BERKELEY, CA – Despite the rain, the Courage to Resist, Objector Church, and our community gathered on May 15, 2019, to raise the Peace Flag for the 13th consecutive year in the City of Berkeley. Veterans For Peace organizer, Vietnam veteran Paul Cox spoke to the special role of conscientious objectors in opposing endless war. Anya de Marie spoke for the Objector Church, and it’s Objector Registry. Photos by Jeff Paterson for Courage to Resist

On International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, Celebrate the 13th Annual

Berkeley C.O. and War Resisters’ Day

May 15, 2019
11:30 A.M.

Peace Flag raising ceremony at the corner of Milvia Street and Allston Way (2180 Milvia Street), Berkeley, California. (Google Map location)

With Conscientious Objectors and War Resisters from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.

  • Bob Meola, Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission, War Resisters League, Courage to Resist
  • Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
  • Paul Cox, Vietnam Veteran, Veterans for Peace
  • Sing along “Ain’t Fest” [“I Ain’t Marching Anymore,” “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around,” “Down By the Riverside (Ain’t Gonna Study War No More)”] with Max Ventura and Nancy Schimmel — Song sheets provided; Ain’t Fest Lyrics

Sponsored by City of Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission

Endorsed by War Resisters League-West, Courage to Resist, and the Objector Church.

Contact: Bob Meola (510) 644-1102