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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Augusta, GA Opposes USA Intervention in Venezuela

The Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) Peace Alliance, based in Augusta, Georgia, has issued the following statement regarding Venezuela:

The Central Savannah River Area Peace Alliance rejects United States intervention in Venezuela and condemns the 20 year long history of US intervention there under 4 successive US Presidents. It calls on the government of the United States to lift economic sanctions against Venezuela, cease aid to opposition groups, rescind its recognition of Juan Guaidó and comply with the Venezuelan government’s request to withdraw the U.S. diplomatic personnel.

Recognizing that there is considerable political turmoil in Venezuela, the CSRA Peace Alliance doesn’t take a position regarding the internal conflicts there.

 

ACTION ALERT: Vote to End War in Yemen in US Senate this Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week the US Senate will debate and vote on a War Powers resolution calling for the withdrawal of the US military from the civil war in Yemen. Join us for a #StoptheWarinYemen Protest Vigil  in front of the SC Statehouse (Main & Gervais) from 5pm-6:30pm on Monday Dec 3rd. Media will be invited. Some signs provided. No profanity or partisan signs please.

Please ALSO…
CALL YOUR SENATORS and urge them to end the war in Yemen and vote for Senate Joint Resolution 54 Sanders-Lee withdrawing US forces from the civil war in Yemen.
Senator Lindsey Graham DC # (202) 224-5972
(Voted to bring SJRes 54 to the floor of the Senate for a vote… thank him & urge him to vote for SJRes 54)
Senator Tim Scott DC # (202) 224-6121
(Voted against bringing SJRes 54 to the floor of the Senate for a vote… express your disappointment; urge him to vote for SJRes 54)
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Armistice Centennial commemoration Sunday Nov 11th

 

 

 

Armistice Centennial
Commemoration
SUNDAY Nov 11th 3PM

Memorial Park
700 Hampton St. Columbia, SC 29201

Join us for a short solemn vigil marking the centennial of the armistice ending WWI. We will remember the millions of soldiers and civilians who died in WWI, including approximately 116,000 US servicemen with a special focus on the over three thousand South Carolinians who made the ultimate sacrifice.  We will renew the tradition of Armistice Day with a moment of silence in their honor and by reflecting on the need for world peace, a tradition that can be reincorporated into marking Veterans Day.  #reclaimarmisticeday

Facebook Event

Sponsored by Carolina Peace Resource Center, Episcopal Peace Fellowship of Upper Diocese of SC

The World War I Centennial Commission has also called for the ringing of bells… “Bells of Peace”… at 11AM on Nov 11th as well.

Free Screening of Kubrick’s “Paths of Glory” Tuesday Oct 30th

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOVIE: Paths of Glory
TUESDAY Oct 30th 7PM
Stavros Lecture Hall, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
1000 Wildwood Ave Columbia, SC 29203
(off North Main)
Join us for a free screening of Stanley Kubrick’s acclaimed 1957 anti-war film “Paths of Glory” on Tuesday Oct 30th 6:30PM at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary’s Stavros Lecture Hall located at 1000 Wildwood Ave. Columbia, SC 29203. Based on Humphrey Cobb’s book of the same name, the movie follows the consequences of French soldiers who refuse orders to make a suicidal attack into no man’s land during WWI. Starring Kirk Douglas. Running time 1 hour 28 minutes. Followed by discussion.
Facebook event
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center and the Episcopal Peace Fellowship of the Upper Diocese of SC