HOST THE EXHIBIT
We are actively recruiting VFP Chapters and Peace and Justice organizations to host the exhibit in their local area.
WHY HOST THE EXHIBIT
THE TIME IS RIGHT: There is an increasing interest in the 50th Anniversary years of 1968-1969, especially with the release of the Ken Burns Vietnam War series in the fall of 2017.
PROVIDE A FOCUS FOR YOUR EVENTS: The Memorial Exhibit can be a focus for your Vietnam War commemorations — and provide a strong anti-war perspective on our current military actions. The exhibit can stand alone, or ideally be a key part of a commemorative program involving panel discussions, film showings, poetry slams and other activities with allies.
PROMOTE HEALING AND DIALOGUE: The exhibit will allow Veterans/family members/antiwar activists/ Vietnamese refugees and others who have been affected by the war to engage in healing dialogue and sharing, and to make amends for our actions in the war.
RAISE FUNDS FOR LOCAL PROJECTS: Local fundraising can be stimulated by featuring chapter and allied causes on the exhibit’s Take Action Kiosk – where participants can get more information or make direct contributions.
WHEN WILL THE EXHIBIT BE TRAVELING?
We will begin to travel across the country in early 2018 and we will plan a tour schedule through the end of 2019.
MARCH 2018 – APRIL 2018: Southwest – California – Northwest
MAY 2018- JUNE 2018: Midwest
JULY 2018 – AUGUST 2018: New England, Northeast
SEPTEMBER 2018 – OCTOBER 2018: Midwest
JANUARY 2019 – FEBRUARY 2019: South, Florida
MARCH – DECEMBER 2019: TBA
We have strong interest from VFP chapters: At the Veterans for Peace National Convention hosted by our Chicago VFP Chapter, 50 out of the 80 attendees who filled out contact cards at our exhibit display said they were interested in bringing the Memorial Exhibit to their chapter area.
We have a launch date. The Hugh Thompson VFP Chapter in planning to host the Memorial Exhibit in San Diego on March 16, 2018, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the My Lai Massacre. This will be a key event on our first tour through the southwest and up the west coast in the winter and spring of 2018. We are recruiting other venues along our route to host the exhibit.
HOW DO I ARRANGE TO HOST THE EXHIBIT?
To discuss bringing the Memorial Exhibit to your area contact:
Mac MacDevitt, Committee Chair
My Lai Massacre Memorial Exhibit
Veterans for Peace – Chicago Chapter