The Beauty and Complexity of Vietnam: A Different Light, Sat, March 14th, 1:00-2:30 PM

halongbay1-Visit50The Lopez Library is proud to host our final program in the Winter Wanderlust Series.  Saturday, March 16th at 1:00 p.m  Lopez locals Jack Pedigo and Parvin Baharloo will present “The Beauty and Complexity of Vietnam: A Different Light” – Photographs, videos, impressions and discussion of the country today. Pedigo/Baharloo traveled a month in Vietnam from Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh City) in the south to Ha Noi in the north. The program will include the role of communism in the country, environmental issues and concerns, religion in the culture, its history, magnificent artwork (temples, statues, embroidery), and a view of current living standards. It will also feature Vietnam’s remarkable natural beauty including its beaches, Paradise Cave, and Ha Long Bay which is one of UNESCO’s 7 Natural Wonders of the World. Following the photographic journey into today’s Vietnam, the program will provide time for a discussion of this beautiful and complicated country as well as comparisons to our own. In the Lopez Library’s Community Room.