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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"The Draft and the Vietnam Generation," film screening and discussion

7:00 PM
Crookshank Hall
Pomona College
140 E 6th St
Claremont, 91711
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(909) 607-3395

"The Draft and the Vietnam Generation," a 49-minute documentary, weaves together the stories of folks from diverse backgrounds who faced the moral dilemma of being drafted to fight in a war they opposed. Each had to decide what to do: get a deferment, leave the country, became a conscientious objector, or even join the Coast Guard. A few openly violated the draft law and went to prison. By exploring this critical period of American history through the eyes of young people who rejected war, "The Draft and The Vietnam Generation" presents a thoughtful, intimate understanding of why so many defied their government and how resistance to the draft helped fuel the largest peace movement in American history.

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