Submit Your Essay for the Essay Contest
What does the Waging Peace in Vietnam mean to you, and what lessons does it suggest today? Submit your essay for a chance to win $500.
Throughout April 2022, the USF Peace and Justice Studies Program and the USF Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice, in partnership with Waging Peace in Vietnam and a number of USF academic departments and centers, will present a powerful exhibit in the main atrium of Kalmanovitz Hall, and a month-long program series highlighting the robust movement sustained by tens of thousands of active-duty GIs and veterans to end the war in Vietnam.
Everyone in our community will be able to visit an extraordinary exhibit that will be set up in the main atrium of Kalmanovitz Hall throughout the month. The exhibit shows how the GI movement unfolded, from the numerous anti-war coffeehouses springing up outside military bases, to the hundreds of GI newspapers giving an independent voice to active soldiers, to the stockade revolts and the strikes and near-mutinies on naval vessels and in the air force. The exhibit is based on the book Waging Peace in Vietnam: U.S. Soldiers Who Opposed the War, edited by Ron Carver, David Cortright, and Barbara Doherty.
We are also excited to announce a special essay contest open to all USF undergraduate and graduate students. The San Francisco Chapter of Veterans For Peace has generously offered a $500 prize to the best student essay discussing the question: "What does the Waging Peace in Vietnam mean to me, and what lessons does it suggest today"? All essays must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on April 22.