Update: Listen to a recording of the event in two parts: Reality Winner & Endless War.
Dissent During Endless War
a public presentation by Kevin Gosztola
Kevin Gosztola will address issues of the military industrial-complex under Donald Trump’s administration and the lack of antiwar resistance. He will also provide an update and introduction to the case of Reality Winner.
Monday, Feb 26, 600 Broad St, Augusta, GA, 7 PM
Kevin Gosztola is a writer and managing editor for Shadowproof. He co-hosts a weekly podcast called “Unauthorized Disclosure.” He covered Chelsea Manning’s trial extensively and co-wrote a book on early proceedings in Manning’s case called The US v. Private Manning. He published a daily column for Firedoglake called “The Dissenter” from 2011-2015, which continues at Shadowproof. He is in Augusta to report on the federal government’s prosecution of Reality Winner, whom the government accuses of violating the Espionage Act by mailing a classified document to a news outlet. He is based in Chicago, Illinois.
Free and open to the public. The location is the former Chamber of Commerce Building, located in the median of Broad St.
SPONSORED BY Central Savannah River Area Peace Alliance
Join us next Sunday August 6th in remembering #Hiroshima and renewing our commitment to work toward a more peaceful world where nuclear weapons will never be used again. Featuring music, poetry, dance, and children’s activities including making origami peace cranes. 2:30pm-4:30pm at Edventure’s Canal Room, 211 Gervais St. FREE.
Sponsored by Carolina Peace and the Columbia Friends Meeting (Quakers)
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/204584853388254/
RESCHEDULED: We have rescheduled the Bystander Intervention training scheduled to Wednesday April 12th 7PM. We apologize for any inconvenience.
You see a driver yelling at an African-American person as they walk down the street; you witness a man harassing a woman with a hijab on public transit; you notice someone stopping a trans woman from going into a bathroom at a restaurant.
Learn how to intervene.
Carolina Peace Resource Center, Showing Up for Racial Justice Columbia and Columbia College Multicultural Affairs will conduct a bystander intervention workshop at 7 p.m. on April 5 at Columbia College in the Student Union Lounge. Continue reading “RESCHEDULED:Carolina Peace to host bystander intervention workshop WED April 12th”
The Central Savannah River Peace Alliance is hosting a screening of Ava DuVernay‘s documentary 13th on Tuesday, March 14, 5:30 pm, at the Headquarters Library, Room A, at 823 Telfair St in Augusta. The film explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. Discussion to follow.
Admission is free and open to the public. Room is wheelchair accessible. Share on Facebook and Twitter.
On Monday, March 6, at 1426 Hampton St, Columbia, SC, listen to Herstory History Month Art Showcase. RSVP & Share on Facebook.
South Carolina is famous for its mild winters. But we still have to bundle up for the cold, which can be a problem for those from even warmer climes… or those forced to leave everything behind.
Carolina Peace’s Refugee Task Force is holding a Winter Clothing Drive for Refugees now through Friday March 10th. Most refugees arrive with very few possessions. Please donate winter clothes of all sizes. We also welcome donations of children’s clothing. Items benefit refugees resettled here in South Carolina.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS:
Redeemer Lutheran Church
525 St. Andrews Rd Columbia
2931 Blossom St.
Please leave items in box on porch.
Look for sign saying REFUGEES WELCOME!
Reformation Lutheran Church
FRIDAY March 10th 10 am-Noon
1118 Union St. Columbia, SC
If you would like to give your donation directly to a refugee family, please join us 10am at Reformation Lutheran Church.
Another Location, Arrange a Pick Up
Text 817.881.8199 for Katrina.
Email: Refugee Task Force, firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: South Carolina Welcomes Refugees
Carolina Peace Resource Center local chapter the Upstate Peace Network held a Nonviolent Resistance Workshop on Tuesday Feb 7th at the Hughes Library in Greenville, SC featuring Clemson professor Todd May, author of many books including one on nonviolence informed by decades of participation in nonviolent movements. The event was a model
of coalition building: Upstate for Equality, Greenville Black Lives Matter, Piedmont Humanists, and From the Ground Up were among organizations co-sponsoring the event. The library meeting room filled quickly. Event organizer Max Burgess with the Upstate Peace Network gave brief introductory remarks, then Greenville Black Lives Matter presented a short slideshow of women in the civil rights movement. An energetic thin bald white man, smartly dressed and with glasses, Todd May then took the floor, warming the crowd with self-deprecating humor about his New York Jewish roots. Continue reading “Fasting Clemson Professor Presents Nonviolence Workshop”
On Tuesday January 31, the Carolina Peace Resource Center held a United We Stand: Immigrants and Refugees Welcome Rally at the South Carolina State House. The rally was a protest against the executive orders signed by President Trump that curtail refugee resettlement and indefinitely suspended resettlement of refugees from Syria as well as instituting a travel ban from seven nations into the United States.
Close to a thousand people attended the protest, forming an expansive sign line across the State House grounds. Carolina Peace provided materials for protesters to craft their own signs, and the finished products combined with signs brought by other attendees to make a visually stunning show of support for immigrants and refugees.
Carolina Peace President David Matos led the crowd in cheers that welcomed immigrants and refugees. After his initial remarks, the protesters lined Gervais St. to chant and hold signs for nearly two hours.
Local voices for peace attended the march, such as poet Nikky Finney, pictured above. The crowd made an impressive sight to passersby and vehicles driving by the State House.
As the sun began to set, the crowd relocated to the grounds in front of the State House grounds to listen to several informational speakers including a representative from the American Civil Liberties Union and Omari Fox from Simple Justice: Black Lives Matter.
The crowd continued to rally and cheer on the grounds and the overall mood was one of goodwill and acceptance. Several local press sources covered the event. Below are links to articles about the event:
Overall, the event was an exciting show of support for immigrants and refugees and an inspiring event for Carolina Peace. We are grateful for the outpouring of support that was shown and are excited to see what we can accomplish together in the future.
Get to the Hughes Library in Downtown Greenville for a Nonviolent Resistance Workshop with Todd May, Tuesday, February 7, 5:30 pm. The address is 25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville, SC 29601. Learn more & RSVP on Facebook.