A MEMORIAL TO THE VIETNAMESE VICTIMS OF THE AMERICAN WAR
My Lai Memorial Traveling Exhibit provides participants with a powerful anti-war experience. The experience invites participants to make a renewed commitment to peace and social justice and provides opportunities to support initiatives working to reduce violence and militarism both at home and abroad.
In the Exhibit
Area 1: Exhibit panels
40+ informational panels help you to humanize and understand the Vietnamese as a people and the impact of the American War on families, the land and their way of life.
AREA 2: ORIGINAL VIDEO “I ALWAYS SAW THEM AS HUMAN”
U.S. Army Tiger Force veteran Dennis Stout brings you along with his unit as they move through small villages near My Lai in 1967. Learn first-hand of the painful consequences of our military actions on Vietnamese families in the Northern Provinces of S. Vietnam.
AREA 3: Interactive sculptural collage building & Dialogue
At the heart of the exhibit, engage in a unique artistic process to create sculptural collages. Dialogue with a trained mentor and connect what went on in Vietnam with your feelings about how we use violence in our society and in the wars we engage in today.
Area 4: take action
Provide support to organizations that are actively engaged in remediation efforts in Viet Nam. Learn about local organizations that promote peace and oppose war and violence as a means to resolve conflict.
Area 5: Sharing wall
Digitally share images of personal collage art and commentary with other exhibit participants and post on your social media.