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CLASA Event: Dr. Fran Shor Lecture

Description: Dr. Fran Shor, Emeritus Professor, Wayne State University, “Memory and Meaning in the Representations of the American War in Vietnam.” This event and presentation are taking place on March 16, the 50th anniversary of the My Lai Massacre and also the 53 anniversary of the self-immolation of the antiwar Detroit-based activist Alice Herz. With the September 2017 airing of the PBS ten episode Burns and Novick documentary, The Vietnam War, and the upcoming fiftieth anniversaries in 2018 of the Tet Offensive on January 31 and My Lai Massacre on March 16, the American War in Vietnam continues to demand attention. This power point lecture will highlight how the Vietnam War is remembered and evoked through key moments and images drawn from history. In addition, it will consider the “lessons” of the Vietnam War and the ways that the tragedies of the past keep haunting us in present wars and how we can confront and remedy them. This event is co-sponsored by Peace Action of Michigan, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom of Michigan and Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society).
Location: Engineering 120
Contact: Gail Presbey
Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm EDT
Duration: 2 hours
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: University_Services
Updated: Friday, March 2, 2018 1:46pm GMT