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CAMILO MEJIA -- Iraq War Conscientious Objector
Date Monday May 02
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison Street (at 27th Street, 2 blocks east of 27th & Broadway)
Oakland
[wheelchair accessible]
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorVeterans for Peace
Iraq war veteran and resister Camilo Mejia will speak on May 2nd in Oakland. Mejia was the first Iraq war veteran to file for discharge from the army as a conscientious objector and spent a year in the stockade for his courageous stance. He had seen the suffering of the Iraqi people, whose country was in ruin and who were further humiliated by the raids, patrols and curfews of an occupying army. “By putting my weapon down, I chose to reassert myself as a human being,” he says.

Also appearing will be Brian Willson and other notable resisters, with music by Annie and the Vets.

Tickets $5 - $15 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds. Benefits Veterans for Peace.

Co-sponsored by: Veterans for Peace, Global Exchange, KPFA, CCCO, AFSC, Not in Our Name, Code Pink, International ANSWER, and Courage to Resist, Penninsula Peace and Justice Center, South Bay Mobilization, Resource Center for Non-Violence, VFW Bill Motto Post 5888, and American Legion Robert Basker Post 315.

FOR MORE INFORMATION : call Veterans for Peace at 415-255-7331 or see http://www.veteransforpeace.org
Added to the calendar on Monday May 2nd, 2005 4:42 PM

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