Speak Peace: American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children’s Paintings features original poems written by American children, veterans, and established poets in response to Vietnamese children’s paintings on peace and war collected over the last 10 years by the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. Speak Peace is a collaborative, international project between Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center and School of Art Galleries, and Soldiers’ Heart, a veterans’ return and healing organization.
Showcasing the visions of Vietnamese children and the power of poetry to promote healing and reconciliation, Speak Peace offers a timely testament to the emotional truth of war and peace. The exhibit will be split between Prim Library at Sierra Nevada College and the Incline Village Public Library.
Speak Peace is part of Sierra Nevada College’s “One Book, One Campus” program begun in 2009, with all incoming students and college faculty reading The Things They Carried by author Tim O’Brien.
Opening Receptions | March 1, 2013
Incline Village Public Library (845 Alder Ave.)) | 5pm-6pm
Sierra Nevada College | Prim Library | 6pm-7pm
Sierra Nevada College | Prim Library | Mon-Thur: 8am-10pm | Fri: 8am-5pm | Sat: 10am-4pm | Sun: 12pm-10pm*
Incline Village Public Library (845 Alder Ave.) | Tues-Sat: 12pm-6pm
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