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.
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. Facebook Event Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center and the Columbia Friends Meeting (Quakers)
Hiroshima In Our Hearts: Moving Beyond the Bomb SUNDAY Aug 5th 2pm-4pm
SC State Museum, Gervais Room
301 Gervais St. Columbia, SC
Join us for the 28th Annual Hiroshima Vigil in Columbia, SC… “Hiroshima In Our Hearts: Moving Beyond the Bomb” is a special observance, remembrance and a vigil to acknowledge the horror of nuclear weapons and the need for nuclear disarmament. We will will remember the destruction caused by nuclear weapons, celebrate community, and pledge to walk together in peace with music, spoken word, creation of a mandala, origami, and reflections.
FREE and open to the public. RSVP/Share on Facebook
Sponsored by Columbia Friends Meeting (Quakers) Carolina Peace Resource Center
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.
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s Beyond Vietnam speech, delivered April 4, 1967. A passionate defense of nonviolence, King called out his own government as the “greatest purveyor of violence in the world,” condemning the Vietnam war, a war that was consuming resources needed to remedy poverty and injustice a home. King went “Beyond Vietnam” and warned we would be rallying behind similar causes for a generation unless we correctly diagnosed America’s problem. King called for a revolution in values in America from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society that valued human beings above material gain. Here are some resources to learn more: Continue reading “50 Years Ago: Dr King’s “Beyond Vietnam” Speech Called Out Racism, Materialism and Militarism”→
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”→
The Central Savannah River Area Peace Alliance is holding a free public screening of the documentary We Are Many. The venue is the Headquarters Library, Room A, 823 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA on Tuesday, January 10, at 6:00 pm.
On February 15th, 2003, up to 30 million people, many of whom had never demonstrated before in their lives, came out in nearly 800 cities around the world to protest against the impending Iraq War. The New York Times called this movement the “Second Superpower”.
How did this day come about? Who organized it? And was it, as many people claimed, a total failure?
This fearless, thought-provoking documentary is the remarkable inside story behind the first ever global demonstration, and its surprising and unreported legacy. The film features testimony from a unique cast of direct participants, including organizers, activists, high-profile figures, and of course the public, filmed in seven countries – Italy, Spain, Egypt, Sweden, Australia, UK, and the USA.
Extraordinary testimony from activists in Egypt reveals how on the eve of the invasion of Iraq, the global anti-war protests inspired those in Tahrir Square to go on to engage in the massive democratic movement that ultimately led to the Arab Spring. In the UK, the government was defeated over the proposed invasion of Syria, a historic event that might not have transpired without the legacy of those demonstrations a decade ago.
The star-studded list of contributors includes Danny Glover, actor Mark Rylance, film director Ken Loach, Prof. Noam Chomsky, musicians Brian Eno and Damon Albarn, writer and Vietnam Vet Ron Kovic (author of ‘Born on the 4th of July’), Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Branson and Colin Powell’s former Chief of Staff Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, amongst others.
This bold documentary by Amir Amirani charts the birth and growth of the new people power movement, now sweeping the world, taking us up to the Arab Spring and Syria, a little over 10 years after that historic day.
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.
On August 6, 2016, the 71st anniversary of the detonation of the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima, attend a peace vigil at 7:00 PM at Columbia Friends Meeting, 120 Pisgah Church Road, Columbia, SC 29203. We are planting a peace pole. This event is open to the public. It is a free interfaith memorial. Prayers from faith groups over the city have been asked to contribute. Anyone with an interest should call (803) 237-2656 or contact Harry Rogers at harryrogers “at” carolinapeace.org
Every time we take a peaceful step, the world changes.