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The Boys Who Said No: Draft Resistance and the Vietnam War
October 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
“The Boys Who Said NO!” tells the story of the young men, subject to our nation’s last draft, who for reasons of conscience burned their draft cards in protest and chose prison over killing during the Vietnam war. It chronicles “The Resistance”, an anti-draft movement based on Gandhi’s teachings of nonviolent action and the couple who most publicly embodied its principles, Joan Baez and David Harris. Baez, the iconic voice of the anti-war movement, married Harris, leader of “The Resistance” shortly before he was sentenced to three years in prison for publicly refusing to be drafted. The men and women dedicated to using civil disobedience to oppose conscription continued to organize and formed the vanguard of a mass anti-war movement.
Join us for a livestream event of “The Boys Who Said No”, heralded as “an ode to the power of activism” by the San Francisco Chronicle. To purchase tickets ($12, event & movie included) follow this link: https://watch.showandtell.film/watch/boyswhosaidno