“Waging Peace: Muslim and Christian Alternatives” is a documentary that explores threads of peacemaking in both Muslim and Christian traditions through the years. It includes stories of how people in these faith groups are working to overcome mistrust, hatred and violence by working to understand each other.
Will Georgia End the Drug War? State Senator Harold Jones on Cannabis in the Latest Legislative Session
The Georgia State Senator from District 22 in Augusta, Harold Jones, introduced SB 254 in the 2015-16 legislative session. This bill would have changed simple cannabis possession from a felony to a misdemeanor. Other proposed legislation would have facilitated the use of medical cannabis. Hear his assessment of Georgia’s readiness to end the drug war. Continue reading “Will Georgia End the Drug War? Augusta, May 18”
The following text is a statement from the CSRA Peace Alliance. It was submitted on December 18, 2015 to the Augusta Chronicle.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued an Executive Order on November 16, 2015 directing all state agencies to halt “any involvement in accepting refugees from Syria.” The United States wishes to build coalitions with other nations to ensure its security and promote democratic values like freedom, personal responsibility and family values. Yet we in Georgia don’t want to help others do the same? Continue reading “Georgia Governor Deal Should Cease Discriminating Against Syrian Refugees”
We encourage you to purchase a copy from The Book Tavern (call 706-826-1940 ASAP) and pass it on to a friend or relative after the event. You may be able to get a copy through the Georgia public library PINES system, but you must request one right away if you hope to receive it in time for the event.
Please join us for a reflective vigil remembering the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb. Let us work for nuclear disarmament to ensure that the atomic horror is never repeated. Features poster display, short film & panel discussion on importance of peace with Iran.
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 6 pm
Location: Allgood Hall E157, Summerville Campus, Georgia Regents University, Walton Way, Augusta
Augusta resident Lorraine Barlett participated in the Code Pink Peace Delegation to Cuba from February 8 – 15. The delegation’s members met with Cuban government officials, health workers, artists, activists and the Cuban 5. Hear from Lorraine about the future of US-Cuban relations and the implications for global peace.
Lorraine Barlett was born in 1958 in Memphis, TN, and has a BA in the History of Religion from Rhodes College and Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis School Law. She has served in the military for over 27 years, joining the US Army’s Judge Advocate General Corp. After three overseas tours and deployment to Sarajevo, Bosnia in 1999 she resigned from the Regular Army and entered the Reserves. In October 2001 she was recalled to active duty and since 9/11 has held numerous assignments including three at the U.S. Army Signal Center, where she served from 2009-10 with the 7th Signal Command. Her final assignment was as a defense attorney with the Office of the Chief Defense Counsel (OCDC), Office of Military Commissions (OMC), in Washington D.C. where she represented a Guantanamo detainee. She retired as Lieutenant Colonel in August 2012, and has returned to private practice in Augusta, Georgia, where she continues to speak out on behalf of Guantanamo detainees, on human rights issues relating to cyber and drone warfare, and against the creeping militarism which now pervades our society. As an attorney she also advocates for disabled veterans and the homeless, and fights predatory lending practices.
Allgood Hall is in the southwest corner of the Summerville Campus. From Walton Way, turn south on Arsenal Ave and then left (East) on Rains Rd. Either of the two parking lots on the left is available and close to Allgood Hall. This map illustrates the route to the building.
Mr. Ajamu Baraka is scheduled to present “Peoples in Resistance from Ferguson to Palestine: A Report Back” on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 3pm at Paine College in the Gandy Richardson Lecture Hall located in the Haygood Holsey Building, Second Floor, Room 210. The event is free and open to the public.
If you are driving, enter through the security gate at Druid Park Ave. [updated Dec 10 11:50 am]
Mr. Baraka just returned from Palestine as a member of the “African Heritage” delegation which spent two weeks in Palestine between October 27 and early November. Join Ajamu Baraka as he shares his observations and experiences, including the attack on the delegation by the Israeli army in the village of Bil`in.
Sponsors include the Interfaith Peace Builders, Atlanta Public Sector Alliance, Moving the Center, WRFG 89.3 FM Atlanta, Black Agenda Report, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, the Georgia Green Party and the CSRA Peace Alliance in conjunction with The John Henrik Clarke Society. For more information contact M. Hutcherson PhD 706.821.8266 or Denice Traina 706.951.2413.