SUNLIGHT PROJECT & SYMPOSIUM:The Arts, the Humanities, and Local Participants Remember & Refigure the Vietnam War in the Present
March 24-26, 2011 on the
University of Wisconsin-Madison campus
THREE DAYS. TEN EVENTS. Dance, art, story, film, panel discussions, and lectures. Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss. Veterans, alumni, faculty, and administration join the conversation.
THURSDAY, MARCH 24th
10:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00-4:00PM
Combat Paper Workshop Day One:
Breaking of rag, pulping of the uniform. This includes an informal discussion about papermaking as well as greetings and introductions. Combat Paper is made using uniforms worn while on tour during war. The uniforms are cut into pieces, cooked and macerated in a Hollander beater to make paper pulp. War veterans use the process of making Combat Paper as a means to reconcile their experiences while engaged in conflict once they return to civilian life. PUBLIC WELCOME TO OBSERVE. Art Lofts, 111 N. Francis St.
Learning Through Story:
WI Story Booth & Sterling Hall Bombing Memories
featuring Mike Lawler (Wisconsin Story Project) and Troy Reeves (UW-Madison Oral History Program). A discussion of last summer’s collaboration between the Wisconsin Story Project and the UW-Oral History Program in which, for the 40th anniversary of the Sterling Hall bombing, they gathered stories from Madisonians willing and able to offer their memories of that infamous event. Learning Through Stories is a discussion group that gathers on the University of Wisconsin, Madison campus to discuss aspects of research. Room 220 Teacher Education Building, 225 N. Mills St.
12:00 – 5:00PM (Daily, March 24-25)
Exhibit: History of the 44th General Hospital of Madison, Wisconsin
This exhibit presents a brief history of the 44th General Hospital during World War II and Desert Storm. The 44th General Hospital was deactivated in September 1995, probably to never be activated again. In September 2000 Don Klimpel organized a group of former 44th General Hospital members and chaired the creation of this exhibit in memory of Dr. Shapiro a one time commander of the hospital. 1st Floor Lobby, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave.
FRIDAY, MARCH 25th
10:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00-4:00PM
Combat Paper Workshop Day Two:
Sheet formation and, later in the day, introduce pulp printing and alternative sheet forming. Art Lofts, 111 N. Francis St.
The Vietnam War on Campus, c.1967
featuring Jane Brotman and Paul Soglin and moderated by James Danky. A panel discussion of alumni and administrators present for and involved in the protests at UW-Madison. H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave.
David Maraniss presents the UW-Madison Hilldale Lecture
Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss presents “Into Sunlight: The connections of war and peace from Vietnam to Afghanistan, from Lyndon Johnson to Barack Obama, from a book to a dance.” Wisconsin Union Theater, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St. (Scroll down for PARKING info.)
SATURDAY, MARCH 26th
10:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00-4:00PM
Combat Paper Workshop Day Three:
Complete prints and papermaking-press, stack and dry sheets. Art Lofts, 111 N. Francis St.
War on Campus, c.1967 – 2011
featuring Jeremi Suri (History), Craig Werner (African-American Studies) & Doug Bradley (Integrated Liberal Studies) and moderated by Buff Brennan (Dance). A presentation and discussion by current UW-Madison faculty whose research addresses the Vietnam War as well as America’s current and recent military actions in the Middle East. H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave.
Veterans of Wisconsin, c.1967 – 2011
featuring Brian R. Bieniek, Donald G. Jones, and Jim Kurtz and moderated by Mik Derks and Jon Miskowski. A panel discussion of veterans who served in the Vietnam War and America’s recent military actions in the Middle East. H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave.
March Into Sunlight
a dance concert featuring two choreographic interpretations of David Maraniss’s “They Marched Into Sunlight”: “Into Sunlight” by Robin Becker and “Sunlit Fields” by Jin-Wen Yu. $18 general public; $10 students & seniors; reserved seating. Tickets available through the Wisconsin Union Box Office. Wisconsin Union Theater, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St.
You can purchase a PARKING PERMIT prior to your evening UW arts event. Four convenient lots/ramps available! Guaranteed spaces for prepaid parking permit holders (after 5 pm.) Save time and money. $5 evening UW arts event parking permits are available on Fri 3/25 or Sat 3/26 for
Lot 6 – Helen C. White library
600 N. Park St (Park St and Observatory Dr)
Lot 7 – Grainger Hall (50 permits available)
975 University Ave (entrance on Brooks St, between University Ave and Johnson St)
Lot 46 – Southeast Ramp (20 permits available)
(entrance on Lake St, between University Ave and Johnson St)
Lot 83 – Fluno Center (20 permits available)
601 University Ave (entrance on Francis St, between University Ave and Johnson St)
Order on-line (5 days or more in advance; $1 handling fee)
Order over the phone (3 days or more in advance; $1 handling fee) 608-265-ARTS
Important PARKING PERMIT reminders:
Display your pass on your dashboard or with the attendant.
Arrive to your lot/garage after 5 pm.
During particularly busy times, the lot sign may say “sold out”; however, your spot is guaranteed. Simply show the attendant.
Sponsors: Anonymous Fund, School of Education, Dance Department, Arts Institute, Art Department, Hilldale Fund, Office of the Secretary of the Faculty, Academic Technology (DoIT), MERIT (School of Education)
Year of the Arts Supporters
Office of Chancellor
College of Letters & Science
School of Education
School of Human Ecology
Center for Humanities
Visitor & Information Programs
Wisconsin Alumni Association
Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission