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The Things They Carried

BHS and Queensborough Community College hosted a reading and discussion last Saturday of Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, a collection of short stories about a platoon of American soldiers in the Vietnam War.  This event was part of The … Continue reading

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Brooklyn’s Vietnam Veterans

In Our Own Words: Portraits of Brooklyn’s Vietnam Veteran’s (2007 – ongoing) is the first exhibit in BHS’s oral history gallery.  With the use of oral histories, portraits, and personal artifacts this audio installation explores the impact of the Vietnam … Continue reading

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The War Comes Home

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Brooklynite Luis Carlos Montalvan, a veteran of the Iraq War who came with Philip Napoli to see our exhibit In Our Own Words: Portraits of Brooklyn Vietnam Veterans.  Mr. Montalvan’s assistance dog Tuesday … Continue reading

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The Impact of Listening and Being Heard

I just rediscovered this video on Channel Thirteen’s website of a panel we hosted here at BHS in conjunction with the exhibit In Our Own Words: Portraits of Brooklyn Vietnam Veterans:

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