It’s been 50 years since activists gathered for a teach-in against the Vietnam War in 1965. A week of events celebrating the teach-in, and reflecting on how the world has changed since then, begins on March 24, hosted by community members, activists and the University of Michigan’s Social Work Allies for Immigrant Rights student organization. The events are free and open to the public.
Featuring 1965 teach-in organizers, the opening session will reflect on the Vietnam War and the culture and politics of that time, as well as what has changed since then.
When: Tuesday, March 24, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Angell Hall, Auditorium B
Lessons and organizing
This session will address the ideas of war and peace and how perspectives on protests were viewed in the 1960s and today.
When: Wednesday, March 25, 3-5:30 p.m.
Where: School of Social Work Commons
What’s happening in the world today?
Focusing on modern issues, this session will address nuclear weapons, trade deals, Ukraine and more.
When: Wednesday, March 25, 7-10 p.m.
Where: International Institute meeting room
This session will address the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and other wars in the Middle East.
When: Thursday, March 26, 3-5:30 p.m.
Where: School of Social Work, lower level, room B780
Winning the peace: What have we learned?
When: Thursday, March 26, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Dana Building, School of Natural Resources, room 1040
– Natalie Wright