2013 Year in Review

• Tabling at NAACP’s MLK Day at the Statehouse (Jan) and at Olympia Fest (April)
• “MLK: A Call to Conscience” Tavis Smiley special screening with SC Progressive Network
• “The Suffering Grasses” screening which raised $500 for Syrian refugee relief (February)
• Lobbying Training with David Culp of FCNL (February)
• Hosted “Report Back from Gaza” with Michael Brown of Interfaith Peacebuilders (February)
• Supported “Stop Gun Violence” Rally at Statehouse organized by Moms Demand Action-SC
• Marked Ten Years after the start of the Iraq war, March 20th
• “Two Years After Fukushima” panel at USC Green Quad featuring Dr. Jeff Patterson, President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Dr. Timothy Mousseau and Mary Olson of NIRS (March)
• “Mother’s Day for Peace” Dinner at Modjeska Simkins House (May)
• Sign-making and support for March Against Monsanto, May 24th; Carolina Peace president David Matos garnered TV coverage speaking at the rally.
• Sign-making for “10,000 Hoodies March” & petitioning for repeal of SC’s Stand Your Ground law Michael Berg Reunion Party & Peace Potluck (July)
• Co-sponsored Hiroshima Day vigil with Columbia Friends (Quakers) (Aug)
• Talk with Lorraine Barlett, retired Army Lt. Col. and JAG representing a Guantanamo detainee
• No War on Syria Rally in 5 Points, Aug 31st covered by WIS, WACH, WLTX and the State paper.
• “5 Broken Cameras” Oscar-nominated documentary screenings in Columbia, Charleston and Aiken
• International Day of Peace Sept 21st Peace March from USC to the Statehouse
• Organizing March Against Monsanto World Food Day event at Statehouse for GMO Free Columbia
• Organizing the Upstate Peace Network, a local chapter of Carolina Peace in the Upstate.
• Monitoring “Christians United for Israel” event at Coastal Carolina hosting Rep Tom Rice (SC-7, R)
• Repeal Stand Your Ground-SC campaign in collaboration with Project NAS (Not Another Statistic )
• LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! Launched new Facebook page, www.facebook.com/carolinapeace.org
• ACTION ALERTS on cutting the Pentagon budget, opposing military intervention in Iran or Syria, opposing interim nuclear waste storage at SRS and supporting better solar regulations in SC.
• Ongoing Women in Black peace vigil at the Statehouse every Wednesday since 2002.