HOST THE EXHIBIT

The Hugh Thompson VFP Chapter hosted the Memorial Exhibit in San Diego on March 16, 2018 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the My Lai Massacre. This was a key event on our first tour through the southwest and up the west coast. The Memorial Exhibit was also hosted by VFP chapters in Santa Fe, Fresno, San Francisco, Spokane and Iowa City.  We are recruiting other venues along our planned tour routes  to host the exhibit.
MARCH 2018 – APRIL 2018: Santa Fe, San Diego, Fresno, San Francisco, Spokane.
MAY 2018- JUNE 2018: Iowa City
JULY 2018 – SEPTEMBER 2018: New England, Northeast
OCTOBER 2018 – NOVEMBER 2018: Midwest
FEBRUARY 2019 – MARCH 2019: South, NYC, Florida
APRIL 2019 – DECEMBER 2019: TBD

 

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.

 

 

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

macinessex(at)gmail.com