Waging Peace in Vietnam: An Exhibit, A Book, A Movement.The Institute for Policy Studies joins with Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia and the Elliott School of International Affairs for a full week of activities that include a book launch, documentary films, a Peace Poetry Open Mic and a day-long symposium bringing together historians and Vietnam Veteran war resisters, plus a re-enactment of the candlelight March Against Death mobilization of November 15, 1969.
Waging Peace in Vietnam shows how the GI movement unfolded, from the numerous anti-war coffee houses springing up outside military bases, to the hundreds of GI newspapers giving an independent voice to active soldiers, to the stockade revolts and the strikes and near-mutinies on naval vessels and in the air force. The book presents first-hand accounts, oral histories, and a wealth of underground newspapers, posters, flyers, and photographs documenting the actions of GIs and veterans who took part in the resistance. In addition, the book features fourteen original essays by leading scholars and activists. Notable contributors include Vietnam War scholar and author, Christian Appy, and Mme Nguyen Thi Binh, who played a major role in the Paris Peace Accord.
“An extraordinary collection of first-hand accounts and unforgettable photos from the rank-and-file soldiers and GI organizers who spearheaded one of the most important yet often overlooked peace movements in U.S. history. Finally, the amazing story is told of how resistance to the Vietnam War from inside the military helped force an end to that tragic imperial conflict.” – Juan González, co-host of Democracy Now.
Sponsored by GWU Elliott School, Institute for Policy Studies, Veterans For Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee.