January 17, 2015




Feb. 6, 7pm: Cafe meeting (Charleston Alliance for Fair Employment), ILA Hall, 1142 Morrison Dr. This is our annual meeting during which we will select board member.

Feb. 20: Charleston Progressive Network Chapter meeting. For details, contact George Hopkins at hopkinsg@cofc.edu or 843-819-0066. Stay in touch with Charleston chapter on Facebook.


Feb. 2, 6:30-8pm: Columbia Veg Society invites you to its monthly vegan potluck (1st Thursdays). Come out to Whole Foods and join us for delicious food and delightful conversation. All are welcome – vegans, vegetarians, pescetarians, veg curious folks, flexitarians, and children, too! Bring your favorite vegan dish (or one that you have been eager to try!) in a typical family/casserole size. If you are feeling intimidated by the thought of having to prepare a vegan dish (or if you simply run short on time), feel free to pick up something vegan from Whole Foods’ Deli or Hot Bar. They usually have a pretty good selection. Please bring an index card listing any common food allergens in your dish (nuts, nut butters/milks, soy, wheat) Include your name on it, so we know who to contact for the recipe!! We will provide cards if you forget. Please also bring your own dish/utensils. RSVP/Share on Facebook.

Feb. 3, 4-6pm: Rally in solidarity with the NoDAPL and NoKXL cause, SC State House. During the second half of the rally, we will march down Main Street to protest at the Wells Fargo, a key investor in DAPL, and we encourage protesters that hold accounts at the bank to close them at the event on Friday. This divestment strategy has put significant pressure on the company across the country. A few protesters will participate in a sit-in at the bank’s offices. Contact 350 Columbia for details. RSVP/Share on Facebook.

Feb. 4, 9am-3pm: Power to the Peaceful, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, 2701 Heyward St. Speakers and workshops on various social issues. Sliding scale $20-$10, covers lunch. Contact david@carolinapeace.org or call 803-215-3263 for details. RSVP on Facebook.

Feb. 5, 3-5pm: Critical Network planning meeting, SC Education Association Bldg., 421 Zimalcrest Dr. Our Jan. 21 rally and strategy summit were a call to action. Now it is time to get serious and get busy. Please read Network Director Brett Bursey’s memo to members. If you have questions or have an item to put on the meeting agenda, call 803-808-3384 or email network@scpronet.com.

Feb. 5, Islamophobia Workshop sponsored by the Social Action Committee of Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, 2701 Heyward St. Now more than ever we need to be aware of this subject that threatens our nation. RSVP on Facebook.

Feb. 7, 7pm: Columbia Central Labor Council (1st Tuesday), 265 Oak Grove Rd., Swansea. Open to members and supporters of organized labor. Questions? Call William Christopher at 803-727-8237.

Feb. 14, 6pm: Monthly meeting of Simple Justice/Black Lives Matter, Seibels House, 1601 Richland St.

Feb. 14, 7pm: Midlands monthly Network meeting, Seibels House, 1601 Richland St. We’ll have a short meeting so we don’t ruin folks’ Valentine plans. We’ll be updating progress on projects and upcoming actions. Call 803-808-3384 with questions. Stay in touch with the Network on Facebook and Twitter.

Carolina Peace: see calendar. Newcomers and volunteers welcome.

Harriet Hancock LGBT Center, 1108 Woodrow St., is open Monday-Friday 6pm – 8pm, or by appointment by emailing info@harriethancockcenter.org. RSVP/Share on Facebook.

Sundays, 11am: Garden of Grace United Church of Christ welcomes you to their weekly services, 1020 Atlas Rd.

Sundays, 11am: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia invites you to join their weekly services at 2701 Heyward St.

Sundays, 12:45pm-2:15pm: Food Not Bombs, Finlay Park. We are looking for cooks, servers etc. to help out at the Gadsden St. entrance (or the stage if it is raining). We can always use donations of plastic dinnerware, too. Jars of peanut butter and jelly are also welcome. Call 803-331-6383, or email squawonky@aol.com or jturnipseed@sc.rr.com.


Sundays, 10am: Piedmont Humanists meet at 3620 Pelham Road, Earth Fare Plaza. There is a speaker or video each week.


Feb. 1, noon: Rock Hill Progressive Network Chapter monthly meeting (1st Wednesday) at Sila Thai Restaurant, 979 Anderson Rd. Anyone is welcome to eat lunch or just sit with us. Although we are named Rock Hill, we encompass Lancaster, Chester, all of York counties and the surrounding area.

Feb 8, noon: Yes, we’re meeting twice this month due to demand. Please join us at Taqueria El Manhattan Mexican Restaurant, 1919 Cherry Rd., to make plans and share news.