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Friday January 27th, 2023 – The Boys Who Said NO!

The Boys Who Said NO! is the first documentary film to profile the young men and women who actively opposed the military draft in order to end the Vietnam War. The film shows how their personal and collective acts of nonviolent resistance, risking arrest and imprisonment for up to 5 years, were a critical part of the antiwar movement, intensifying opposition to the war and eventually forcing an end to both conscription and the war.
Guest Speaker: Peter Prontzos
Peter Prontzos arrived in Canada after escaping from the U.S. military when he was ordered to take part in the war against Vietnam. After working as a driver, construction worker, parking lot attendant, writer, and actor, among other jobs, he finally finished grad school at UBC and eventually taught political science and interdisciplinary studies at Langara College for 26 years. He has just finished the manuscript for his first book, entitled, “Remembering Our Humanity.”