January 17, 2015



June 5, 7pm: CAFE meeting (1st Monday) of Charleston Alliance for Fair Employment, ILA Hall, 1142 Morrison Dr. For more about CAFE, see their Facebook page.

June 19: Charleston Progressive Network meeting (3rd Monday). For details, contact George Hopkins at hopkinsg@cofc.edu or 843-819-0066.


June 2, 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.

June 4, 4-6pm: the Modjeska Simkins School’s Sunday Social series presents Lewis Pitts, Seibels House, 1601 Richland St. RSVP/Share on Facebook. Pitts was so dismayed by the legal profession that, after 43 years of practice, he asked the NC State Bar to allow him to resign. He was disturbed by the growing tendency of attorneys and law firms to put profit before the people they were supposed to serve. A SC native, Pitts represented Network Director Brett Bursey when he was arrested for refusing to go to the “free speech zone” during a protest of President George Bush. More about Pitts on our blog. RSVP/Share on Facebook.

June 11, 3-7pm: Columbia Veg Society invites you to its annual BBQ potluck on Lake Murray at beautiful Pine Island! This is a great event to attend if you’re new to Columbia and/or new to plant-based foods as it will give you a chance to meet a lot of peeps and sample a lot of yum! Please bring a *vegan dish to share and a serving utensil or tongs if needed. Once you know what you’re bringing, post in the comments below so we’ll have a good variety. Mac & ‘cheese’ is always popular! Insulated food carriers are a good idea if your dish is best served hot or cold. Mesh tents are great to keep bugs at bay. Coolers welcome. RSVP/Share on Facebook.

June 11, 3pm: Monthly meeting of Columbia NORML, Modjeska Simkins House, 2025 Marion St. More about Columbia NORML on its Facebook page. For details, contact Wayne at waynerbord@gmail.com.

June 12: Carolina Peace’s Nonviolence Summer School starts. Location(s) to be announced. Free classes on Monday evenings based on a curriculum developed by Colman McCarthy, founder of the Center for Teaching Peace. Through classical readings on nonviolence and small group discussion, participants will gain a deep understanding of nonviolent theory. For more information and free registration, contact David
david@carolinapeace.org or 803-215-3263.

June 13, 6pm: Monthly meeting of Simple Justice/Black Lives Matter (2nd Tuesday), Seibels House, 1600 Richland St.

June 13, 7pm: Midlands monthly Network meeting (2nd Tuesday)Seibels House, 1600 Richland St. 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.

June 15, 7-9pm: Sing for Equality, Reformation Lutheran Church, 1118 Union St. Washington DC Gay Men’s Chorus sings songs for equality with selections of famous Broadway tunes. Joined by the Midlands Men’s Chorus, this show will benefit the Harriet Hancock Center and Reformation Lutheran Church, an affirming congregation. Doors open at 6pm with drinks available, show time is at 7pm. Click this link to purchase your tickets: http://hhcsong.bpt.me Sponsored by Michael Haigler, Architect; Tony Roof; Chuck Archie; Harriet Hancock Center; Reformation Lutheran Church, Midlands Mens Chorus. Early bird tickets are $20, day of $25.

Wednesdays, 6pm: New Legacy Project meets at the Modjeska Simkins House, 2025 Marion St. Join the youth contingent of the Progressive Network. Email daniel@scpronet.com for details.

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.

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


June 7, noon: Rock Hill Progressive Network Chapter monthly meeting (1st Wednesday) at Sila Thai Restaurant, 979 Anderson Rd. Contact Mary Keenan at keenanmsc@gmail.com or 803 580-0198 for details.