Supporting our troops on Veterans Day November 11, 2007Posted by Jeff in "Reality has a well-known liberal bias", "Voices Of Conflict", Crime and punishment at Morton West, Drama in Wilton.
Nine months ago this coming Tuesday, Timothy Canty, the principal of Wilton High School in my home town of Wilton, Connecticut, rescinded permission for the school’s Theater Arts II class to perform “Voices In Conflict”, a staged recitation of letters from soldiers and participants in the Iraq War.
Articles in the New York Times and the blogosphere brought international attention to the controversy. A month later, on April 12, the students announced a public schedule of performances at various venues in Connecticiut and New York City. A performance that might have been seen by a few dozen parents and students, was instead seen by thousands, myself included. Although these performances are over and many of the students have graduated, as some of my recent posts have demonstrated the struggle to educate people about this war goes on.
I commend you to spend this Veteran’s Day doing what the students of Bonnie Dickinson’s class were doing last spring: Listen to the veterans.
In Conflict, the book of interviews that first inspired the WHS students, is available on Amazon.
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