2018 Year in Review

  • Maintained a drumbeat over the US role in the war/humanitarian crisis in Yemen with vigils, petitions, action alerts, social media posts.  In December, the US Senate passed a historic first War Powers  resolution demanding the end of US involvement in Yemen.
Stop the War in Yemen Protest Vigil in front of the SC Statehouse
  • Tabled and circulated petitions at King Day at the Dome and the South Carolina Progressive Summit.
  • Organized a Pass the Dream Act Now/#NoWall Rally at the SC Statehouse (Jan 30th) featuring seversal DACA recipient speakers covered by TV stations.  Put out action alerts on DREAM Act legislation in Congress.
  • Held a Sign-Making Party for the March for Our Lives in Columbia and attended the march to pass out the signs (March 24th).
  • Hosted a screening of “Jerusalem, the East Side Story” documentary at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.
  • Co-sponsored Voices of Palestinian Nonviolence talk with the International Solidarity Movement’s Joe Catron and Islam Marqua (April 22nd) with Students for Justice in Palestine.
  • Carolina Peace photographer Paul Palmer documented the SC Poor People’s Campaign 40-day protest campaign, photos viewed at www.facebook.com/carolinapeace.org/photos
Sanders Middle Montessori students speak at the 4th Annual Peace Day at the Statehouse.
  • Co-organized and co-sponsored the 28th Annual Hiroshima Vigil in Columbia, Hiroshima in Our Hearts with the Columbia Friends Meeting (Aug 5th).
  • Participated in a Gun Violence Prevention Forum at Belmont Baptist Church with Moms Demand Action-SC and OFA Central Midlands.
  • Participated in Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice Rally (Sept 8th) at the SC Statehouse.
  • Organized the  4th Annual Peace Day at the Statehouse featuring Jahson & the Natty Vibez, the Columbia Community Drum Circle and an Organizational Fair.
Spring 2018 Organizing Interns Laura Ryan and Nina Tripp.
  • Partnered to organize “Al-Khalil/Hebron” documentary screenings with director Yousef Natsha at Winthrop University (Sept 4th) and the University of South Carolina (Nov 18th).
  • Organized an Armistice Centennial Vigil at Columbia’s Memorial Park the afternoon of Nov 11th.
  • Carolina Peace’s David Matos presented a Media Advocacy training to a USC Masters in Public Health class in December.
  • Three compensated Organizing Interns served with Carolina Peace in 2018.
  • Weekly emails and social media posts informing the Columbia area community of educational and activist events.
  • Monthly Refugee Task Force meetings and Peace Potluck organizing meetings at the historic Modjeska Simkins House.

Posing as a Peace Sign at the 4th Annual Peace Day at the Statehouse.

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