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LA ROCHE COLLEGE HOSTS EVENTS TO COMMEMORATE THE VIETNAM WAR


9/19/2008

Pittsburgh, September 19, 2008 — This October, three organizations’ members hope to bring “Reconciliation and Healing” with their sponsored events commemorating the Vietnam War. The events take place on the La Roche College main campus in McCandless Township.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 6, the “Images of Vietnam: Photographic Exhibit” will be on display in the Ryan Room, Zappala College Center, and a special discussion will take place with photographer and Vietnam veteran Michael Hastie at 11 a.m.

At 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, “Reflections and Reconciliation: Panel, Film and Discussion” will begin in the Ryan Room and will feature panelists: Edward Brett, Ph.D., with an overview of the U.S. War in Vietnam; Willie Manteris, Ph.D., with a discussion of the My-Lai Reconciliation; Frank Corcoran, looking back on the Vietnam War; Dang Thi Hong Nhut, speaking about Agent Orange Victims; and alumna Noreen Doloughty, with a discussion about the “Bridge of Reconciliation.” The group will host a film on the impact of the Vietnam War following the panel discussion.

At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, “The Vietnam War and Agent Orange Victims” will take place in the Zappala College Square and will feature a number of veterans, students and victims of Agent Orange. The event also will feature Merle Ratner, a spokesman for the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign.

The events are free and open to the public. They are being hosted by the La Roche College Institute for Cross-Cultural Ethics, the Center for College Activities and Cross-Cultural Engagement, and the School of Arts & Sciences.

For additional information about these events, go to www.laroche.edu.

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