UMass Panel Will Explore The Legacies Of The Vietnam Era Anti-war Movement


In an April, 1971 protest called Operation Dewey Canyon III, a Vietnam veteran throws his war medal at the U.S. Capitol. Photo: Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

Source: UMass Department of History

The UMass Department of History’s Feinberg Series will present an online panel discussion on December 1 at 7 p.m. on the successes, failures, and legacies of the Vietnam era anti-war movement.
The event is free and open to the public. Register for the Zoom link here.

This panel discussion will consider the most vibrant, diverse, and sustained antiwar movement in U.S. history. What impact did it have on the conduct and conclusion of the Vietnam War? Does it offer lessons for our own time?

Join the UMass Amherst Feinberg Series for a conversation with Daniel Ellsberg, the whistleblower who exposed decades of government lies about the war by releasing the Pentagon Papers; antiwar activists and historians Carolyn Eisenberg and Nguyet Nguyen; and Vietnam veteran, writer, teacher and activist W. D. Ehrhart. The award-winning filmmaker Judith Ehrlich (The Boys Who Said NO!) will moderate.

The Feinberg Series
The 2022-2023 Feinberg Series, Confronting Empire, is exploring histories of U.S. imperialism and anti-imperialist resistance. It is presented by the UMass Amherst History Department with the Ellsberg Initiative for Peace and Democracy and partners

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