Medea Benjamin Talks in Greenville, Spartanburg & Rock Hill

Due to weather and travel issues, the Medea Benjamin talks in Charleston (Wednesday Jan 29th) and Columbia (Thursday Jan 30th)  have been canceled. I apologize for any inconvenience; Medea has given us a raincheck to come again to Columbia and Charleston to speak.  Thank you for your patience.

 

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace and Global Exchange, and author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control speaks in Greenville, Rock Hill, Columbia and Charleston. A prominent peace & social justice activist she will speak on peace issues from drones to Syria to Iran sanctions to gun violence here at home.

Full Bio Here:  http://www.codepink.org/article.php?id=51

Share this: http://bit.ly/MedeainSC

South Carolina Speaking Tour

GREENVILLE, SC

MONDAY Jan 27th, 6PM [CORRECT TIME]

Coffee Underground, 1. E. Coffee St. Greenville, SC

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/668051359905391/

Co-sponsored by the Upstate Peace Network

SPARTANBURG, SC

Meet the Author: Lunch with Medea Benjamin

TUESDAY Jan 28th, 11:45AM-1:45PM

Delaney’s Irish Pub

117 W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306

An informal speaking engagement with Medea Benjamin, author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.

Wearing PINK optional.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/624871757580791/


ROCK HILL, SC

TUESDAY Jan 28th, 7PM

Winthrop University, DiGiorgio Campus Center-Dina’s Place

269 DiGiorgio Center, Rock Hill, SC 29733

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/783144228369088/


CANCELED CHARLESTON, SC

WEDNESDAY Jan 29th, 7PM

Unitarian Church in Charleston

4 Archdale St. Charleston, SC 29401

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/530684480362590/


CANCELED COLUMBIA, SC

THURSDAY Jan 30th, 7PM

Coker Life Sciences Building, Room 005 (CONFIRMED)

715 Sumter St. Columbia, SC 29225

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/325473127593776/

Co-sponsored by Amnesty International USC


Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center

Due to weather and travel issues, the Medea Benjamin talks in Charleston (Wednesday Jan 29th) and Columbia (Thursday Jan 30th)  have been canceled. I apologize for any inconvenience; Medea has given us a raincheck to come again to Columbia and Charleston to speak.  Thank you for your patience.

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace and Global Exchange, and author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control speaks in Greenville, Rock Hill, Columbia and Charleston. A prominent peace & social justice activist she will speak on peace issues from drones to Syria to Iran sanctions to gun violence here at home.

Full Bio Here:  http://www.codepink.org/article.php?id=51

Share this: http://bit.ly/MedeainSC

South Carolina Speaking Tour

GREENVILLE, SC

MONDAY Jan 27th, 6PM [CORRECT TIME]

Coffee Underground, 1. E. Coffee St. Greenville, SC

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/668051359905391/

Co-sponsored by the Upstate Peace Network

SPARTANBURG, SC

Meet the Author: Lunch with Medea Benjamin

TUESDAY Jan 28th, 11:45AM-1:45PM

Delaney’s Irish Pub

117 W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306

An informal speaking engagement with Medea Benjamin, author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.

Wearing PINK optional.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/624871757580791/


ROCK HILL, SC

TUESDAY Jan 28th, 7PM

Winthrop University, DiGiorgio Campus Center-Dina’s Place

269 DiGiorgio Center, Rock Hill, SC 29733

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/783144228369088/


CANCELED CHARLESTON, SC

WEDNESDAY Jan 29th, 7PM

Unitarian Church in Charleston

4 Archdale St. Charleston, SC 29401

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/530684480362590/


CANCELED COLUMBIA, SC

THURSDAY Jan 30th, 7PM

Coker Life Sciences Building, Room 005 (CONFIRMED)

715 Sumter St. Columbia, SC 29225

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/325473127593776/

Co-sponsored by Amnesty International USC


Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center

 

 

Copies of Medea Benjamin’s book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control will be available for sale & signing at most venues.

CONTACT Carolina Peace for more information, opportunities to meet Medea Benjamin and media availability.

david @ carolinapeace.org / 803  215 3263

FULL BIO:

Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. Benjamin is the author of eight books. Her latest book is  Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, and she has been campaigning to stop the use of killer drones. Her direct questioning of President Obama during his 2013 foreign policy address, as well as her recent trips to Pakistan and Yemen, helped shine a light on the innocent people killed by US drone strikes.

Benjamin has been an advocate for social justice for more than 30 years. Described as “one of America’s most committed — and most effective — fighters for human rights” by New York Newsday, and “one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement” by the Los Angeles Times, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide. In 2010 she received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the 2012 Peace Prize by the US Peace Memorial. She is a former economist and nutritionist with the United Nations and World Health Organization.

Donate to Syrian Refugee Relief

Carolina Peace Resource Center, Aiken Peace raise $1,500 for Syrian Refugee Relief at benefits with photojournalist Thomas Hammond

We are humbled and gratified to announce that, through your generosity, the Carolina Peace Resource Center and Aiken Peace raised nearly $1,500 for Syrian Refugee Relief at benefits in Columbia (Thursday Feb 27th) and Aiken (Tuesday Feb 25th) proceeds going to the Syrian-American Medical Society, the Al Salam School, and the Maram Foundation. We will be able to cut checks for $500 to each of these worthy charities.  But it’s not too late to sweeten those checks and increase our impact: help make a real difference by donating. Details below.

SPECIAL THANKS to Thomas Hammond, Al-Amir on Main for donation food, Conundrum Music Hall, Tom Law, Manar S., Danya Naifeh, Wes Joiner and Zach Jones, Nyna Dalbec, Michelle Hutchinson, Paul Palmer and everyone who helped.

Photo by Thomas Hammond An unfinished concrete building in Reyhanli, Turkey housing five familes of Syrian refugees, 32 people in all.

MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TODAY!

DONATE ONLINE VIA PAYPAL:

Click on the PayPal button at the right/top of  the page or click here.

IMPORTANT: Remember to click on “Special Instructions” and note “for Syrian refugee relief” before submitting your payment.

OR

MAIL DONATIONS:

Make your tax-deductible check payable to “Carolina Peace Resource Center” and note for “Syrian Refugee Relief”

Mail to: Carolina Peace Resource Center, P.O. Box 7933, Columbia, SC  29202

SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS: http://bit.ly/syriarelief

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MORE INFO & DONATE DIRECTLY TO CHARITIES…

Carolina Peace Resource Center, Aiken Peace raise $1,500 for Syrian Refugee Relief at benefits with photojournalist Thomas Hammond.

We are humbled and gratified to announce that, through your generosity, the Carolina Peace Resource Center and Aiken Peace raised nearly $1,500 for Syrian Refugee Relief at benefits in Columbia (Thursday Feb 27th) and Aiken (Tuesday Feb 25th) proceeds going to the Syrian-American Medical Society, the Al Salam School, and the Maram Foundation. We will be able to cut checks for $500 to each of these worthy charities.  But it’s not too late to sweeten those checks and increase our impact: help make a real difference by donating. Details below.

SPECIAL THANKS to Thomas Hammond, Al-Amir on Main for donation food, Conundrum Music Hall, Tom Law, Manar S., Danya Naifeh, Wes Joiner and Zach Jones, Nyna Dalbec, Michelle Hutchinson, Paul Palmer and everyone who helped.

Photo by Thomas Hammond An unfinished concrete building in Reyhanli, Turkey housing five familes of Syrian refugees, 32 people in all.

MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TODAY!

DONATE ONLINE VIA PAYPAL: Click on the PayPal button at the right/top of the page or click here.

IMPORTANT: Remember to click on “Special Instructions” and note “for Syrian refugee relief” before submitting your payment.

OR

MAIL DONATIONS:

Make your tax-deductible check payable to “Carolina Peace Resource Center” and note for “Syrian Refugee Relief”

Mail to: Carolina Peace Resource Center, P.O. Box 7933, Columbia, SC  29202

SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS: http://bit.ly/syriarelief

____

MORE INFO & DONATE DIRECTLY TO CHARITIES…

 

CONTACT US: If you would like to help raise awareness or raise money locally (South Carolina area) for Syrian refugee relief, contact our Syrian Refugee Relief volunteers, Manar (manar @ carolinapeace.org) and Thomas (Thomas @ carolinapeace.org).

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Thomas Hammond’s “Postcards from Syria” in Columbia’s Free-Times: www.free-times.com/cover/112013-postcards-from-syria

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EARLIER WINTER APPEAL: Donate to Syrian Refugee Relief: Winter Appeal

As winter bears down on over two million refugees from the Syrian civil war, Carolina Peace is making a special call for year end donations for Syrian refugee relief.  Carolina Peace will bundle donations and direct them to four reputable charities doing some of the best work:

Syrian-American Medical Society http://sams-usa.net/

Karam Foundation http://karamfoundation.com/

Syrian Orphans http://www.syrianorphans.org/

Maram Foundation http://maramfoundation.org/

DONATE DIRECTLY TO CHARITIES: If you would prefer to donate directly to charities doing some of the best work, here is a list of charities vetted by our Syria relief volunteers:

Karam Foundation http://karamfoundation.com/

 

Syria Relief http://www.syriarelief.org.uk/syriarelief/

 

Maram Foundation http://maramfoundation.org/

 

NuDay Syria http://www.nudaysyria.net/home.html

 

Hand in Hand for Syria http://handinhandforsyria.org.uk/

 

Free Syria Foundation http://www.free-syria-foundation.org/

 

Palmyra Relief http://palmyrarelief.org/

 

Syrian American Medical Society http://sams-usa.net/

 

Human Care Syria http://www.humancaresyria.org/

 

The Amal Project http://theamalproject.com/

 

Al Seeraj http://alseeraj.org/en/

 

Watan http://www.watansyria.org/en/

 

Syrian Orphans http://www.syrianorphans.org/

 

Sawa For Syria https://www.facebook.com/Sawa.4.Syria

 

Basmeh and Zeitouneh https://www.facebook.com/pages/%D8%A8%D8%B3%D9%85%D8%A9-

%D9%88%D8%B2%D9%8A%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%86%D8%A9-Basmeh-Zeitooneh/607188292628342

(in Arabic)

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