The Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) conducted interviews with politicians & military personnel to determine “lessons learned” from the war & occupation of Afghanistan. Now that these interviews have been published & widely dubbed the Afghanistan Papers, what lessons can peace activists learn to bring peace to Afghanistan, stop ongoing military interventions and prevent the destruction of future wars?
On Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM, come to the Order of St. Helena in North Augusta. The address is 414 Savannah Barony Drive, North Augusta, SC 29841.
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The image is a political cartoon from Signe Wilkinson.
No War on Iran Protest Vigil
WEDNESDAY Jan 8th 5PM-6:30PM
SC Statehouse (corner Main & Gervais)
Join us for a “No War on Iran” Protest Vigil held in response to rapid and disproportionate escalation and threats of war with Iran. Gather in front of the SC Statehouse for a sign line vigil, 1100 Gervais Street (corner of Main & Gervais). Some signs provided. Please no profanity. Media will be invited.
The recent assassination of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani via drone strike constituted a disproportionate and reckless escalation of a proxy war with Iran. Continue reading ““No War on Iran” Protest Vigil Wednesday Jan 8th at the SC Statehouse”
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The Carolina Peace Resource Center is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is a voice for peace and a resource for nonviolent organizing in South Carolina and beyond. We specialize in peace education, grassroots organizing and advocacy on the full continuum of peace, justice and environmental issues. We are an all-volunteer organization and operate on a shoestring budget we use wisely.
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Check out our CAROLINA PEACE YEAR IN REVIEW, 2019… (click Read More)
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ACTION ALERT: Act to Save Refugee Resettlement
The Trump administration has not announced further drastic cuts to the Refugee Resettlement program for FY 2020 yet, so there is still time to advocate against the cuts and for raising the refugee ceiling. Administration officials have been batting around numbers such as 10,000 or 15,000 a year (half the current 30,000) or even zero. Under the last year of the Obama administration almost 85,000 refugees were admitted; the historical average is 98,000/year. The Trump administration must consult with Congress before finalizing. Your voice is needed now! A few phone calls and letters add up when we act together.
5 ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE & RESOURCES…
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Peace Day at the Statehouse
SATURDAY Sept 21st 9AM-Noon
Unfortunately, we weren’t able to line up enough things to make Peace Day at the Statehouse a success this year, so the event is canceled. We will try again next year. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage people to attend the Climate Strike at the SC Statehouse Friday Sept 20th 5:30PM-7PM instead.
Remembering Hiroshima, Preventing Nuclear War:
An Educational Experience
SUNDAY Aug 4th, 2PM-4PM
The State Museum, Gervais Room (2nd Floor by Main Staircase)
301 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 29201
Join us for the 29th Annual Hiroshima Vigil/Remembrance in Columbia, SC. This year we’ll feature an interactive exhibit featuring storytelling, arts and craft making (peace cranes, lanterns), video and more remembering the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and highlighting efforts to prevent nuclear war. Drop in!
Free and open to the public. $1 Admission to the rest of The State Museum.
Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center and the Columbia Friends Meeting (Quakers)
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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MOVIE: El Norte
WEDNESDAY April 24th 6PM
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
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SPREAD THE WORD: Facebook Event
Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center and the Nickelodeon Theater
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.
Sponsored by Witness for Peace Southeast, Project South, Palmetto Luna Arts, Cano Law LLC and the Carolina Peace Resource Center
See also “Central American Asylum-Seeker Crisis” Panel Discussion WEDNESDAY April 3rd 4PM-5PM at USC, Gambrell Hall, Room 431
The Central American Asylum-Seeker Crisis
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
See also Learning Circle, Focus Honduras TUESDAY April 2nd 7:30PM