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

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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.
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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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

4th Annual Peace Day at the Statehouse Saturday Sept 22nd

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

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

Sponsored by
Columbia Friends Meeting (Quakers)
Carolina Peace Resource Center

Jerusalem East Side Story Movie & Discussion Tuesday March 27th 7PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center

Brother Outsider Documentary Tuesday Feb 27th 7PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Pass the #DREAMActNow Rally at the SC Statehouse Tuesday Jan 30th

Pass the #DREAMActNow / #No Wall
RALLY
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
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Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center

Support Carolina Peace’s Work for Peace & Justice into 2018

Donate to Carolina Peace and support our work for peace & justice into 2018.   Our 2017 Year in Review will give you a good glimpse of the kind of work we do.  We rely on volunteer labor and individual donations to carry forward grassroots, nonviolence-oriented organizing on peace, justice and environmental concerns.  Volunter, donate, become a member, take action.  The Carolina Peace Resource Center is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and your donation is tax deductible.   You may donate via mail & check or via Paypal here on our website.  Learn more here: https://carolinapeace.org/support/donate/

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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Become a member/donate to Carolina Peace:
https://carolinapeace.org/support/donate/