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 8, 5 pm – Mideast Peace Committee Meeting

Hour-long organizing meeting on Palestine/Israel. With the recent UN Security Council vote condemning illegal Israeli settlements, and Trump’s evident rightward shift, it is time to get organized and vocal for peace based on justice for Palestinians and Israelis. Come early for the meeting, stay for the Carolina Peace potluck at 6PM afterwards: Continue reading “Columbia, Jan 8, 5 pm – Mideast Peace Committee 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”

Peace in Colombia? South Carolina Hosts Marcia Mejía Chirimia

61-marciaMarcia Mejía Chirimia is a human rights defender and an indigenous Nonam leader from the community of Santa Rosa de Guyacán in Colombia. She is scheduled to make two presentations on the peace process in Colombia with an emphasis on how women, indigenous, and other marginalized communities are impacted on Thursday, October 6.

The first is at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC at 10 AM in Owens Hall, Room G-01. This page provides directions. Owens Hall is Building 18 on this map. RSVP & Share on Facebook.

The second is at 6pm at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC in Gambrell Hall, Room 246. Your best option for parking if off of Pendleton Street. RSVP & Share on Facebook.

Admission for both events is free and open to the public. Q & A follows the presentations.