Film & discussion: The Boys Who Said No!

Start:Thursday, June 09, 2022 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

This is a virtual event

2022 marks the 40th Anniversary of NH Peace Action!  We will be doing a series of events throughout the year to mark the occasion. This is the first of those events.

Drawing on original interviews with more than thirty male and female nonviolent activists and historians, 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.

Please use the link you will receive after registration to view the film ahead of time, then join us for a discussion with Dr. Michael Ferber, a draft resister, one of "the Boston Five" and a long time NHPA board member who is interviewed in the film, and Emma Shapiro-Weiss, Co-Executive Director of 350NH, who was arrested last year for her resistance to the Bow Coal plant for a discussion of the centrality of nonviolent direct action in struggles then and now. You can watch the trailer to film HERE.

The link to the film will be emailed to you around June 7 and will be live on June 8 and will stay active for 72 hours for you to watch the film at your convenience and then join us for the panel and discussion on June 9.


There is a suggested donation of $10 to $50 to cover the costs of the film and to help fund NH Peace Action's nonviolence work for another 40 years!

( If you would like to watch the film for free, please email doreen@nhpeaceaction.org and she will send you the link. This reservation system does not allow for a free ticket option.)