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Vietnam: The Power of Protest
May 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - May 2, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Join us to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam Peace Movement in Washington, DC. As war continues to be a clear and present danger to our democracy, we gather to reflect and renew our commitments.
Hundreds of us will come to the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, a meeting place and staging area for the huge anti-war mobilizations of the late 60s and early 70s. Leaders and activists from the struggle to end the Vietnam War will join with young justice-fighters to reflect on the mass movement of 50 years ago and to deepen the links for the challenges we face today. The conference will include honoring the elders of our movement on Friday evening; a ommemorative walk past the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Saturday afternoon; plenaries, mini-plenaries, workshops and breakout groups for sharing analyses, lessons, remembrances and aspirations, and learning about the war’s continuing legacies; and songs, poetry, artwork and celebration. Let’s turn the experiences of yesterday into a call for action for today.