4th Annual Peace Day at the Statehouse
SATURDAY Sept 22nd 11AM-2:30PM
SC Statehouse Grounds (Main & Gervais)
Join us for Peace Day at the Statehouse, a festival style event in celebration of the International Day of Peace featuring live music from Jahson & the Natty Vibez, the Columbia Community Drum Circle, Kevin McKinney, the Dances of Universal Peace, spoken word with Mama G, activities for all ages, and an organization fair of groups working for peace, justice and the environment. 3+ Hours of Peace, Love & Music. #peaceday
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Schedule (Subject to Change)
11AM Columbia Community Drum Circle
12PM Jahson & the Natty Vibez (1st set)
12:30PM Peace Sign Photo, Dances of Universal Peace, Learn to Dabke
1PM Kevin McKinney (1st set), Spoken Word with Mama G.
1:30PM Jahson & the Natty Vibez (2nd set)
2PM Kevin McKinney (2nd set)
ORGANIZATION FAIR (Confirmed Participating Groups): Alternatives to Violence Project(AVP)-SC, Columbia Friends Meeting (Quakers), Faith Coalition on Gun Violence (FCGV), Food Not Bombs, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary-Peace Studies, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense-SC, OFA Central Midlands, SC Poor People’s Campaign, SC Progressive Network, Students for Justice in Palestine-USC, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, Vegan Outreach, and the WG Sanders Middle School Montessori Program.
Hiroshima In Our Hearts: Moving Beyond the Bomb
SUNDAY Aug 5th 2pm-4pm
SC State Museum, Gervais Room
301 Gervais St. Columbia, SC
Join us for the 28th Annual Hiroshima Vigil in Columbia, SC… “Hiroshima In Our Hearts: Moving Beyond the Bomb” is a special observance, remembrance and a vigil to acknowledge the horror of nuclear weapons and the need for nuclear disarmament. We will will remember the destruction caused by nuclear weapons, celebrate community, and pledge to walk together in peace with music, spoken word, creation of a mandala, origami, and reflections.
FREE and open to the public. RSVP/Share on Facebook
Columbia Friends Meeting (Quakers)
Carolina Peace Resource Center
MOVIE: Jerusalem, the East Side Story
TUESDAY March 27th 7PM
Stavros Lecture Hall, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
1000 Wildwood Ave (off NorthMain, at Wildwood & Mt. Vernon)
Columbia, SC 29203
Mohammad Alatar’s hour-long 2008 documentary describes the effects of Israeli control of Jerusalem for its Palestinian residents. Followed by discussion, including how the Trump’s administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel hurts prospects for peace.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center
MOVIE: Brother Outsider, the Life of Bayard Rustin
TUESDAY Feb 27th 7PM
Reformation Lutheran Church,
1118 Union St. Columbia, SC 29201
Acclaimed documentary “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin” chronicles the contributions of peace and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin who, as an openly gay African-American man, was pushed into the shadows and written out of history. Followed by brief discussion. Running time: 1 hour 23 minutes. FREE. Doors open 6:45PM. Facebook Event
Sponsored by Reformation Lutheran Church and the Carolina Peace Resource Center
Update: Listen to a recording of the event in two parts: Reality Winner & Endless War.
Dissent During Endless War
a public presentation by Kevin Gosztola
Kevin Gosztola will address issues of the military industrial-complex under Donald Trump’s administration and the lack of antiwar resistance. He will also provide an update and introduction to the case of Reality Winner.
Monday, Feb 26, 600 Broad St, Augusta, GA, 7 PM
Kevin Gosztola is a writer and managing editor for Shadowproof. He co-hosts a weekly podcast called “Unauthorized Disclosure.” He covered Chelsea Manning’s trial extensively and co-wrote a book on early proceedings in Manning’s case called The US v. Private Manning. He published a daily column for Firedoglake called “The Dissenter” from 2011-2015, which continues at Shadowproof. He is in Augusta to report on the federal government’s prosecution of Reality Winner, whom the government accuses of violating the Espionage Act by mailing a classified document to a news outlet. He is based in Chicago, Illinois.
Free and open to the public. The location is the former Chamber of Commerce Building, located in the median of Broad St.
SPONSORED BY Central Savannah River Area Peace Alliance
Pass the #DREAMActNow / #No Wall
TUESDAY Jan 30th 5PM-7PM
SC Statehouse, 1100 Gervais St.
Join us for a rally to push Congress to pass the #DreamActNow, putting legal protections into law for DREAMers, the 800,000 young undocumented Americans who received protection under the DACA program until the Trump administration ended it. We will also demand #NoWall, opposing Trump’s misguided plan to waste $18 billion of taxpayer money.
Sign line vigil from 5pm-6pm. Speakers after 6pm.
Bring a sign, some provided. No profanity or highly partisan messages please.
Spread the word! #DREAMActNow #NoWall
Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center
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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
Jerry Cover and the New Campfire Singers
Free and open to the public.
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