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The Carolina Peace Resource Center is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is a voice for peace and a resource for nonviolent organizing in South Carolina and beyond. We specialize in peace education, grassroots organizing and advocacy on the full continuum of peace, justice and environmental issues. We are an all-volunteer organization and operate on a shoestring budget we use wisely.
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Check out our CAROLINA PEACE YEAR IN REVIEW, 2019… (click Read More)
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Peace Day at the Statehouse
SATURDAY Sept 21st 9AM-Noon
Unfortunately, we weren’t able to line up enough things to make Peace Day at the Statehouse a success this year, so the event is canceled. We will try again next year. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage people to attend the Climate Strike at the SC Statehouse Friday Sept 20th 5:30PM-7PM instead.
Remembering Hiroshima, Preventing Nuclear War:
An Educational Experience
SUNDAY Aug 4th, 2PM-4PM
The State Museum, Gervais Room (2nd Floor by Main Staircase)
301 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 29201
Join us for the 29th Annual Hiroshima Vigil/Remembrance in Columbia, SC. This year we’ll feature an interactive exhibit featuring storytelling, arts and craft making (peace cranes, lanterns), video and more remembering the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and highlighting efforts to prevent nuclear war. Drop in!
Free and open to the public. $1 Admission to the rest of The State Museum.
Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center and the Columbia Friends Meeting (Quakers)
RESERVE YOUR TICKET TODAY!
MOVIE: El Norte
WEDNESDAY April 24th 6PM
1607 Main St. Columbia, SC
Join us for a free screening of the acclaimed Oscar-nominated 1983 movie “El Norte” at the Nickelodeon Theatre. After facing violent repression from the Guatemalan army, two Mayan siblings trek north to the US to seek new lives. Followed by Talkback with Debbie Billings and Laura Cahue of the Grassroots Alliance for Immigrant Rights (GAIR)
Ticketing is now live!
More Info/Reserve your FREE TICKET here
(Click link for 6:00PM to reserve ticket)
SPREAD THE WORD: Facebook Event
Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center and the Nickelodeon Theater
The Central American Asylum-Seeker Crisis
WEDNESDAY April 3rd 4PM-5PM
USC, Gambrell Hall Room 431 USC Campus Map: https://www.sc.edu/visit/map/ Recommended parking: Pendleton St Garage or off Pendleton St.
We do not have a national security crisis on the border: we have a humanitarian crisis on the border as thousands of asylum-seekers from the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras head north to flee poverty and violence in their home countries. This panel discussion will examine the push and the pull factors, including the history of US foreign policy in Central American and current US immigration policies. Featuring Dr. Ben Roth, Dr. Debbie Billings, Luis Garcia, and Dr. Breanna Grace. Free and open to the public. Facebook Event
Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center, Witness for Peace Southeast, the Consortium for Latino and Immigration Studies at USC, and the Walker Institute for Area Studies at USC
See also Learning Circle, Focus Honduras TUESDAY April 2nd 7:30PM
This week the US Senate will debate and vote on a War Powers resolution calling for the withdrawal of the US military from the civil war in Yemen. Join us for a #StoptheWarinYemen Protest Vigil in front of the SC Statehouse (Main & Gervais) from 5pm-6:30pm on Monday Dec 3rd. Media will be invited. Some signs provided. No profanity or partisan signs please.
CALL YOUR SENATORS and urge them to end the war in Yemen and vote for Senate Joint Resolution 54 Sanders-Lee withdrawing US forces from the civil war in Yemen.
Senator Lindsey Graham DC # (202) 224-5972
(Voted to bring SJRes 54 to the floor of the Senate for a vote… thank him & urge him to vote for SJRes 54)
Senator Tim Scott DC # (202) 224-6121
(Voted against bringing SJRes 54 to the floor of the Senate for a vote… express your disappointment; urge him to vote for SJRes 54)
Continue reading “ACTION ALERT: Vote to End War in Yemen in US Senate this Week”
SUNDAY Nov 11th 3PM
700 Hampton St. Columbia, SC 29201
Join us for a short solemn vigil marking the centennial of the armistice ending WWI. We will remember the millions of soldiers and civilians who died in WWI, including approximately 116,000 US servicemen with a special focus on the over three thousand South Carolinians who made the ultimate sacrifice. We will renew the tradition of Armistice Day with a moment of silence in their honor and by reflecting on the need for world peace, a tradition that can be reincorporated into marking Veterans Day. #reclaimarmisticeday
Sponsored by Carolina Peace Resource Center, Episcopal Peace Fellowship of Upper Diocese of SC
The World War I Centennial Commission has also called for the ringing of bells… “Bells of Peace”… at 11AM on Nov 11th as well.
MOVIE: Paths of Glory
TUESDAY Oct 30th 7PM
Stavros Lecture Hall, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
1000 Wildwood Ave Columbia, SC 29203
(off North Main)
Join us for a free screening of Stanley Kubrick’s acclaimed 1957 anti-war film “Paths of Glory” on Tuesday Oct 30th 6:30PM at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary’s Stavros Lecture Hall located at 1000 Wildwood Ave. Columbia, SC 29203. Based on Humphrey Cobb’s book of the same name, the movie follows the consequences of French soldiers who refuse orders to make a suicidal attack into no man’s land during WWI. Starring Kirk Douglas. Running time 1 hour 28 minutes. Followed by discussion.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center and the Episcopal Peace Fellowship of the Upper Diocese of SC
4th Annual Peace Day at the Statehouse
SATURDAY Sept 22nd 11AM-2:30PM
SC Statehouse Grounds (Main & Gervais)
Join us for Peace Day at the Statehouse, a festival style event in celebration of the International Day of Peace featuring live music from Jahson & the Natty Vibez, the Columbia Community Drum Circle, Kevin McKinney, the Dances of Universal Peace, spoken word with Mama G, activities for all ages, and an organization fair of groups working for peace, justice and the environment. 3+ Hours of Peace, Love & Music. #peaceday
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Schedule (Subject to Change)
11AM Columbia Community Drum Circle
12PM Jahson & the Natty Vibez (1st set)
12:30PM Peace Sign Photo, Dances of Universal Peace, Learn to Dabke
1PM Kevin McKinney (1st set), Spoken Word with Mama G.
1:30PM Jahson & the Natty Vibez (2nd set)
2PM Kevin McKinney (2nd set)
ORGANIZATION FAIR (Confirmed Participating Groups): Alternatives to Violence Project(AVP)-SC, Columbia Friends Meeting (Quakers), Faith Coalition on Gun Violence (FCGV), Food Not Bombs, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary-Peace Studies, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense-SC, OFA Central Midlands, SC Poor People’s Campaign, SC Progressive Network, Students for Justice in Palestine-USC, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, Vegan Outreach, and the WG Sanders Middle School Montessori Program.
MOVIE: Brother Outsider, the Life of Bayard Rustin
TUESDAY Feb 27th 7PM
Reformation Lutheran Church,
1118 Union St. Columbia, SC 29201
Acclaimed documentary “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin” chronicles the contributions of peace and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin who, as an openly gay African-American man, was pushed into the shadows and written out of history. Followed by brief discussion. Running time: 1 hour 23 minutes. FREE. Doors open 6:45PM. Facebook Event
Sponsored by Reformation Lutheran Church and the Carolina Peace Resource Center