After submitting a letter of interest, Minnesota State University Moorhead received notification it has been invited to apply to become a Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Host Community.

“We are honored that our letter of interest was selected and that we are now able to submit a full proposal,” said Shireen Alemadi, assistant director for Community Outreach and Engagement. “We look forward to working with our partners around the FM community to complete this proposal in the next four weeks.”

According to the Minnesota Humanities Center website, “Minnesota Remembers Vietnam is an initiative led by Twin Cities PBS (TPT) and aimed at inspiring Minnesotans to remember and share stories recognize bravery, express their reasons for dissent, and foster understanding around the lasting impact of war.”

Up to six host communities across the state of Minnesota will be invited to participate in discussion and a community engagement program that:

  • Builds common awareness about local experiences in the war of Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
  • Honors Minnesotans’ personal relationships to, and memories of, war and place.
  • Reinforces Minnesotans’ responsibilities to engage critically with historical events.
  • Builds strong community relationships that foster understanding and support.

MSUM will be notified of the panel’s decision by October 20.