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Voices of Conscience
May 22 – 24, 2018
Preliminary Program Outline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10:00 AM REGISTRATION BEGINS
Hesburgh Center Great Hall​​

12:00 PM LUNCH AVAILABLE
Hesburgh Center Great Hall

1:30 PM OPENING PANEL: CONSCIENCE AND RESISTANCE
Hesburgh Center Auditorium

PANEL

David Cortright Director of Policy Studies; Kroc Institute for International
Peace Studies, Welcome and introduction

Susan Schnall Co-Creator, Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility
Campaign; Professor, New York University
Jonathan Hutto Author Antiwar Soldier, organizer of Appeal for Redress against the Iraq War

4:00 PM KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS: PERSPECTIVES ON THE VIETNAM ANTIWAR MOVEMENT
Hesburgh Auditorium

WELCOME

Asher Kaufman Director, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Christian Appy Professor of History, University of Massachusetts
Madame Ton-Nu-Thi Ninh
President, Ho Chi Minh City Peace & Development Foundation
Michael Kazin Professor of History, Georgetown University

6:00 pm RECEPTION
Hesburgh Center Great Hall

6:30 PM RECOGNITIONS
Hesburgh Center Great Hall

Huub Sanders, Matt Blessing and James Lewes, International Institute of Social History, Wisconsin State Historical Society, The GI Press Project
Ron Carver, Waging Peace Exhibit; Bill Short, A Matter of Conscience and other works

7:30 PM LITERARY READINGS
Hesburgh Auditorium

Sandra Gustafson, Moderator, Professor of English, University of Notre Dame

Bill Ehrhart Poet, writer, Vietnam veteran, author Vietnam-Perkasie: A Combat Marine Memoir
Roy Scranton Assistant Professor and Fellow, Kroc Institute for International
Peace Studies; Iraq War veteran; author War Porn.
Shoshanna Wingate Writer and textile artist

9:00 PM ADJOURN

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Workshop panels. Three rounds of simultaneous sessions

Topics to include:

1. The GI press and coffeehouse movement

2. Issues of race, class and gender in resistance movements

3. Veterans mobilize: VVAW, Veterans For Peace, and IVAW

4. “Open the archives,” preserving the history of GI and veteran antiwar resistance

5. Conscientious objection, whistleblowing, POWs, and moral injury

6. Veterans and the agenda for peace today

8:30 AM Workshops: Hesburgh Center conference rooms

11:00 AM Workshops: Hesburgh Center conference rooms

1:30 PM LUNCHEON
Hesburgh Center Great Hall

REMARKS

Atalia Omer Moderator, Professor of Religion, Conflict and Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

JJ Johnson Member of the Ft. Hood Three, former communications director SEIU Local 144 and AFSCME Local 1707
Camilo Mejia Iraq War conscientious objector, Author, The Road From Ar-Ramadi

3:30 PM Workshops: Hesburgh Center conference rooms

5:30 PM Dinner on your own

7:30 PM FILM SEGMENT SCREENINGS
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Jill Godmilow, Moderator; Filmmaker and Professor Emeritus, Department of Film, Television and Theater, University of Notre Dame

Barbara Kopple Segments from Winter Soldier and Shelter
David Zeiger Segments from Sir! No Sir!
Connie Field Segments from The Whistleblower of My Lai

9:30 PM ADJOURN

 

Thursday, May 24

8:30 AM CLOSING PLENARY PRESENTATIONS: IMPLICATIONS AND CHALLENGES
Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Ann Mische, Moderator, Professor of Sociology and Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

David Meyer Professor of Sociology, University of California at Irvine, An Agenda for Scholarship
Michael McPhearson Executive Director, Veterans for Peace, Implications for Antiwar Strategy

10:00 AM ROUNDTABLE: RESPONSES, COMMENTS
Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Susan Schnall Co-Creator, Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign; Professor, New York University
Jose Vasquez Former Executive Director, Iraq Veterans Against the War
Camillo Mac Bica Professor of Philosophy, School of Visual Arts, New York
Others

12:30 PM ADJOURN; BOX LUNCH AVAILABLE
Hesburgh Center Great Hall