My Lai Memorial Exhibit to be featured at UIC Sept. 16-20
My Lai Memorial Exhibit schedule
Monday 9/16. 10-6. Opening reception 5-6.
Tuesday 9/17. 10-6
Wednesday 9/18. 10-6. Panel discussion 12p – 1:30p
Thursday 9/19. 10-6
Friday 9/20 10-6 Closing Circle 4p
The UIC School of Public Health and the College of Nursing will be hosting the My Lai Exhibit from Monday September 16th – Friday September 20th at the School of Public Health (1603 W. Taylor St). The Memorial Exhibit will be open every day from 10am – 6pm. The touring exhibit has traveled to 14 cities across the U.S., engaging exhibit participants to connect with the impact of violence, racism and militarism at home and abroad.
The exhibit was created by the Chicago chapter of Veterans for Peace (VFP) to mark the 50th anniversary of the massacre of more than 500 Vietnamese civilians in the hamlet of My Lai by U.S. soldiers. VFP’s mission is to expose the true costs of war, to seek justice for veterans and the victims of all wars and promote peace in our local and global communities.
The exhibit conveys the tragic consequences of U.S. political and military actions on the Vietnamese through a series of panels highlighting the history and ramifications of the conflict. It provides opportunities to reflect on the Vietnam War and its legacy and to explore parallels with current events. It encourages reflection on the imperative to work for peace and social justice now.
Please join us for an opening reception on Monday September 16th from 4-6pm and for a panel presentation and discussion on September 18th from noon- 1:30pm.
The UIC School of Public Health is a 5 minute walk from the Polk stop on the Pink Line and a 20 minute walk from the UIC-Halstead stop on the Blue Line.
If you are interested in having a table at the event please contact Gerry Gorman (firstname.lastname@example.org).