COMING OF AGE IN THE VIETNAM ERA FEATURING ROD SPAW
VETERANS FOR PEACE TO HOST ROD SPAW FORUM: COMING OF AGE IN THE VIETNAM ERA
Evansville's Veterans For Peace Chapter 104 hosts former Evansville Press journalist Rod Spaw in a forum that addresses the coming of age in the Vietnam era. The event will take place on Thursday, March 28 at 7:00pm in Browning Room B at the Evansville Vanderburgh Central Library.
All members of the community are invited to attend and actively participate, and admission to the event is free.
Rod Spaw was a journalist for the former Evansville Press and has recently retired from the Bloomington Times Herald. He graduated from the University of Evansville, has served as a teaching assistant in the School of Journalism and Southern Illinois University, and has won numerous journalism awards over the course of his career. He returns to Evansville to share his experiences and engage with the audience.
Mr. Spaw transition was from a kid slowly learning about Vietnam and coming to a conclusion about it in high school and then interacting as a journalist with veterans of that war and journalists who covered the Kent State riots at SIU. Mr. Spaw will present the story of his personal journey.
Veterans For Peace is a non-profit organization, founded in 1985 in response to the global nuclear arms race and U.S. military interventions in Central America. It's purpose is to increase public awareness of the true costs of war and to restrain our government from intervening in the internal affairs of other nations. Headquartered in St. Louis, Veterans For Peace is an international organization with more than 3,000 members and 120 chapters throughout the U.S. and around the world. Additional information about the national organization is available at www.veteransforpeace.org; and for Evansville Chapter 104 of Veterans For Peace at www.vfpevansville.org.
Check Rod’s Blog here.