Thursday, February 16, 2012

Vietnam vet turned peace activist speaks at Douglas College Feb. 28

A peace activist who lost his legs when he was run over by a munitions train while protesting a U.S. weapons shipment to Central America will be at Douglas College Feb. 28 to talk about U.S. imperialism and the state of the environment.

S. Brian Willson, a Vietnam veteran who has been speaking out for peace and justice since his military service, will also discuss his memoir, Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson.

Blood on the Tracks tells the story of Willson's journey from growing up in small-town America, where he was a "Commie-hating, baseball-loving Baptist," to fighting in Vietnam, to protesting President Ronald Reagan's Contra wars in Central America, to his continued goal of educating the public about American foreign and domestic policies and about environmental sustainability.

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2:30-4:30pm
New West Campus, room 2203
Free and open to the public

Read more about the event in the Douglas College press release.