The war in Vietnam and Southeast Asia left an indelible mark on millions of people. In order to collect and preserve the stories of those affected by the war and its aftermath, the Minnesota Humanities Center has chosen six host communities to convene gatherings to honor the stories and experiences around the Vietnam War, including Minnesota State University Moorhead.
As a recipient of a $17,000 Minnesota Humanities Center grant, MSUM will begin hosting events and activities in March 2018, each intended to remember and recognize all affected by the war in Southeast Asia.
MSUM host site events will include story gathering sessions, panel discussions and screenings, community meals, art creation and exhibitions, and musical and theatre productions—all deliberately focused on documenting the memories, stories and reflections of the millions affected by the war in Southeast Asia.
Minnesota Remembers Vietnam is an initiative led by Twin Cities PBS aimed at inspiring Minnesotans to remember, share stories, recognized bravery, express their reasons for dissent, and foster understanding around the lasting impact of war. TPT is partnering with the Minnesota Humanities Center to bring public conversations around these topics to communities across the state, thanks to support from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
For more information or to get involved, contact Shireen Alemadi, Assistant Director for Community Outreach & Engagement, at 218-477-2579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.