On January 12, 2017, Carolina Peace Resource Center held a discussion Building the Beloved Community: The Relevance of King and Gandhi in a Time of Oligarchy, Trump & Pence with Kevin Martin and George Friday. Here are some pictures, courtesy of Paul Palmer.
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”
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”
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”
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”
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.
Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Basic Workshop (SW CEUs offered), Columbia, SC, December 9-11, 2016
Deadline for registration is December 2
Saturday, November 19, 12:30 pm, at the Quaker Meeting House, 120 Psigah Church Rd, Columbia, SC