What was it like to live during wartime? Explore the answers with the America in Times of Conflict series, featuring speakers, discussion groups, authors and films that explore our country’s history and culture during wartime. The programs are offered in collaboration with the Chandler Senior Center, Chandler Museum, and Chandler Center for the Arts, and will run through April 2017.
Courageous Stories of Arizona Military Aviators
Saturday, November 5 at 10:00 am
City Council Chambers, 88 E Chicago Street
This presentation features helicopter pilots who served in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, moderated by Commander Martin Sepulveda, U.S. Navy Reserve.
The Jan Sandwich Patriotic Show
Monday, November 7 at 10:00 am
Chandler Senior Center, 202 E Boston Street
A musical medley of patriotic songs.
Film + Forum - On Two Fronts: Latinos and Vietnam
Wednesday, November 9 at 6:00 pm
Chandler Sunset Library, 4930 W Ray Road
This film is about the Latino experience during the Vietnam War and will be followed by a moderated discussion forum.
Saturday November 12 at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N Arizona Avenue
This performance at the Center for the Arts puts the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East.
In My Own Words: Memories of World War II
Saturday, November 19 at 10:00 am
Chandler Hamilton Library, 3700 S Arizona Avenue
Hear the vivid and poignant memories of Chandler men who served in World War II through dramatic readings, followed by a showing of the 1943 movie “Guadalcanal Diary.”
America in Times of Conflict is made possible through a grant from the Arizona State Library to the Chandler Public Library under the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Institute of Museum and Library services.