Illinois Central College’s English, Humanities, and Language Studies Department will host Former Army Ranger Rory Fanning for “Fighting to End the Unending Wars,” a discussion about the realities of the U.S.’s role in former and ongoing conflicts around the world. The presentation will be held on Thursday, March 31 at 2 p.m., in the Student Lounge on the East Peoria Campus.
Fanning authored a book titled Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger's Journey Out of the Military and Across America, which explores the emotional and social consequences of rejecting the mission of one of the most elite fighting forces in the world. He draws upon his experiences in the military to ask key questions, such as “Who are we fighting in Afghanistan, and why are we fighting?” He pushes back the myths surrounding U.S. Special Forces as perpetuated by movies and books such as Zero Dark Thirty, Blackhawk Down and Lone Survivor.
This special event is free and open to the public and is underwritten by a generous grant from the ICC Educational Foundation.
For more information, contact Paul Resnick at (309) 694-9568.