IVAW & VVAW Anti-War Veterans Day Ceremony
11AM – 12PM | Friday, November 11, 2016 | Vietnam Veterans Memorial Chicago (E. Wacker Dr. & N. Wabash Ave.)
At the annual anti-war Veterans Day Ceremony, military veterans will remember all those lost in our wars abroad and honor the veterans of the wars here in Chicago—The war on Black, Latino, Muslim, and LGTB communities; the war on women; the war on workers and the poor; And the war on the environment. We especially honor those who have fought for peace.
Speakers will include Iraq Veterans Against the War members Edgar Gonzalez-Baeza, and Ash Kyrie, Vietnam Veteran Against the War and MC Joe Miller, Martha Biondi from the Torture Justice Initiative, Gerald Hankerson from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Yvette Pino of the Veteran Print Project, and veteran Mel Lyons. Opening music will be provided by Al Scorch and closing music by Margaret Nelson.
Exhibition Opening Reception at the National Veterans Art Museum
6PM – 9PM | Friday, November 11, 2016 | National Veterans Art Museum, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60641
The National Veterans Art Museum’s (NVAM) newest exhibit, “Vonnegut’s Odyssey,” explores connections between the timeless and universal story of veterans’ return from combat through the artwork of World War II veteran and famed author Kurt Vonnegut Jr.