Monday, October 24, 2011

Book Talk: Stories of the Vietnam Draft and War

UMass Amherst Libraries will host the seventh annual colloquium on Social Change at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2011, in the Cape Cod Lounge at the Student Union, UMass Amherst.  Social justice activist Tom Weiner will give a talk on his recently published book Called to Serve: Stories of Men and Women Confronted by the Vietnam War Draft.  The book is the fruit of years of extensive interviews, with chapters for people who made different choices among the available options: to serve, to resist, to leave the country, to become a conscientious objector, or to find a way around the draft altogether, as well as a chapter for those who loved, counseled and supported.  Weiner’s presentation will include several of his interview subjects who will share parts of their testimonies.  Weiner recently donated the tapes of the interviews and the transcripts to Special Collections and University Archives.  For more info visit:

No comments:

Post a Comment