Speaker Date Topic
Anne Staley & Carol Cleary Apr 23, 2018
End 68 Hours of Hunger
End 68 Hours of Hunger

End 68 Hours of Hunger

is a private, not-for-profit, effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive in school Friday and the free breakfast they receive in school Monday.

Kent Devereaux Apr 30, 2018
New Hampshire Institute of Art
New Hampshire Institute of Art

The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is the oldest and largest non-profit arts institution in New Hampshire, founded in 1898 and today offering undergraduate (BFA, Dual Degree BFA/MAT), graduate (MFA, MAT), and community education programs (Youth Arts, Pre-College, Community Education, Professional Development) serving over 2,000 students annually on two campuses in Manchester and Sharon/Peterborough, New Hampshire.

ConVal Chorus May 07, 2018
Spring Concert Tunes
Will Thomas and Richard Murphy May 14, 2018 12:10 PM
Two veterans will give their perspectives on war and its costs and consequences.
Two veterans will give their perspectives on war and its costs and consequences.

William  Thomas

A lifelong educator, Will Thomas taught US History and America Government at Manchester, NH Central High School from 1969 to 2002. He taught courses such as  "Lessons of the Vietnam War," and "Facing History and Ourselves: the Holocaust and Human Behavior." In 1989 he became a member of Veterans for Peace and creates awareness for the Veterans of Peace to people all over the world.


Website: Veterans for Peace  https://www.veteransforpeace.org/

 

William Thomas was born in Manchester New Hampshire in 1943. He is a veteran who served in the US Naval Reserves 1961-1969. He was on Active Duty - 1961-1963 and served aboard the USS Okinawa (LPH-3), and was part of the US naval blockade of Cuba in October of 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

Will’s father was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, and at one point during his service, he was stationed in Germany for six years, so Will went to school there and graduated from from Augsburg American high school. 

In 1989 he became a member of Veterans for Peace and to date continues to create awareness for the Veterans of Peace to people all over the world.

Richard Murphy graduated from Central High in Manchester in 1964. He was sent to Vietnam and deployed there from 1968 to 1969. He returned and was totally "messed up" (traumatized) from being an Infantryman with the 25th Infantry Division.  However, he did graduate from American University in DC with a BA in 1976.  Richard went to UNH and earned a Master's Degree in History in 1989.  He joined Veterans for Peace in 1993.