A ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the Korean War and the formal honoring of veterans will take place on September 25 at 6 p.m. in Civic Hall of the Connector Building, which is located on the Blackwood Campus at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township.
New Jersey State Senator James Beach will deliver opening remarks and present certificates of appreciation to veterans. Senator Beach is the chairperson of the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee for the State Senate. Veterans interested in participating should contact Barbara Palmer with the Center For Civic Leadership and Responsibility at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4333 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Following the ceremony at 7 p.m. Frank Plantan will present a talk entitled The Korean War and its Legacies. Plantan is the co-director of the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania. The discussion will examine the obstacles for reunification of the two Koreas and how the destinies of both countries has lead to the standoff we see today in Northeast Asia and on the Korean Peninsula.
In addition to the ceremony and event on September 25, the following lectures are scheduled:
· October 9: 7 p.m., “North Korea and the World since the Korean War” with Charles K. Armstrong of Columbia University.
· October 16: 7 p.m., “Korea’s Great Divergence: North and South 1961-1987” with Gregg Andrew Brazinsky of George Washington University.
· October 30: 7 p.m., “African Americans in the Korean War: the End of Military Segregation and the Beginning of the Modern Civil Rights Movement” with Robert W. Morrow of Morgan State University.
· November 6: 7 p.m., “Contemporary Asia in Perspective” with Steven Hook of Kent State University.
For details about other upcoming events or to register for The Korean War and its Legacies, contact the Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility by telephone at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4333, or via e-mail at CCLRregistrations@camdencc.edu. Information can also be found by following @CenterForCivic on Twitter. Professional development available for educators.