50th anniversary of pentagon march & conference on vietnam war, 20-21 october
The Vietnam Peace Commemorative Committee is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 21 October 1967 anti-war and anti-draft protest at the Pentagon with a march and conference on Friday 20 October and Saturday 21 October.
The committee is particularly interested in this work in order to flesh out and resist the Ken Burns & Lynn Novick Vietnam War documentary series and the Pentagon's version of that history.
"The goal of the VPCC is to ensure that the full story of the Vietnam War is preserved for history. This "full history" includes significant resistance to the war and the draft by young men and their families (including draft-card burning), campus uprisings at dozens of colleges and universities, "teach-ins" beginning in 1965, revolt within the military in Vietnam and at home, protests by countless churches and denominations, campaigns and demonstrations against the war by important organizations such as Women Strike for Peace, Federal Employees for Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Indochina Mobile Education Project, Clergy and Laity Concerned, Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace, Gold Star Mothers for Peace, Indochina Peace Campaign, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and others."
For more information, click here for the Vietnam Peace Commemorative Committee.
In 2018, I will have several stories about local individuals and organizations who were anti-war and anti-draft activists. If you were an anti-war and anti-draft activist, please contact me here.