Donate to Carolina Peace ~ Year in Review 2019

 

 

 

Today is #GivingTuesday.  Please support the work of Carolina Peace!

The Carolina Peace Resource Center is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is a voice for peace and a resource for nonviolent organizing in South Carolina and beyond. We specialize in peace education, grassroots organizing and advocacy on the full continuum of peace, justice and environmental issues. We are an all-volunteer organization and operate on a shoestring budget we use wisely.

Support our Work into 2020…
VOLUNTEER. DONATE. ADVOCATE.
Donate today! https://carolinapeace.org/support/donate/

Check out our  CAROLINA PEACE YEAR IN REVIEW, 2019… (click Read More)

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ACTION ALERT: Act to Save Refugee Resettlement

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION ALERT: Act to Save Refugee Resettlement
The Trump administration has not announced further drastic cuts to the Refugee Resettlement program for FY 2020 yet, so there is still time to advocate against the cuts and for raising the refugee ceiling.   Administration officials have been batting around numbers such as 10,000 or 15,000 a year (half the current 30,000) or even zero.  Under the last year of the Obama administration almost 85,000 refugees were admitted; the historical average is 98,000/year.  The Trump administration must consult with Congress before finalizing.  Your voice is needed now!  A few phone calls and letters add up when we act together.

5 ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE & RESOURCES…

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Peace Day at the Statehouse 2019 CANCELED

CANCELED
Peace Day at the Statehouse
SATURDAY Sept 21st 9AM-Noon
Unfortunately, we weren’t able to line up enough things to make Peace Day at the Statehouse a success this year, so the event is canceled. We will try again next year. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage people to attend the Climate Strike at the SC Statehouse Friday Sept 20th 5:30PM-7PM instead.

“Remembering Hiroshima, Preventing Nuclear War” Sunday Aug 4th at the State Museum

Remembering Hiroshima, Preventing Nuclear War:
An Educational Experience
SUNDAY Aug 4th, 2PM-4PM

The State Museum, Gervais Room (2nd Floor by Main Staircase)
301 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 29201
Join us for the 29th Annual Hiroshima Vigil/Remembrance in Columbia, SC.  This year we’ll feature an interactive exhibit featuring storytelling, arts and craft making (peace cranes, lanterns), video and more remembering the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and highlighting efforts to prevent nuclear war.  Drop in!
Free and open to the public.  $1 Admission to the rest of The State Museum.
Facebook Event
Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center and the Columbia Friends Meeting (Quakers)

City of Columbia to Proclaim Aug 4th Hiroshima Vigil/Remembrance Day

 

 

 

 

City of Columbia Council Meeting

TUESDAY July 16th 6PM

1737 Main St. Columbia, SC

Please join us in support of the Columbia City Council passing a proclamation declaring Hiroshima Vigil/Remembrance Day on August 4th. There will also be a resolution on the agenda in support of the “Ban the Box” campaign.

Check out the full text of the Hiroshima resolution here…

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Free Screening of “El Norte” Wednesday April 24th 6PM at the Nickelodeon Theater

RESERVE YOUR TICKET TODAY!
MOVIE: El Norte
WEDNESDAY April 24th 6PM

Nickelodeon Theater
1607 Main St. Columbia, SC
Join us for a free screening of the acclaimed Oscar-nominated 1983 movie “El Norte” at the Nickelodeon Theatre.  After facing  violent repression from the Guatemalan army, two Mayan siblings trek north to the US to seek new lives.  Followed by Talkback with Debbie Billings and Laura Cahue of the Grassroots Alliance for Immigrant Rights (GAIR)
Ticketing is now live!
More Info/Reserve your FREE TICKET here
(Click link for 6:00PM to reserve ticket)
SPREAD THE WORD: Facebook Event
https://www.facebook.com/events/2115010951946472/
Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center and the Nickelodeon Theater

Learning Circle on Honduras Tuesday April 2nd 7:30PM at Tapp’s

Learning Circle, Focus Honduras:
Roots of Exile, Militarization, ICE and Asylum in the US
TUESDAY April 2nd 7:30PM
Tapp’s Art Center, 1644 Main St. Columbia, SC 29201
Featuring Debbie Billings (Witness for Peace Honduras Delegation Member), Azadeh Shahshahani and Manzoor Cheema (Project South), Luis Garcia (asylum-seeker from Honduras), Nina Cano Richards (Cano Law LLC) and Laura Cahue (Grassroots Alliance for Immigrant Rights). Free and open to the public.
Facebook Event
Sponsored by Witness for Peace Southeast, Project South, Palmetto Luna Arts, Cano Law LLC and the Carolina Peace Resource Center

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See also “Central American Asylum-Seeker Crisis” Panel Discussion WEDNESDAY April 3rd 4PM-5PM at USC, Gambrell Hall, Room 431

“Central American Asylum-Seeker Crisis” Wednesday April 3rd 4pm at USC

“Central American Asylum-Seeker Crisis” Wednesday April 3rd 4pm at USC

 

 

 

The Central American Asylum-Seeker Crisis
PANEL DISCUSSION
WEDNESDAY April 3rd
4PM-5PM
USC, Gambrell Hall Room 431   USC Campus Map: https://www.sc.edu/visit/map/   Recommended parking: Pendleton St Garage or off Pendleton St.

We do not have a national security crisis on the border: we have a humanitarian crisis on the border as thousands of asylum-seekers from the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras head north to flee poverty and violence in their home countries.  This panel discussion will examine the push and the pull factors, including the history of US foreign policy in Central American and current US immigration policies.  Featuring Dr. Ben Roth, Dr. Debbie Billings, Luis Garcia, and Dr. Breanna Grace.  Free and open to the public. Facebook Event

Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center, Witness for Peace Southeast, the Consortium for Latino and Immigration Studies at USC, and the Walker Institute for Area Studies at USC

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See also Learning Circle, Focus Honduras TUESDAY April 2nd 7:30PM

Learning Circle on Honduras Tuesday April 2nd 7:30PM at Tapp’s

Our Picks for Indie Grits 2019

13th Annual
INDIE GRITS FESTIVAL 2019
THURSDAY March 28th-SUNDAY March 31st
Columbia, SC
Indie Grits is a 4-day event celebrating the visionary and experimental culture of the Southeast through film, art, music, and bits in Columbia, SC. In partnership with the Nickelodeon Theatre. Festival passes are available or tickets for films can be bought individually.  #IndieGrits2019

Carolina Peace’s Indie Grits Picks for 2019…

THE UNAFRAID
THURSDAY March 28th, 4PM
Nickelodeon Theatre
1607 Main St. Columbia, SC 29201
Shot over a period of four years, this observational documentary feature follows Alejandro, Silvia, and Aldo, three DACA recipients for whom attending college in their home state of Georgia is all but impossible, given the government’s refusal to grant them entry or offer in-state tuition. Rather than giving in, the three students deftly navigate the political maelstrom that surrounds them, not only fighting for their own rights but for the rights of their families and their communities as well. Film by Heather Courtney & Anayansi Prado, Los Angeles, CA. Running time: 87 min.
$6 Student/ $8 Nick Member/ $11 General Admission
More info/Reserve Tickets:
http://indiegrits.org/festival/film/features/the-unafraid/

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RESILIENCE Short Films Block
FRIDAY March 29th 1:30PM
SATURDAY March 30th 7PM
Nickelodeon Theatre
1607 Main St. Columbia, SC 29201
The figures that populate these documentary shorts refuse to be confined, or defined, by their oppression. If anything, the challenges they’ve faced are an opportunity. An opportunity to embrace, without reservation, who they are and what they believe. Gun control advocates, sanctuary-seekers, the wrongfully imprisoned: these courageous individuals mine painful pasts and contemplate uncertain futures, but remain steadfast in their resolve to resist at any cost.
$6 Student/ $8 Nick Member/ $11 General Admission
More about the shorts/ Reserve Tickets:
http://indiegrits.org/festival/film/shorts/resilience/

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LUMPKIN, GA
FRIDAY March 29th 6:30PM
This timely documentary feature–a lyrical exploration of indifference and isolation in today’s divided political climate–zeroes in on a poverty-stricken community in rural Georgia that plays host to one of America’s largest immigrant detention centers.
Screened with Walker’s (12 min) and Uniontown (16 min)
More info/Reserve Tickets:
http://indiegrits.org/festival/film/features/lumpkin-ga/

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AMERICA FIRST: THE LEGACY OF AN IMMIGRATION RAID
SATURDAY March 30th 1PM
Nickelodeon Theatre
1607 Main St. Columbia, SC 29201
It’s been a decade since Postville, Iowa suffered the largest immigration raid at a worksite in US history–389 immigrants were arrested in the biggest kosher meatpacking plant in the country. This documentary feature sheds light on the repercussions of such massive raids. America First marks the return of Indie Grits alum Andrea Patiño Contreras to this year’s festival. Film by Andrea Patiño Contreras & Almudena Toral, Miami, FL. Running Time 39 min. Screened with Gutk’odau (Yellow) (8 min) and A Line Birds Cannot See (9 min).
$6 Student/ $8 Nick Member/ $11 General Admission
http://indiegrits.org/festival/film/features/america-first-the-legacy-of-an-immigration-raid/

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SILENCE SAM (FINE CUT SCREENING)
SATURDAY March 30th 3PM
Richland Library, 2nd Floor Theatre
1431 Assembly St Columbia, SC 29201
Since its dedication in 1913, students, staff, faculty, and community members at UNC have advocated for the removal of Confederate monument Silent Sam, standing at the entrance of campus. Silence Sam, a documentary short produced by students of UNC’s School of Media and Journalism, follows the most recent student-led movement to remove the statue, as well as their silencing by university administrators. Jeremiah Rhodes & Courtney Staton, Chapel Hill, NC. Running time: 40 min. Followed by free Impact Producer Workshop.
FREE SCREENING.
More Info: http://indiegrits.org/silence-sam/

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JADDOLAND
SUNDAY March 312st 3PM
Nickelodeon Theatre
1607 Main St. Columbia, SC 29201
In this vivid, wistful documentary portrait, filmmaker Nadia Shihab returns to her hometown in the Texas panhandle to visit her mother, an artist from Iraq; her mother’s increasingly isolated life–and dynamic creative process–become the object of her attention. Soon, Shihab’s grandfather arrives from Iraq, prompting a deeper engagement with questions of place, migration, and the spaces we call home. Documentary Film by Nadia Shihab, Oakland, CA. Running Time: 90 min.
$6 Student/ $8 Nick Member/ $11 General Admission
More Info/Reserve Ticket:
http://indiegrits.org/festival/film/features/jaddoland/

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