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Chatham University to present “Speak Peace: American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children’s Paintings”

The traveling exhibition features art on peace and war by Vietnamese children, accompanied Vietnamese children, accompanied by poetry written by American children, veterans, and poets

By: Amanda Leff Ritchie, Senior Public Relations Specialist
March 7, 2012

PITTSBURGH (March 7, 2012)… In conjunction with the Chatham University Global Focus Program’s Year of Southeast Asia – Vietnam, the traveling art exhibition “Speak Peace” will be on display at the Art and Design Building Mezzanine from March 9 through March 30. “Speak Peace” features 34 paintings on peace and war by Vietnamese children. The art is on loan from the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Each painting is accompanied by poetry written by American children, veterans, and established poets.

A closing reading and reception will be held on Friday, March 30, featuring Speak Peace poets Paula J. Lambert and Robert Miltner, followed by an open mic.

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Chatham University prepares students from around the world to help develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Consistently ranked among the top master’s level institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Chatham University is also ranked in the top five percent of graduate-intensive institutions nationally and experienced the fastest-growing enrollment in the Pittsburgh region over the past decade. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum and Chatham Eastside facility; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information, call 800-837-1290 or visit

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