Seminar – Poster exhibition – Film festival

Melbourne Exhibition launch Wed 6.30pm September 1; Seminar, Sat September 4, 2pm
… International Bookshop, Trades Hall, Lygon St, Carlton

Brisbane Sat September 18, 1pm
CEPU, 41 Peel St, South Brisbane

Sydney Sat September 25, 1pm
Suite 72/65 Myrtle St, Chippendale

Perth Sat October 2, 2pm
MUA Hall, 2-4 Kwong Alley, North Fremantle

2010 is an important anniversary year for many events in Vietnam’s history – the 35th anniversary of the final liberation and reunification of the country; the 65th anniversary of Vietnamese independence; the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the Indochinese Communist Party.

For us in Australia it’s the 45th anniversary of the first demonstrations against the war in Vietnam, and the 40th anniversary of the big Moratorium demonstrations.

To commemorate these important historical events we’re holding seminars in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne.
The seminars will have panel discussions on:

* 1. Vietnam’s long struggle for liberation;
* 2. The Australian campaign against the war in Vietnam;
* 3. Vietnam Today — Reconstruction and Solidarity.

Speakers from Vietnam, antiwar veterans, activists from the campaign against the War in Vietnam, academics.
The poster exhibition accompanying the seminar includes 80 posters from the antiwar campaign, mostly Sydney demo posters, and about 40 reprints of Vietnamese posters, as well as badges, pamphlets and magazines.

Some of the seminars will be followed by a dinner, and a film night, showing “In the Year of the Pig,” the antiwar film by Emile Di Antonio which we screened extensively in Australia in 1970 and 1971, and the 1978 documentary by John Pilger, “Do You Remember Vietnam”.

See http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#!/event.php?eid=131670756847426

Sponsored by the Revolutionary Socialist Party and Direct Action.

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