August 2009


The minutes from the SC Green Party annual meeting have been posted.  Charleston Green Party was well represented along with attendees from Columbia and the upstate.

Karen Clarke recently returned from a trip to Palestine and Israel.  The Post & Courier printed a Q&A and  Karen has shared the unedited version with us here: Q and A with Karen Clarke.  Plans are being made for Karen to speak about her trip and we will let you know once we have more info.

September is a busy month for the Charleston Green Party.  Please plan on joining us at these events!

Saturday, September 12

10:30am, Adopt a Highway, 5th Avenue

Join us for our next Adopt a Highway trash pickup in West Ashley.  Details and directions can be found on our Adopt a Highway page.

Monthly meeting

Since the first Monday of September is Labor Day, we will hold our monthly meeting following the trash pickup and NOT on Monday at Earth Fare.  The exact time will depend on how quickly we finish the pickup, so do plan on helping!  Meeting location will be at one of the nearby restaurants.  If you can not attend the pickup but want to attend the meeting, give us your phone number so we may let you know when and where we are meeting!

Sunday, September 20

1:00 – 6:00pm Charleston Peace One Day Festival, Brittlebank Park

Charleston Green Party will have a table at the festival to distribute literature, pins, and more.  Please plan on taking a shift.

Sunday, September 27

12:00 – 6:00pm Charleston Green Fair, Marion Square

Charleston Green Party will be leafletting at the fair.  Please plan on taking a shift.

Future events

November 7, Adopt a Highway, 5th Avenue

November 20-22, Vigil to close the SOA, Fort Benning, GA

The Green Party is planning on a large presence at the annual vigil to close the School of Americas/WHINSEC (aka School of Assassins), and many GP members from several southeastern states will be attending.  It is NOT too early to make your plans, especially if you need a hotel room.

If you wish to carpool from Charleston, please let me know asap!  Post a comment, email charlestongreens@gmail.com, or call 843-763-7304

Please join us for the annual state convention of the South Carolina Green Party in Columbia on Saturday, August 8th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. We will be meeting at the new Black Caucus Community Center, 2523 Read Street, Columbia, SC 29204.

The community center is near the corner of Read Street and Two Notch Road. From the State House, at the corner of Gervais and Assembly, go east on Gervais, past Bull Street and Harden Street, and then turn left on Millwood Avenue (following the signs for Highway 1). Go north 8/10 of a mile on Millwood (it turns into Two Notch Road as you pass Forest Drive), and then turn left onto Read Street. Go west on Read Street for a short while, past Harper Street, and 2523 will be on your right.

Everyone is encouraged to attend!

Registration will begin at 1:45. The main items on the agenda are the elections for the Steering Committee and a discussion of SCGP goals for 2009-2010.
a. Report from Steering Committee on 2008-2009
b. Election of Steering Committee members
c. Reports from Locals
d. Setting SCGP Goals for 2009-10
e. Organizing for action at state and local levels
f. Adjournment

Our August meeting is Monday, Aug 3, 7pm at Earth Fare on Folly Road Blvd.  We’ll be in the cafe so please plan to join us!

Here are a few of the upcoming events we are planning for:

  • State SCGP Meeting 8/8, Columbia
  • Adopt a Highway 9/12, 5th Ave
  • Peace One Day Festival 9/20, Brittlebank Park
  • Green Fair 9/27, Marion Square
  • SOA vigil & protest 11/20-22, Fort Benning GA