Louise Bruyn - Reading from She Walked For All Of UsWhen: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
1971 — America has been at war in Vietnam for almost six years. The death toll is rising, both for the U.S., and for the “enemy.” Louise Bruyn had enough! It was time to do something. What could one woman do that would make Congress take notice of her protest?
She decided to walk—from her home in Newton, Massachusetts to Washington, D.C. to make her point. Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy and Representative Robert Drinan met her on the Capitol steps.
What a point she made! People all over the country rallied to support her. Finally, someone was saying what so many citizens wanted to, and had no idea how to, say—”Stop this War!”
This is her diary, day-by-day, detailing her struggles with fear, her encounters with people along the way, and the many wonderful people who opened their homes, encouraged her, and helped her on her way.
The presentation will be followed by discussion and copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Sponsored by Newton Dialogues on Peace and War
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