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”
The Carolina Peace Resource Center is offering Fall 2019 Organizing Internships and Summer 2019 Organizing Internships. Interested in learning all the angles of an activist non-profit organization? Want to work on cutting the military budget, mideast peace or nuclear issues? Do you have a passion for non-violent social change? Then this internship is for you. USC Students can earn 3 credit hours for a semester-long internship. We are specifically looking for interns to work on Refugee/Immigration Issues and Environmental Issues. Carolina Peace offers internships in the Fall and Spring and possibly summer.
PRIORITY DEADLINE TO APPLY:
SUNDAY March 31, 2019.
Applications considered on a rolling basis thereafter. Continue reading “Fall 2019 & Summer 2019 Internships with Carolina Peace”
Peace Committee Meeting &
Lorraine Barlett on Guantanamo
TUES August 20th
6PM Peace Cmte, 7PM Speaker
Modjeska Monteith Simkins House
2025 Marion St. Columbia, SC
The Peace Committee meeting is Carolina Peace’s monthly organizing meeting. Newcomers and volunteers are welcome. Bring a potluck item if you can.
Special speaker Lorraine Barlett, retired US Army Lt. Col and JAG (Judge Advocate General), will speak on Guantanamo. As a JAG in her final assignment, she represented a Guantanamo detainee which gave her special insight into Guantanamo and military commissions. She will update us on Guantanamo, including the hunger strik, and share here experiences. USA Today published an op-ed of hers on Guantanamo, “JAG Lawyer: Gitmo’s Decade of Shame Stains US.”
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Lorraine Barlett Bio:
Donna Lorraine Barlett (Lorraine, as she prefers to be known) was born in 1958 in Memphis, Tennessee, where she also received her formal education, graduating with a B.A. in History of Religion from Rhodes College and a J.D. from the University of Memphis School of Law. After joining the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, she held a variety of legal positions and in 1993 obtained a Masters in Law degree. She served with the military for over 27 years, performing as Trial and Appellate Counsel, and in Legal assistance, Claims, Operational and Administrative Law. After three overseas tours and deployment to Sarajevo, Bosnia, in 1999 she resigned from the Regular Army and entered the Reserves. In October 2001 she was recalled to active duty and since 9/11 has held numerous assignments including three at the U.S. Army Signal Center, where she served from 2009-10 with the 7th Signal Command, an Army element of the United States CYBER Command. After attaining 20 years of active duty she nonetheless volunteered for one last job, culminating in her final assignment as a defense attorney with the Office of the Chief Defense Counsel (OCDC), Office of Military Commissions (OMC), in Washington D.C. While there she served as OCDC Training Officer, Ethics Advisor and Senior Army Deputy, supervising all OCDC Army personnel. But most significantly, she represented a detainee in Guantanamo Bay Cuba, and gained valuable insight into the OMC system. She retired as Lieutenant Colonel in August 2012, and has returned to private practice in Augusta, Georgia, where she continues to speak out on behalf of Guantanamo detainees, on human rights issues relating to cyber and drone warfare, and against the creeping militarism which now pervades our society. As an attorney she also advocates for disabled veterans and the homeless, and fights predatory lending practices.
The Carolina Peace Resource Center is offering Fall 2016 Organizing Internships. Interested in learning all the angles of an activist non-profit organization? Want to work on cutting the military budget, mideast peace or nuclear issues? Do you have a passion for non-violent social change? Then this internship is for you. USC Students can earn 3 credit hours for a semester-long internship. We are specifically looking for: Nuclear/Environmental Issues, Mideast Peace, Social Justice. Continue reading “Fall 2016 Internships with Carolina Peace: Deadline Extended”
DC Mideast Peace Weekend
SAT March 5th-MON March 7th
Campus Organizing Conference for Students and Youth
SAT March 5th
Sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, held in conjunction with…
3rd Annual Grassroots Advocacy Training and Lobbying Days
SUN March 6th –MON March 7th
Sponsored by the Interfaith Peacebuilders and the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.
Featuring trainings, workshops, and speakers. Monday lobbying day on Capitol Hill. www.ifpb.org/education/grassroots
The Carolina Peace Resource Center is organizing a group from South Carolina to travel to Washington DC to attend this weekend of trainings and lobbying on Monday. A limited amount of financial assistance in the form of scholarships is available. Please contact us ASAP if you:
Would like to attend.
Can donate towards a scholarship for someone to attend.
Cannot attend, but would like help by lobbying locally.
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