Book describes the ongoing efforts to heal the scars of still-present Agent Orange toxins and unexploded munitions in Southeast Asia
DEARBORN – The Dearborn Public Library will virtually host journalist George Black at 6:30 p.m. May 18 for a discussion of his new book “The Long Reckoning: A Story of War, Peace and Redemption in Vietnam.”
Attendees will have the option to view the Zoom event from a personal device, or watch the broadcast in the Henry Ford Centennial Library Auditorium,16301 Michigan Ave.
At its heart, “The Long Reckoning” is an account of the repercussions of the war in Vietnam, but it also offers a story of civilian volunteers seeking to address the humanitarian issue in Southeast Asia that persists today.
A group of American, Canadian and Vietnamese scientists, academics, politicians, nonprofits, and Vietnam War veterans have worked with the Vietnamese and U.S. governments to ameliorate the “multiple horrors” that hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese civilians have faced – primarily the ongoing effects of exposure to Agent Orange and unexploded ordnance.
During the event, copies of “The Long Reckoning” will be available for purchase by attendees in the auditorium.
The registration page can be accessed through via https://bit.ly/3Li1en8 or locate the event in the Library’s events calendar at dearbornlibrary.org.
While registering, indicate whether you will attend in the auditorium, or on Zoom. Zoom registrants will receive a meeting link.
More information can be found on the Library website, dearbornlibrary.org, or by calling 313-943-2330.
Follow the Dearborn Public Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay informed about other upcoming programs and announcements.