Due to weather and travel issues, the Medea Benjamin talks in Charleston (Wednesday Jan 29th) and Columbia (Thursday Jan 30th) have been canceled. I apologize for any inconvenience; Medea has given us a raincheck to come again to Columbia and Charleston to speak. Thank you for your patience.
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace and Global Exchange, and author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control speaks in Greenville, Rock Hill, Columbia and Charleston. A prominent peace & social justice activist she will speak on peace issues from drones to Syria to Iran sanctions to gun violence here at home.
Full Bio Here: http://www.codepink.org/article.php?id=51
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South Carolina Speaking Tour
MONDAY Jan 27th, 6PM [CORRECT TIME]
Coffee Underground, 1. E. Coffee St. Greenville, SC
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/668051359905391/
Co-sponsored by the Upstate Peace Network
Meet the Author: Lunch with Medea Benjamin
TUESDAY Jan 28th, 11:45AM-1:45PM
Delaney’s Irish Pub
117 W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306
An informal speaking engagement with Medea Benjamin, author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.
Wearing PINK optional.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/624871757580791/
ROCK HILL, SC
TUESDAY Jan 28th, 7PM
Winthrop University, DiGiorgio Campus Center-Dina’s Place
269 DiGiorgio Center, Rock Hill, SC 29733
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/783144228369088/
CANCELED CHARLESTON, SC
WEDNESDAY Jan 29th, 7PM
Unitarian Church in Charleston
4 Archdale St. Charleston, SC 29401
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/530684480362590/
CANCELED COLUMBIA, SC
THURSDAY Jan 30th, 7PM
Coker Life Sciences Building, Room 005 (CONFIRMED)
715 Sumter St. Columbia, SC 29225
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/325473127593776/
Co-sponsored by Amnesty International USC
Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center
Copies of Medea Benjamin’s book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control will be available for sale & signing at most venues.
CONTACT Carolina Peace for more information, opportunities to meet Medea Benjamin and media availability.
david @ carolinapeace.org / 803 215 3263
Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. Benjamin is the author of eight books. Her latest book is Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, and she has been campaigning to stop the use of killer drones. Her direct questioning of President Obama during his 2013 foreign policy address, as well as her recent trips to Pakistan and Yemen, helped shine a light on the innocent people killed by US drone strikes.
Benjamin has been an advocate for social justice for more than 30 years. Described as “one of America’s most committed — and most effective — fighters for human rights” by New York Newsday, and “one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement” by the Los Angeles Times, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide. In 2010 she received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the 2012 Peace Prize by the US Peace Memorial. She is a former economist and nutritionist with the United Nations and World Health Organization.
Over 70 people came to watch Sara Ishaq‘s film Karama Has No Walls and hear Jeb Boone and Medea Benjamin discuss the situation in Yemen and USA policies which impact Yemenis. Here’s a video of most of the Q&A session:
Here’s a direct link to the audio recording of most of Medea Benjamin’s talk and the entire Q&A session.
Augusta, GA native and Davidson Fine Arts High School graduate Jeb Boone (Twitter) is scheduled to talk about his experience as a freelance journalist covering Yemen’s revolution. He is joined by CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin, who has recently returned from a trip to Yemen where she spoke with revolutionary activists and relatives of Guantanamo detainees. The program will begin with a screening of the powerful, 27-minute documentary Karama Has No Walls (warning: violence not normally shown on US news broadcasts). This documentary shows footage from the Change Square massacre of March 18, 2011, to which Jeb was a witness, and interviews participants and relatives of a slain protester. The Yemeni revolution provides the proper context to understanding how Yemenis are responding to the United States’s targeting killing program, and Jeb will help us understand the program’s economic, political and diplomatic consequences. Continue reading “Sun, Aug 4, 3pm: Medea Benjamin and Jeb Boone: Eyewitness to Yemen’s Revolution”