victims of US government drone attacks. Bring posters if you can. If you have any questions please call or email Joy at 608 239-4327 or joyfirst5@gmail.com or Bonnie at 608-256-5088 or blb24@earthlink.net


MADISON Wed Mar 27 6 – 7 pm Mutual Aid Tools for Healthy Business and Organizing. At the Social Justice Center 1202 Williamson and on meet.coop https://ca.meet.coop/syb-qar-wz9-f48 - click the green ‘join’ button when you arrive. The Madison Mutual Aid Network (MAN) Cooperative has some new capacities that can benefit our local economic ecosystem. We'd like to share them with you in a one-hour session where we also learn your needs and offers, and see what priorities would best serve our local community. Tools include timebanking, price-based mutual credit, clearing of invoices, the Common Good fee-free debit card, a Common Fund pool of money for loans or emergencies; plus tech tools for contact management, outreach, invoicing, membership management, project management, and more. Please invite people you think would benefit, or places you do business with! steph@at-home.coop  


LaCROSSE Thurs Mar 28, 12 noon - 12:30 pm Weekly Women in Black Peace Vigil. Meet at Main St & 4th Street South. A weekly vigil for peace every Thursday. Contact Deborah. dbuffton@yahoo.com 


MILWAUKEE Thurs Mar 28, 12 noon – 1 pm Anti ROTC Vigil -  Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries, West Wisconsin Avenue.  Organized by Casa Maria Catholic Worker casamariamke@gmail.com

 

MILWAUKEE Sat Mar 30, 12 noon - 1 pm Peace Action WI - Weekly STAND for PEACE: Cesar Chavez (16th) and Greenfield. Each Saturday, a different location.  Join us. Bring your signs. info@peaceactionwi.org    https://www.peaceactionwi.org/stand_for_peace 


VIROQUA Sat Mar 30, 11 am - 12 noon Driftless Palestinian Solidarity Weekly Vigil. Meet at Decker and Main. Action Alert: The Driftless Palestinian Solidarity group has a petition to demand that Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson support a permanent ceasefire in Gaza and end financial aid to Israel's military.  If your group is interested in getting signatures, please email  driftless.solidarity@gmail.com. Thank you for your help! 


RACINE Sat Mar 30, 12:30 – 1:30 pm Weekly Stand for Peace. 909 Dr Martin Luther King Dr. Supported by the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice. We have signs, banners and flags available for all. Check out our website, http://racinepeace.wordpress.com    for weather concerns. Free Palestine!


MADISON Sat Mar 30, 6 pm Jewish Voice for Peace Madison Vigil in memory of Aaron Bushnell.  In James Madison Park, E Gorham St. Bushnell was an active duty member of the US military that self-immolated in protest of the US war machine profiting from genocide in Gaza.  This is  an opportunity for our community to come together, remember Aaron, and advocate for justice and change. madison@jvp.org 

 

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Here's an opportunity for WNPJ member groups!


WNPJ member groups can sign up for a Saturday opportunity to TABLE at the Dane County Farmers Market – this Spring and summer at the Capitol Square. The Farmers Market opening date is April 13th – 7 am to 1 pm …and runs through Nov. 9th on Saturdays.


Bring your own table and hand-outs to the King Street corner of the Square, site #10, next to the VFP #25 table! You can't sell anything at the non-profit table, but donations to your group are acceptable.

Questions? Contact info@wnpj.org

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