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Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit Comes to San Francisco

The Waging Peace exhibit is opening in San Francisco at the University of San Francisco April 4 to 26, 2022.

Recently, Ron Carver sent me a video showing the display of a clip from Harvey Richards’ film No Greater Cause in the “Waging Peace” exhibit of GIs protesting the war in Vietnam in 1968 currently up in the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Video of Waging Peace in Vietnam exhibit in Ho Chi Minh City

Susan Schnall featured in Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit.
1968, Civic Center, San Francisco, California. Navy Nurse Susan Schnall addressing the peace demonstration rally.

The large video display of Navy nurse Susan Schnall speaking before the 1968 GI march and rally at the San Francisco Civic Center is now front and center at the Waging Peace exhibit in the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City.

You can find more about this 1968 march here, and watch the clip of Susan Schnall’s speech from No Greater Cause (1968) by Harvey Richards.

Ron Carver is curating the exhibit. For more on Ron see: . https://ronvisitsvietnam.wordpress.com/2016/11/06/journey-of-a-lifetime/

The Waging Peace in Vietnam exhibit gave rise to a book Waging Peace in Vietnam, edited by Ron Carver, David Cortright and Barbara Doherty. From the book’s website:

Waging Peace in Vietnam shows how the GI movement unfolded, from the numerous anti-war coffee houses springing up outside military bases, to the hundreds of GI newspapers giving an independent voice to active soldiers, to the stockade revolts and the strikes and near-mutinies on naval vessels and in the air force. The book presents first-hand accounts, oral histories, and a wealth of underground newspapers, posters, flyers, and photographs documenting the actions of GIs and veterans who took part in the resistance. In addition, the book features fourteen original essays by leading scholars and activists. Notable contributors include Vietnam War scholar and author, Christian Appy, and Mme Nguyen Thi Binh, who played a major role in the Paris Peace Accord.

The Waging Peace in Vietnam exhibit is now touring the US.

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