Jerusalem East Side Story Movie & Discussion Tuesday March 27th 7PM







MOVIE: Jerusalem, the East Side Story
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.


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Report Back from Palestine Wednesday Nov 15th 7PM at USC







Report Back from Palestine

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.
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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

“My Name is Rachel Corrie” Play at USC Thursday Feb 11th

“My Name is Rachel Corrie” Play

THURSDAY Feb 11th, 7:30PM

USC, Booker T. Washington Theatre

1400 Wheat St, Columbia, SC

Ashley Malloy’s one woman production of the acclaimed play adapted from the writings of peace activist Rachel Corrie by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner.



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Sponsored by Carolina Peace Resource Center, Students for Justice in Palestine, and the Islamic World Studies Program – USC

“My Name is Rachel Corrie” Plays in Columbia, Charleston & Charlotte

“My Name is Rachel Corrie” Play

SATURDAY Oct 25th, 7PM

Conundrum Music Hall

626 Meeting St. West Columbia, SC

Carolina Peace hosts the acclaimed one-person play “My Name is Rachel Corrie” starring Ashley Malloy.  Based on Corrie’s own writings, the play follows her maturing as a precocious and idealist adolescent through her finding her voice as a peace activist and traveling to Gaza.


Sliding Scale, $10-15 at door.

Advance tickets with reserve seating: $12. Use Paypal “Donate” button on right & include note ->

Proceeds benefit the Freedom Theatre in the West Bank. Watch the documentary Arna’s Children to learn about the Freedom Theatre.

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ALSO PLAYING in Charleston & Charlotte, NC (CLICK READ MORE FOR DETAILS) with proceeds benefiting The Freedom Theatre


“My Name is Rachel Corrie”

SUNDAY Oct 26th, 2PM

International Longshoreman Association Hall, Auditorium

1142 Morrison Dr. Charleston, SC 29403

Sliding Scale, $10-15 at door.

Sponsored by Lowcountry Peace, a local chapter of the Carolina Peace Resource Center.


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“My Name is Rachel Corrie”


UNC-Charlotte, McKnight Hall

“Pay what you can” at the door.

Proceeds benefit the Freedom Theatre.

Sponsored by the Palestinian American Cultural Center

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Gaza Panel Discussion THURSDAY Oct 16th 7pm at USC

GAZA Panel Discussion

THURSDAY Oct 16th, 7PM

USC, Russell House (1400 Greene St) Room 315


Amnesty International at USC and the Carolina Peace Resource Center present a panel discussion on the recent Gaza/Israel bloodshed and the human rights and peace issues involved.


Edie Garwood, Amnesty International Country Specialist for Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

David Matos, President of the Carolina Peace Resource Center, who traveled to Israel/Palestine in 2006 and 2009 with Interfaith Peacebuilders.


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Gaza Protests, Upcoming & Past



Gaza Vigil with Women in Black

WEDNESDAY August 6th, 5PM-6PM

SC Statehouse (Main & Gervais)

Join the regular Women in Black Vigil for Peace to call for a Gaza Ceasefire.


EVERY Wednesday until the attacks on Gaza end.




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SC Legislators Support Extreme Pro-Israeli Agenda











South Carolina Legislators Criticized for Speaking to Pro-Israeli Group

Group Hosting Rep. Rice, Rep. Clemmons Supports West Bank Settlements, Apartheid

The Carolina Peace Resource Center is criticizing Congressman Tom Rice (R, SC-7) and State Rep. Alan Clemmons for speaking at “A Night to Honor Israel,” an event hosted by Christians United for Israel (CUFI) this Monday November 4th 7PM at the Wheelwright Auditorium at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC.   CUFI urges American Christians to politically support Israel unconditionally , including the building of Israeli settlements in the Palestinian populated West Bank, espousing an ideology known as Christian Zionism.  Israeli settlement building in the West Bank has been condemned by the US government for decades as an “obstacle to peace” and has accelerated in recent years.

“CUFI misinforms American Christians, whitewashing Israel’s policies of settlement building, apartheid,  and persecution of Palestinian Christians in the West Bank,” says Carolina Peace Resource Center President David Matos.  Matos has been engaged in educating the public about prospects for peace in Israel/Palestine for the past decade with the Carolina Peace Resource Center, traveling  twice to Israel/Palestine with Interfaith Peacebuilders in 2006 and 2009. “Congressman Rice and Representative. Clemmons should be distancing themselves from this extreme pro-Israeli group  instead of pandering to it,” Matos admonishes.



State Rep. Alan Clemmons has embraced the Israeli settler movement  in particular, touring Israeli settlements in the West Bank twice, including just this last month (October 2013).  Israel’s Arutz Sheva  recently described  Clemmons as a supporter of Israel’s right “to build and populate” the West Bank and as “arranging for hundreds of American elected officials to express their support for “ Israeli settlements in the West Bank.  In  2011, Clemmons co-sponsored HR 4339 in the South Carolina House which was passed despite erroneously claiming that “Israel is neither an attacking force nor an occupier of the lands of others.” The West Bank is considered  Israeli Occupied Palestinian territory (OPT) under international law and UN Resolution 242 calls on Israel to withdraw its military from the West Bank.

“Jesus taught that Christians should love their neighbor; CUFI preaches that Christians should only care about Israelis, not Palestinians,” says Matos who regards the Christian Zionist ideology as being deeply racist. But Matos sees a different role for Christians in bringing peace to the Holyland after a century of conflict.  “Instead of cheerleading for one side, Christians should love both their Israeli and Palestinian neighbors and be peacemakers, not part of the problem.”

The Carolina Peace Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1981 in Columbia, SC to promote peace through education, action and advocacy.


“5 Broken Cameras” Movie & Discussion SUN Sept 15th

MOVIE: “5 Broken Cameras”

SUNDAY Sept 15th, 3PM

Conundrum Music Hall,

626 Meeting St. West Columbia, SC 29169

Nominated for an Oscar®, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal first-hand account of life and nonviolent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village where Israel is building a security fence. Palestinian Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, shot the film and Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi co-directed. The filmmakers follow one family’s evolution over five years, witnessing a child’s growth from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him. The film is a Palestinian-Israeli-French co-production.

Running time: 90-minutes.  Followed by Talk Back Q & A with Carolina Peace Resource Center President David Matos who visited Bil’in with Interfaith Peacebuilders in 2006 and 2009 and USC graduate Danya Nayfeh who studied abroad in the West Bank in 2012.

Light refreshments will be available.

Free and open to the public.

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Carolina Peace is proud to host this event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (

Originally broadcast on PBS on MON Aug 26th; available online streaming until Sept 25th:




Report Back from Gaza with Michael Brown, SUN Feb 24th

Report Back from Gaza

with Michael Brown of Interfaith Peacebuilders

SUN Feb 24th, 6PM

USC, Gambrell 152

Michael Brown worked off and on in the Gaza Strip between 1993 and 2000 for the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights. He then was Washington correspondent for Middle East International and a fellow at the Washington, DC-based Palestine Center.  Michael co-led with Cindy Corrie a November 2012 IFPB delegation to the Gaza Strip.  His op-eds, letters, and views have been published in the International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Nation, the San Diego Union-Tribune,the News & Observer.

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Sponsored by Carolina Peace Resource Center, Students for Justice in Palestine-USC and USC Amnesty International.




Report Back from Palestine @ USC, THURS Nov 29th

International Day of Solidarity with Palestinians

Report Back from Palestine

THURS Nov 29th, 7PM

University of South Carolina, Gambrell Hall 151

USC graduate Asma Jaber and USC student Danya Nayfeh talk about what it is like for Palestinians, their experiences living in Palestine during this past year, and how we organize for a just peace.

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Sponsored by Carolina Peace & USC Amnesty International.

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Asma Jaber is a Palestinian American graduate student of Public Policy at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government where she is a Harry S. Truman Scholar. Asma lived the past six months in Palestine where she interned with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. There she researched movement and access restrictions due to the Israeli occupation in Palestine. A graduate of the University of South Carolina Honors College, Asma is a native of the Carolinas where she enjoys the Blue Ridge Mountains that are reminiscent of Palestine.

Danya Nayfeh is a Palestinian-American senior international studies major in the Honors College at the University of South Carolina. Danya lived in Palestine from December through May of the past year where she studied at Birzeit University and volunteered with the Independent Commission for Human Rights. She studied Palestinian history and culture, and conducted research on human rights abuses committed by both Israel and the Palestinian leadership. She also participated in a number of demonstrations and witnessed Israeli brutality first-hand. She plans to go to law school and continue the fight for human rights in Palestine and a peaceful solution to the conflict.