On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam Screening and Discussion
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church starting at 6:00 p.m.
On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam examines the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on working class youth.
Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings, Everett and Delia Alvarez, who stood on opposite sides of the Vietnam War, one as a POW and the other protesting at home. Other stories deepen the narrative: in Greenlee County, Arizona, miners' children fought and died for their country in devastating proportions. Sisters and mothers took notice and action. A farmworker's son translated his military experience into a career before resigning in protest from his post on a local draft board. Learn more
WQPT Expands Stories of Service in Partnership
the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project
Friday, October 23, 2015
All veterans are invited to share their stories.
WQPT and our regional partners invite all veterans to share their own stories of their service to our nation. Individual stories help provide a deeper understanding of our nation's military history to current and future generations.
Completed stories will be submitted to the Library of Congress for inclusion in the Veterans History Project. Learn more about Sharing YOUR Story.
Taping (of stories) will take place on Friday, October 23 at numerous locations throughout the Quad Cities. Veterans who are unable to attend on Friday, October 23, may tape their own video. All you need is a video camera or recorder. Interviews need to be at least 30 minutes in length. Learn more