Carolina Peace Holiday Party Sunday Dec 10th

 

 

 

 

 

Carolina Peace Holiday Party
SUNDAY Dec 10th 5pm-7pm
Student Union, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
4201 N. Main St. Columbia, SC 29203
(Student Union is on Wildwood Ave, off N. Main just north of campus)
Campus map (Pick Columbia campus and look for “Student Union”): http://www.lr.edu/about/campusmap
Join us for Carolina Peace’s Holiday Party featuring food, live music and a slideshow presentation of Carolina Peace’s year in review.
FEATURING LIVE MUSIC with
Willie Lyles
Kevin McKinney
Jerry Cover and the New Campfire Singers

Free and open to the public.

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https://carolinapeace.org/support/donate/

Report Back from Palestine Wednesday Nov 15th 7PM at USC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Report Back from Palestine
WEDNESDAY Nov 15th 7PM

USC, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Room 320, 800 Sumter St. Columbia, SC
Panel discussion featuring Edie Garwood, Amnesty International Country Specialist for Israel/OPT/Palestine, and Dr. James Thomas who served with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in Hebron in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank this past summer.
Free and open to the public.
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Part of USC’s International Education Week  #IEWUofSC
Sponsored by  Carolina Peace Resource Center and Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of South Carolina

Free Islamic Art Documentary at Columbia Museum of Art Monday Nov 13th

 

 

 

 

MOVIE: Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World
with Steven Naifeh
MONDAY Nov 13th 6:30PM

Columbia Museum of Art
1515 Main St. Columbia, SC
This dazzling documentary, narrated by Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon, takes audiences on an epic journey across nine countries and over 1,400 years of history. It explores the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, from great ornamented palaces and the play of light in monumental mosques to the exquisite beauty of ceramics, carved boxes, paintings and metal work.  Introduction by renowned artist Stephen Naifeh.  Movie: 90 minutes long.  Followed by Q&A.  Free and open to the public.
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Sponsored by
Carolina Peace Resource Center
Columbia World Affairs Council
Columbia Museum of Art

Free Movie Occupation of the American Mind Thursday Nov 9th 7PM

MOVIE: Occupation of the American Mind
THURSDAY Nov 9th 7PM

Stavros Lecture Hall, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
1000 Wildwood Ave. (Wildwood & Mt. Vernon)
Columbia, SC 29203
Subtitled “Israel’s PR War in the United States”, this documentary takes an eye-opening look at why Israel’s policies towards Palestinians are accepted with US with little criticism.  Narrated by Roger Waters.
Followed by discussion with Josh Cooper of Jewish Voice for Peace.
Free and open to the public.
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PEACE FILM SERIES
Sponsored by
Carolina Peace Resource Center
Peace Studies, Lutheran Theological Seminary

 

Armistice Day Remembrance this Saturday Nov 11th

Carolina Peace is calling for church bells and alarms to ring on the “Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month” to remind all to observe two minutes of silence in Armistice Day remembrance, renewing an old tradition to recognize the human cost of war and solemnly reflect on the need for peace.

Armistice Day Remembrance
SATURDAY Nov 11th 11:00AM       Facebook Event
This year marks the centennial of US entry into WWI, a war that killed nearly 20 million,  including 116,516 American servicemen, among them over 2,000 from South Carolina and over 3000 from Georgia.  On the “Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month” the guns finally fell silent when the armistice negotiated to end the war began Nov 11th, 1918 at 11am.  Armistice Day was established to honor their sacrifice to win a “War to End All Wars” and as a peace holiday.  Continue reading “Armistice Day Remembrance this Saturday Nov 11th”

Deportations & Forced Migrations in Honduras Talk Wed Oct 18th

 

 

 

 

 

Deportations & Forced Migrations:
The View from Honduras
with Neesa
Medina
WEDNESDAY Oct 18th 7PM

Heyward Street United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
2501 Heyward St. Columbia, SC

Neesa Medina speaks on the impact of US foreign policy on Honduras. Since the 2009 military coup in Honduras, murders and attacks against Honduran human rights defenders have reached alarming levels. The U.S. continues to send tens of millions of dollars in aid to the Honduran police and military who have been involved in human rights abuses. In addition, the U.S. backs neoliberal projects that lead to displacement and migration.

Neesa Medina is a Honduran feminist sociologist and she currently works as a Security and Gender Analyst at CDM (Centro Derechos Mujeres/Center for Women’s Rights) in Honduras. At the national level, she has been active on the issues of violence against women, reproductive rights and women’s rights. She helped draft and present the Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and has testified as an expert on more than a dozen cases of women seeking asylum in the United States.

FREE and open to the public. Donations accepted in support of the speaking tour.

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Sponsored by
Carolina Peace Resource Center
Witness for Peace-Southeast

Free Movie “The Fog of War” Thursday Oct 12th 7PM

MOVIE: “The Fog of War”
THURSDAY Oct 12th 7PM
Stavros Lecture Hall, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
1000 Wildwood Ave (Wildwood & Mt. Vernon)
Columbia, SC 29203
Subtitled “Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara”, this
Oscar winning Best Documentary tells the story of America as seen through the eyes of former Secretary of Defense under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.  Interviews with McNamara illuminate  the questions of how much violence is justified in war,  what is the threat of nuclear war, and ultimately who was responsible at the top for the Vietnam war.  Running time: 1 hr 47 min
FREE and open to the public.
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Part of the Peace Film Series
Sponsored by
the Carolina Peace Resource Center and Peace Studies, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

Free Movie “The Day After Peace” Thursday Sept 21st

MOVIE: “The Day After Peace
THURSDAY Sept 21st 7PM

Stavros Lecture Hall, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
1000 Wildwood Ave. (Wildwood & Mt. Vernon)
Columbia, SC 29203
Join us on the International Day of Peace Sept 21st for a screening of the documentary “The Day after Peace” (2008). Synopsis: Against all the odds an individual manages to create an annual global ‘Peace Day‘; but can he inspire an actual ceasefire and silence the cynics by proving the day can actually save lives? A film by Jeremy Gilley featuring Jude Law, Kofi Annan, Angelina Jolie, Annie Lennox, the Dalai Lama, Jonny Lee Miller.  Running time: 1 hour 22 min.
FREE and open to the public.

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Sponsored by
the Carolina Peace Resource Center and Peace Studies, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

Peace Day at the Statehouse Sunday Sept 17th!

Carolina Peace hosts the 3rd Annual  Peace Day at the Statehouse  SUNDAY Sept 17th from 1pm to 4pm at the SC Statehouse grounds (Main & Gervais) featuring live music from CJ Mack & the PeaceMackers and the Columbia Community Drum Circle, activities for all ages including face painting, cornhole, “Summer of Love” theme photobooth.  Plus an organizational fair of groups working for peace, justice & the environment.

FREE!  Donations accepted.

1pm-2pm Columbia Community Drum Circle, 2pm CJ Mack & the PeaceMackers, ~2:45PM Group picture as giant peace sign.

ORGANIZATION FAIR
Participating groups…
Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) South Carolina
Gamecocks fro Peace
SC Progressive Network
Simple Justice Black Lives Matter
Faith Coalition on Gun Violence
Our Revolution South  Carolina
Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Columbia
Greater Columbia Action Together
Planned Parenthood
Indivisible Midlands
Progress South Carolina
Students for Justice in Palestine
Columbia Friends Meeting
SC Dharma Group
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia
Upstate Peace Network
Vegan Outreach

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED…

CONTACT David, david [a] carolinapeace.org

Peace Potluck/Monthly Meetings in August, September

Carolina Peace holds a monthly Peace Potluck & Meeting, which serves as the coordinating meeting for Carolina Peace’s Columbia, SC area activities, at the historic Modjeska Simkins House located at 2025 Marion St.  The next two are scheduled for…

SUNDAY Aug 27th 6PM (Dinner) 6:30PM Business Meeting

SUNDAY Sept 24th 6:30PM (Dinner) 7PM Business Meeting

 

 

 

 

Bring a vegetarian dish and share food and conversation.  Then hear updates on Carolina Peace’s work and learn about volunteering opportunities.  Come early for dinner or just drop in for the business meeting.

RSVP Requested:  david [a]  carolinapeace.org  or call/text 803-215-3263