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Ware Colloquium on Peacemaking

Hosted annually by the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking, the Judy S. '68 and Paul W. Ware Colloquium on Peacemaking consists of the Center's signature event, the Ware Lecture on Peacemaking, the Ware Seminars on Global Citizenship and the Ware Practicum in Conflict Resolution. The colloquium is made possible by a generous grant from Judy S. '68 and Paul W. Ware of Lancaster, Pa. The Ware Lecture has brought Nobel Peace Prize recipients, influential journalists, and poltical leaders from around the world to Elizabethtown. For more information on past Ware Lectures, click here.

2016 Ware Lecturer, Kim Phúc

War and Healing: The Girl in the Picture

Ever wonder what happened to "the girl in the picture?" A photograph of a young girl running naked down a road, her skin on fire with napalm, changed the way the world viewed not just the Vietnam War but all wars. The "girl in the picture" is Kim Phuc who shared her story of resilience, forgiveness, and reconciliation in the 2016 Ware Lecture.

 

Kim Phuc, as a child, runs down the road, her skin burning with napalm.

 

Kim Phuc contemporary photo

 



The lecture was held on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Leffler Chapel and Performance Center.


 

 

 

2016 Pre-Ware Events

Tuesday, March 8, noon, Susquehanna Room
Lecture: Healing and Hope: 40 Years After the Vietnam War - Where are we Now?
Dr. Peggy McFarland, Fulbright scholar, shares her reflections on the orphanages of Vietnam and the work of Brittney’s Hope in the healing of two countries. Reservations required via iaenrichseries@etown.edu, $18.00 per person.

Thursday, March 10, 7 pm, Gibble Auditorium
Film Screening: “Indochine”
“A sensual story of unbridled passion set against the violence of the bloody Communist uprising, Indochine is an historically accurate, emotionally wrenching epic of love and war" (from the video jacket).

Monday, March 14, 4 pm, High Library
War and Peace Photography Exhibition Reception
To kick off the War and Peace Photography Exhibit, please join us for a reception in the High Library. Professor Katherine Hughes will offer brief remarks about the impact of photography and Professor David Brown will discuss the historical context of the famous "Napalm Girl" image.  Refreshments will be served.

Monday, March 14 - Friday, April 15, High Library
War and Peace: A Photography Exhibit
The exhibition will include the famous image of Kim Phuc running from her napalmed Vietnamese village as well as other iconic photographs taken by professional journalists. Elizabethtown College students will also exhibit their own images related to the theme. The exhibition will demonstrate how photographs have a profound impact and serve as powerful reminders of the harsh realities of conflict but also of peace.

Tuesday, March 15, 7 pm, Gibble Auditorium
Film Screening: “Platoon”
“A young [US] recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man" (IMDB). 

Wednesday, March 30, 7 pm, Gibble Auditorium Panel Discussion: Conscientious Objectors to the Vietnam War
Hear first-hand accounts of the experiences of those who chose to be conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War. Gain an understanding of the religious beliefs and values that impacted these decisions to engage in alternative service during the Vietnam War.

Wednesday, April 6, 11 am, BC Tower Room Book Discussion of Denise Chong's  The Girl in the Picture:  The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War
If you are interested in joining this discussion over lunch, please contact the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking (cgup@etown.edu).  All participants will be provided a free copy of the book.  Spaces are limited.

Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 pm, Leffler Chapel and Performance Center Ware Lecture with Kim Phuc - “War and Healing: The Girl in the Picture”
Admission is free but tickets are required.  To reserve tickets, call (717) 361-4757.

Thursday, April 14, 9:00-noon, Hoover 110 Small group discussions with Kim Phuc
Contact the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking (cgup@etown.edu) if you are interested in you or your students participating in these discussions.

Wednesday, March 30, 7 pm, Gibble Auditorium Panel Discussion: Conscientious Objectors to the Vietnam War Hear first-hand accounts of the experiences of those who chose to be conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War. Gain an understanding of the religious beliefs and values that impacted these decisions to engage in alternative service during the Vietnam War.

Wednesday, April 6, 11 am, BC Tower Room Book Discussion of Denise Chong's  The Girl in the Picture:  The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War If you are interested in joining this discussion over lunch, please contact the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking (cgup@etown.edu).  All participants will be provided a free copy of the book.  Spaces are limited.

Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 pm, Leffler Chapel and Performance Center Ware Lecture with Kim Phuc - “War and Healing: The Girl in the Picture” Admission is free but tickets are required.  Check back to this website in March for details on securing tickets.

Thursday, April 14, 9:00-noon, Hoover 110 Small group discussions with Kim Phuc Contact the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking (cgup@etown.edu) if you are interested in you or your students participating in these discussions.

 

 

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