Sharing the Journey Together: Celebrating World Refugee Day TUESDAY June 22nd 6:30PM to 8PM St. Andrews Lutheran Church 1416 Broad River Road Columbia, SC 29210 Outside event. Join us for an evening of cultural sharing and networking in celebration of World Refugee Day. Hear an update from Lutheran Services Carolinas about the expected increase of new refugees arriving in Columbia this summer and how you can get involved. Lutheran Services Carolinas is the agency that receives and resettles all new refugees in Columbia. Learn about the refugee experience and the cultures of refugee communities through sharing. Mask wearing and social distancing encouraged. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVP/Share on Facebook
Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center and Lutheran Services Carolinas. ____
CALL FOR CULTURAL CONTRIBUTIONS… There is still space in our program for cultural contributions that reflect the refugee experience and/or the culture of resettled refugee communities, including: • Personal Stories/ Storytelling • Poetry, your own or from others. • Songs/Musical Performance • Dance Performance or Teach us Your Dance! • Fashion show of traditional dress. • Due to Covid precautions, we are NOT asking for food contributions this year. • Anything else you think would be a good idea. Cultural sharings should last about 5 to 10 minutes to allow us to hear from many voices. Please share only as your are comfortable sharing with a public audience. CONTACT: David, firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call 803-215-3263.
END THE WAR IN YEMEN VIGIL MONDAY March 22nd 4:55PM-6:30PM SC Statehouse (Main & Gervais)
March 22nd marks six years of the war in Yemen, a war in which the US actively supported Saudi and Emirati military intervention until the Biden administration finally suspended that support. Former SC Governor and head of the Nobel Peace Prize winning World Food Programme David Beasley now warns as many as 400,000 Yemeni children will starve due to a man-made famine in Yemen. We call on the Biden administration and our elected leaders to act decisively now to END THE WAR IN YEMEN and END THE MAN-MADE FAMINE .
Arrive before 5pm if possible. Some signs provided. Please wear a mask and exercise social distancing. Media will be invited. We need your help getting the word out about Yemen. #YemenCantWait #EndtheWarinYemen #StoptheFamine
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.
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 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.
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.
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. Facebook Event Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center and the Columbia Friends Meeting (Quakers)
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…
RESERVE YOUR TICKET TODAY! 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
(Click link for 6:00PM to reserve ticket) SPREAD THE WORD: Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/2115010951946472/
Sponsored by the CarolinaPeace Resource Center and the Nickelodeon Theater