Vietnam War Dialogue: Veterans, Antiwar Activists, and Refugees Explore Their Intersections, Then and Now

6:00 PM  - 8:30 PM
Thursday Oct 18, 2018
Neill Hall (formerly Humanities Building) 400

How does the past connect to the present? What can we learn by reflecting together on the Vietnam War? In honor of Veteran’s Month, three evenings in October will bring curious and open-minded people together for healthy and healing conversation.

Join the salons: October 4, 9, and 18 in Neill Hall, Room 400

Guest speakers will bring forward their own personal experience as military veterans, antiwar activists, or war refugees. Short clips from the Ken Burns documentary on the Vietnam War will provide further material for reflection and dialogue. Each night will emphasize listening and sharing from the heart rather than arguing about the merits or faults of the documentary or the war. A major goal is to build and nourish relationships among the Minnesotan communities whose lives have been impacted by war.

6pm buffet dinner (first-come, first-served), 6:30pm-8:30pm reflection and dialogue. 

All perspectives are welcome. No prior knowledge about the Vietnam War is necessary. All events are free and open to the public. Parking is free in the West 2 Lot. Enter through Music Building, then take Neill Elevator to 4th Floor. 

For more information: 651-696-6420 or 

These salons are made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Humanities Center. 


This event is for: Students, Staff, Faculty and Public

Sponsored By: American Studies

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