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.

Facebook Event

Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center

50 Years Ago: Dr King’s “Beyond Vietnam” Speech Called Out Racism, Materialism and Militarism

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s Beyond Vietnam speech, delivered April 4, 1967. A passionate defense of nonviolence, King called out his own government as the “greatest purveyor of violence in the world,” condemning the Vietnam war, a war that was consuming resources needed to remedy poverty and injustice a home. King went “Beyond Vietnam” and warned we would be rallying behind similar causes for a generation unless we correctly diagnosed America’s problem.  King called for a revolution in values in America from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society that valued human beings above material gain.  Here are some resources to learn more: Continue reading “50 Years Ago: Dr King’s “Beyond Vietnam” Speech Called Out Racism, Materialism and Militarism”

Columbia, Jan 8, 6 pm: Peace Potluck & meeting

Carolina Peace’s First Meeting of 2017! Bring a labeled vegetarian dish (if you can) and share food and conversation as organize for peace & justice. Build relationships, community and power for change. Sunday, January 8. Dinner at 6PM. Business Meeting at 6:30PM. Continue reading “Columbia, Jan 8, 6 pm: Peace Potluck & meeting”

Columbia, Jan 12: Building the Beloved Community

Updated January 17, 2017: See some pictures.

Building the Beloved Community: The Relevance of King and Gandhi in a Time of Oligarchy, Trump & Pence
with Kevin Martin and George Friday

Talk/Strategy Discussion at the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House, 2025 Marion St, Columbia, SC. Thursday, January 12, 7 pm – 9 pm. (Facebook RSVP & Share) Continue reading “Columbia, Jan 12: Building the Beloved Community”

Augusta, Tue, Jan 10, 6 pm, Screening “We Are Many”

The Central Savannah River Area Peace Alliance is holding a free public screening of the documentary We Are Many. The venue is the Headquarters Library, Room A, 823 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA on Tuesday, January 10, at 6:00 pm.

On February 15th, 2003, up to 30 million people, many of whom had never demonstrated before in their lives, came out in nearly 800 cities around the world to protest against the impending Iraq War. The New York Times called this movement the “Second Superpower”.

How did this day come about? Who organized it? And was it, as many people claimed, a total failure?

This fearless, thought-provoking documentary is the remarkable inside story behind the first ever global demonstration, and its surprising and unreported legacy. The film features testimony from a unique cast of direct participants, including organizers, activists, high-profile figures, and of course the public, filmed in seven countries – Italy, Spain, Egypt, Sweden, Australia, UK, and the USA.

Extraordinary testimony from activists in Egypt reveals how on the eve of the invasion of Iraq, the global anti-war protests inspired those in Tahrir Square to go on to engage in the massive democratic movement that ultimately led to the Arab Spring. In the UK, the government was defeated over the proposed invasion of Syria, a historic event that might not have transpired without the legacy of those demonstrations a decade ago.

The star-studded list of contributors includes Danny Glover, actor Mark Rylance, film director Ken Loach, Prof. Noam Chomsky, musicians Brian Eno and Damon Albarn, writer and Vietnam Vet Ron Kovic (author of ‘Born on the 4th of July’), Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Branson and Colin Powell’s former Chief of Staff Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, amongst others.

This bold documentary by Amir Amirani charts the birth and growth of the new people power movement, now sweeping the world, taking us up to the Arab Spring and Syria, a little over 10 years after that historic day.

Fall 2018 Internships with Carolina Peace

The Carolina Peace Resource Center is offering Spring 2018 Organizing Internships. Interested in learning all the angles of an activist non-profit organization?  Want to work on cutting the military budget, mideast peace or nuclear issues?  Do you have a passion for non-violent social change?  Then this internship is for you.  USC Students can earn 3 credit hours for a semester-long internship.  We are specifically looking for interns to work on Peace Issue, Environmental issues and Social Justice issues.  Carolina Peace offers internships in the Fall and Spring. Continue reading “Fall 2018 Internships with Carolina Peace”

Hiroshima Vigil, Columbia, SC, Aug 6, 7 pm

On August 6, 2016, the 71st anniversary of the detonation of the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima, attend a peace vigil at 7:00 PM at Columbia Friends Meeting, 120 Pisgah Church Road, Columbia, SC 29203. We are planting a peace pole. This event is open to the public. It is a free interfaith memorial. Prayers from faith groups over the city have been asked to contribute. Anyone with an interest should call (803) 237-2656 or contact Harry Rogers at harryrogers “at” carolinapeace.org

Every time we take a peaceful step, the world changes.

“My Name is Rachel Corrie” Plays in Columbia, Charleston & Charlotte

“My Name is Rachel Corrie” Play

SATURDAY Oct 25th, 7PM

Conundrum Music Hall

626 Meeting St. West Columbia, SC

Carolina Peace hosts the acclaimed one-person play “My Name is Rachel Corrie” starring Ashley Malloy.  Based on Corrie’s own writings, the play follows her maturing as a precocious and idealist adolescent through her finding her voice as a peace activist and traveling to Gaza.

 

Sliding Scale, $10-15 at door.

Advance tickets with reserve seating: $12. Use Paypal “Donate” button on right & include note ->

Proceeds benefit the Freedom Theatre in the West Bank. Watch the documentary Arna’s Children to learn about the Freedom Theatre.

RSVP/Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/394204090726653/

 

Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center

 

ALSO PLAYING in Charleston & Charlotte, NC (CLICK READ MORE FOR DETAILS) with proceeds benefiting The Freedom Theatre

 

“My Name is Rachel Corrie” Play

SATURDAY Oct 25th, 7PM

Conundrum Music Hall

626 Meeting St. West Columbia, SC

Carolina Peace hosts the acclaimed one-person play “My Name is Rachel Corrie” starring Ashley Malloy.  Based on Corrie’s own writings, the play follows her maturing as a precocious and idealist adolescent through her finding her voice as a peace activist and traveling to Gaza.

 

Sliding Scale, $10-15 at door.

Advance tickets with reserve seating: $12. Use Paypal “Donate” button on right & include note ->

Proceeds benefit the Freedom Theatre in the West Bank. Watch the documentary Arna’s Children to learn about the Freedom Theatre.

RSVP/Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/394204090726653/

 

Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center

 

ALSO PLAYING in Charleston & Charlotte, NC (CLICK READ MORE FOR DETAILS) with proceeds benefiting The Freedom Theatre

 


“My Name is Rachel Corrie”

SUNDAY Oct 26th, 2PM

International Longshoreman Association Hall, Auditorium

1142 Morrison Dr. Charleston, SC 29403

Sliding Scale, $10-15 at door.

Sponsored by Lowcountry Peace, a local chapter of the Carolina Peace Resource Center.

 

RSVP/Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/701181786640866/

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“My Name is Rachel Corrie”

FRIDAY Oct 24th, 7PM [NEW TIME]

UNC-Charlotte, McKnight Hall

“Pay what you can” at the door.

Proceeds benefit the Freedom Theatre.

Sponsored by the Palestinian American Cultural Center

RSVP/Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1550359358512248/

 

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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.