Film Viewing Now Online
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: March 18, 2020
Due to Coronavirus, this event has been moved online via Zoom.
Join us for a special viewing online of the film: The Whistleblower of My Lai on April 1, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.Drs. Alexander and Heckler will lead a short discussion on Zoom before distributing a code provided by the film's producers, Clarity Films.
Viewing codes are limited. Request your code today by registering for the event here. This is a first-come, first-serve event.
About this Event
An American helicopter pilot witnessed a massacre. This event discusses the question, what would we give up to do the right thing?
In 1968, Hugh Thompson Jr. witnessed a massacre in My Lai. Upon seeing American troops firing on a building filled with women and children, he landed his helicopter in the line of fire and ordered his gunner to point his weapon on his fellow soldiers. Upon returning to camp, he reported the actions of his fellow soldiers to his superiors. Over the course of the next two years, as word of the massacre entered the American psyche, Thompson's career, livelihood, privacy, and safety were all compromised.
The retelling of this story poses a fundamental question for public administrators, nonprofit employees, or anyone who holds a public trust. What would you give up to do the right thing?
Military ethics and religious scholar Dr. Laura Alexander will guide a conversation about the film and the ethical implications of My Lai, and Dr. Nuri Heckler will contextualize Thompson's whistleblowing in the wake of an impeachment of a sitting president launched by a whistleblower.
All community members and friends of UNO are invited to join us online in a discussion of right, wrong, transparency, and sacrifice.
The event will be held online, and RSVPs are required.
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