Vietnam - The Power of Protest - Telling the Truth - Learning the Lessons

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Vietnam - The Power of Protest - Telling the Truth - Learning the Lessons was held Friday and Saturday, May 1-2, in Washington, D.C.

Speakers

The conference has a star-studded program of progressive leaders of the past half century: Dolores Huerta, Danny Glover, Daniel Ellsberg, Phil Donahue, former Congresspersons Pat Schroeder, Ron Dellums and current Reps. Barbara Lee and John Conyers, singer Holly Near, and more.

In addition to Dolores Huerta, three other Mexican-American/Chicanos are in the program: Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, who marched in the National Chicano Moratorium against the war as a teenager on August 29, 1970; Dr. Jorge Mariscal, Vietnam veteran, professor and writer about the Chicano movement and the Vietnam War; and Rosalio Munoz, who chaired the National Chicano Moratorium. The latter three helped form a new group, the Chicana Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee, to support the conference and to "educate our communities on the truth and lessons of the war".[1]

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