Join us for this in-person lecture featuring a discussion from Francesco Da Vinci, the author of “I Refuse to Kill: My Path to Nonviolent Action in the 1960s.”
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Face masks are highly encouraged. Lunch will be provided.
Francesco Da Vinci is a journalist, peace activist, and public speaker. Francesco writes and speaks on conscientious objection to war, social justice, and peace through nonviolence. In his new memoir, I Refuse to Kill: My Path to Nonviolent Action in the 1960s, he chronicles his struggle to be recognized as a sincere conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, at the risk of a five-year prison term. Francesco’s case helped establish a legal precedent for all conscientious objectors who apply on “spiritual but non-religious” grounds.