Peace in Colombia? South Carolina Hosts Marcia Mejía Chirimia

61-marciaMarcia Mejía Chirimia is a human rights defender and an indigenous Nonam leader from the community of Santa Rosa de Guyacán in Colombia. She is scheduled to make two presentations on the peace process in Colombia with an emphasis on how women, indigenous, and other marginalized communities are impacted on Thursday, October 6.

The first is at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC at 10 AM in Owens Hall, Room G-01. This page provides directions. Owens Hall is Building 18 on this map. RSVP & Share on Facebook.

The second is at 6pm at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC in Gambrell Hall, Room 246. Your best option for parking if off of Pendleton Street. RSVP & Share on Facebook.

Admission for both events is free and open to the public. Q & A follows the presentations.

Medea Benjamin Talks in Greenville, Spartanburg & Rock Hill

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.

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South Carolina Speaking Tour



Coffee Underground, 1. E. Coffee St. Greenville, SC

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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.

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TUESDAY Jan 28th, 7PM

Winthrop University, DiGiorgio Campus Center-Dina’s Place

269 DiGiorgio Center, Rock Hill, SC 29733

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Unitarian Church in Charleston

4 Archdale St. Charleston, SC 29401

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THURSDAY Jan 30th, 7PM

Coker Life Sciences Building, Room 005 (CONFIRMED)

715 Sumter St. Columbia, SC 29225

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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 @ / 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.