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Voices Veteranos: Mexican America and the Legacy of Vietnam

The Vietnam War defined a generation. While its impact was undeniable, fifty years after the war, we still struggle to make sense of this chapter in our history. “Voices Veteranos: Mexican America and the Legacy of Vietnam” is a community history and arts exhibit based on the stories of Latina/Latino military veterans and their families. In an attempt to better understand the unique contributions of California’s ethnic Mexican population to these events, as well as the powerful ways they continued to shape our communities for decades to come, “Voices Veteranos” uses oral histories and the arts to make meaning out of the past. Made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a partnership between Pomona College and The dA Center for the Arts, “Voices Veteranos” brings art, video, audio, and historical artifacts together in an exhibit connecting present-day Latinos to the living sacrifices of earlier generations.