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.
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. Facebook Event 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
MOVIE: Jerusalem, the EastSideStory TUESDAY March 27th 7PM Stavros Lecture Hall, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary 1000 Wildwood Ave (off NorthMain, at Wildwood & Mt. Vernon)
Columbia, SC 29203
Mohammad Alatar’s hour-long 2008 documentary describes the effects of Israeli control of Jerusalem for its Palestinian residents. Followed by discussion, including how the Trump’s administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel hurts prospects for peace.
Report Back from Palestine WEDNESDAY Nov 15th 7PM
USC, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Room 320, 800 Sumter St. Columbia, SC
Panel discussion featuring Edie Garwood, Amnesty International Country Specialist for Israel/OPT/Palestine, and Dr. James Thomas who served with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in Hebron in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank this past summer.
Free and open to the public. RSVP/Share on Facebook
Part of USC’s International Education Week #IEWUofSC Sponsored by Carolina Peace Resource Center and Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of South Carolina
Deportations & Forced Migrations:
The View from Honduras
with Neesa Medina
WEDNESDAY Oct 18th 7PM
Heyward Street United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
2501 Heyward St. Columbia, SC
Neesa Medina speaks on the impact of US foreign policy on Honduras. Since the 2009 military coup in Honduras, murders and attacks against Honduran human rights defenders have reached alarming levels. The U.S. continues to send tens of millions of dollars in aid to the Honduran police and military who have been involved in human rights abuses. In addition, the U.S. backs neoliberal projects that lead to displacement and migration.
Neesa Medina is a Honduran feminist sociologist and she currently works as a Security and Gender Analyst at CDM (Centro Derechos Mujeres/Center for Women’s Rights) in Honduras. At the national level, she has been active on the issues of violence against women, reproductive rights and women’s rights. She helped draft and present the Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and has testified as an expert on more than a dozen cases of women seeking asylum in the United States.
FREE and open to the public. Donations accepted in support of the speaking tour.
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.
In elementary school, Cecil Williams photographed lawyer Thurgood Marshall’s early efforts to desegregate public schools. In high school, he documented the ‘60s civil rights sit-ins. As a young adult, he covered Harvey Gantt’s 1964 desegregation of Clemson University, the aftermath of the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre and the 1969 strike by Charleston hospital workers.
“The saying goes: A picture is worth a thousand words. But no. I say a good picture, a storytelling picture is worth a thousand words,” said Cecil Williams, a 78-year-old civil rights photographer.
Indie Grits Festival
The Indie Grits festival is this Thursday through Sunday in Columbia, SC, marking its 10th anniversary. All film screenings are free… first come, first served, tickets at box office at 1621 Main St 30 min before film. Here are Carolina Peace’s recommendations.
Locations & More info at: www.indiegrits.com
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