Vietnam War Protest Exhibition “Waging Peace” to be held at Elliott School

12 May 1970, Washington, DC, USA — WASHINGTON-5/12/70-: Placards reflect the views of bearers as hundreds of thousands of angry young Americans descend on nation’s capital to protest U.S. involvement in Indochina May 9th. They came also to protest the slaying of four Kent State University students by Ohio national guardsmen earlier in the week. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

“On the night of Thursday, Nov. 13, 1969, the “March Against Death” began. By the time that weekend was over, Washington, D.C., had seen more protesters than any single event in its history had drawn. Attendance was higher, by tens of thousands, than at the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington. And despite a name that, 45 years later, may seem overblown or vague, the march was actually about something very specific. The deaths they were protesting were those of soldiers and civilians in Vietnam.” Time Magazine, Lily Rothman November 13, 2014

Beginning November 11-15th, Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia and the Elliott School of International Affairs present an exhibit, book launch and conference, along with cultural events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Mobilization for Peace. A full schedule of events and link to registration is available here.

 

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