Meeting


No Nukes Tour featuring Howie Hawkins

Saturday, noon, 235 Robert Scott Smalls Bldg, CofC (this is the math building on Calhoun directly across from Starbucks and Kinkos)

The outline of environmental injustice overshadows nuclear power. This injustice extends to commercial nuclear plants, uranium mines, fuel enrichment and fabrication plants, and waste sites. Most of all, this injustice affects miners, nuclear workers, and families living near radioactive facilities.

Recent studies indicate that there is nuclear power-related environmental injustice, particularly in the southeastern United States. Is this ongoing inequality deliberate? Or have the habits and patterns of the past become so much a part of the landscape that the image of a colorblind society can be maintained even while injustice persists?

A press conference will follow at 4pm at the Mt Pleasant Library.

About Howie Hawkins

Howie Hawkins has been an organizer in movements for peace, justice, labor, the environment, and independent politics since the late 1960s.

He has run for a number of local, state and national offices as a Green. Most recently, he received over 60,000 votes as candidate for NY Governor. He offered a platform for a New Green Deal in his campaign for Governor of NY.

After attending Dartmouth College in the early 1970s, Howie worked in construction in New England and helped organize a workers cooperative that specialized in energy audits, efficiency retrofits, and solar and wind installations.

He was a co-founder of the anti-nuclear Clamshell Alliance in 1976 and the Green Party in the US in 1984.

Howie moved to Syracuse in 1991 to develop cooperatives for Common Works, a federation of cooperatives working for an economy that is cooperatively owned, democratically controlled, and ecologically sustainable.

“We need a Green New Deal that restores the commitments in the old New Deal including full employment, income security, and the right to health care. And we need to go beyond the old New Deal with a Green New Deal that taxes the rich to fund a public investment program that puts people back to work building a sustainable prosperity based on replacing nuclear and fossils fuels with clean renewable energy, mass transit, organic agriculture, and clean manufacturing “

Howie is a member of Teamsters Local 317 and unloads trucks at UPS.  Howie Hawkins will participate in all tour stops.

Our September meeting is Wednesday, September 21, 7:00pm at Earth Fare on Folly Road Blvd.  Look for us in the cafe.  Please bring a friend and join us!

Adopt-a-Highway trash pickup – Saturday, September 10, 10:30am.  Meet us in front of the Emanuel AME Church on the corner of 5th Ave and St. Andrews Blvd in West Ashley.

Our August meeting is Wednesday, August 17, 7:00pm at Earth Fare on Folly Road Blvd.  Look for us in the cafe.  Please bring a friend and join us!

Upcoming events

South Carolina Green Party Steering Committee monthly meeting – Saturday, August 20, Richland County Main (downtown) Library, Columbia SC, noon-4:00pm.  This meeting is open to the public.

Rally and March to end the wars – Saturday, August 27, US Customs House (corner of E Bay and Meeting), 11:00am.  Rally begins at 11:00am, followed by a march to Marion Square at noon.  It’s time to end these senseless wars and to bring our troops home.  Bring signs and lots of friends – let’s make this an event that can’t be missed by media or passersby!


Adopt-a-Highway trash pickup
– Saturday, September 10, 10:30am.  Meet us in front of the Emanuel AME Church on the corner of 5th Ave and St. Andrews Blvd in West Ashley.

Our July meeting is Wednesday, July 20, 7:00pm at Earth Fare on Folly Road Blvd.  Look for us in the cafe.  Please bring a friend and join us!

Upcoming events

South Carolina Green Party Steering Committee monthly meeting – Saturday, August 20, Columbia SC (location TBD), noon-4:00pm.  This meeting is open to the public.

Rally and March to end the wars – Saturday, August 27, Customs House, 11:00am.  This event is sponsored by multiple groups and individuals.  Rally begins at 11:00am, followed by a march to Marion Square at noon.  It’s time to end these senseless wars and to bring our troops home.  Bring signs and lots of friends – let’s make this an event that can’t be missed by media or passersby!


Adopt-a-Highway trash pickup
– Saturday, September 10, 10:30am.  Meet us in front of the Emanuel AME Church on the corner of 5th Ave and St. Andrews Blvd.

Our June meeting is Wednesday, June 15, 7:00pm at Earth Fare on Folly Road Blvd.  Please join us!

Upcoming events

South Carolina Green Party Steering Committee monthly meeting – Saturday, June 18, noon – 4:00pm, at the Richland County Main Library in downtown Columbia.  This meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome.

Our May meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 7:00pm at Earth Fare on Folly Road Blvd (in the South Windermere Plaza).  Look for us in the cafe.  Bring a friend and join us!

Our next meeting is Wednesday, April 20, 7pm at Earth Fare on Folly Road Blvd (in the South Windermere Plaza).  We will be in the cafe, so bring a friend, grab a snack, and join us!

Upcoming Events

South Carolina Green Party annual convention – our convention is Saturday, May 14 at the Happy China Buffet restaurant, 2250 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC.  The convention is open to the public and everyone is welcome.  We have some awesome speakers lined up plus information on how you can become more involved, so please plan on joining us!

11:00 – 12:00 business meeting

12:00 – 1:00 lunch, registration

1:00 – 4:00 annual convention

More details will be posted soon.  Also, please contact us at charlestongreens@gmail.com if you need or can offer a ride!

Our March meeting will be a little different this month as we make a field trip to Gov. Haley’s first Charleston town hall meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30pm, at Randolph Hall Physicians Auditorium at the College of Charleston.  Haley’s office has described the event as a chance for her to discuss her agenda and for voters to learn how we can move it forward – we need to tell Haley that we will NOT be her pawns in her agenda against the working people of South Carolina! The Charleston Green Party will be outside of Randolph Hall Physicians Auditorium at 5:30pm with signs as we picket in support of the working people of South Carolina and against Haley’s anti-people agenda. Those who wish to speak out at the meeting should try to get into the meeting early – we expect it to be a standing room crowd.

Upcoming events

March 12 – Rally for a Moral Budget

Stand up against Haley’s massive attacks against basic human services!  Join the Rally for a Moral Budget, Saturday, March 12, 1:00pm at the Statehouse. Plan on being a part of history as we the people tell the SC legislature to stop the crippling cuts to critical services. Sponsored by SC Christian Action Council, SC NAACP, Ties That Bind Coalition, SC Education Association, SC Progressive Network, plus many more.

The ILA has a FREE bus to the rally! The bus leaves from ILA Hall (1442 Morrison Drive) at 10:00 Saturday morning. The plan is for the bus to return immediately after the rally – between 2:30 and 3:00 PM. If you wish to reserve a seat, call Leonard Riley at 830-4471.

March 12 – SC Green Party Steering Committee meeting

The state party monthly steering committee meeting will be held at 2:30pm on Saturday, March 12 at the Richland County Main Library.  We will be in the Baker & Baker Room – all are invited to attend!

March 26 – Workshop – Are You Ready to Run?

Southeastern Institute for Women in Politics presents the workshop: Are You Ready to Run?

Date: March 26, 2011
Time: 8:30 AM – 3 PM
Registration: $45 ~ includes lunch and training materials; $35 ~ Student rate. Please bring your student ID card.
Location: Charleston School of Law

Considering a run for office? Or working in a campaign? This one-day session is designed to put all the elements in order so you can make the decision wisely. Once your decision is made, we’ll give you a good overview of what you’ll need to know to be organized and effective. Our session trainer, Ruth Sherlock, is an experienced campaign manager and fundraiser and when she isn’t working to help women of South Carolina run and win, she is president of her own consulting firm, Sherlock and Associates.

For more info and to register, see http://www.scelectswomen.com/events/seiwip-events/2011/03/26/chasready2run/

March 29 – Women’s History Month

Join the American Association of University Women in celebration of Women’s History Month as they watch the compelling story of the suffragettes’ difficult fight for the right to vote for women in the Golden Globes Award winning film, Iron Jawed Angels.

When: Tuesday, March 29 at 06:00 PM
Where:The Terrace Theater, 1956 Maybank Highway
Price for this event: $10 for adults and $7 for those who are 18 years or younger

The film begins at 6:45 pm. Prior to the film at 6:00 pm, there will be a reception and cash bar to meet AAUW members and learn about their group. AAUW is offering for a brief time 1/2 off the national portion of its membership dues. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the Charleston chapter.

Please RSVP at 843-881-7621 by March 22, 2011.

May 14 – SC Green Party Annual Convention

Join Greens from across the state for our annual meeting & convention.  Time and location will be announced shortly.

Join the American Association of University Women in celebration of Women’s History Month as they watch the compelling story of the suffragettes’ difficult fight for the right to vote for women in the Golden Globes Award winning film, Iron Jawed Angels.When: Tuesday, March 29 at 06:00 PM
Where:The Terrace Theater, 1956 Maybank Highway
Price for this event: $10 for adults and $7 for those who are 18 years or younger 

The film begins at 6:45 pm. Prior to the film at 6:00 pm, there will be a reception and cash bar to meet AAUW members and learn about their group. AAUW is offering for a brief time 1/2 off the national portion of its membership dues. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the Charleston chapter.

Please RSVP at 843-881-7621 by March 22, 2011.

Our February meeting is Wednesday, February 16 at 7:00pm at Earth Fare on Folly Road Blvd (in the South Windermere Plaza).  Look for us in the cafe!

Upcoming Events

Two training sessions are being offered for those who are interested in running for elected office or are interested in working on a winning campaign.

Camp Wellstone training – Camp Wellstone offers amazing trainings for candidates, campaign staff, and activists.  Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the upcoming training in Atlanta, March 4-6.

Are you ready to run?one day training session offered by the Southeastern Institute for Women in Politics, March 26, in Charleston.  Additional trainings are offered in Rock Hill, Columbia, and Greenville.

Our January meeting is Wednesday, January 19 at 7:00pm at Earth Fare on Folly Road Blvd (in the South Windermere Plaza).  We will be in the cafe – please join us!

Upcoming Events

Adopt a Highway – Saturday, February 5, 10:30 am

Meet us in front of the historic Emanuel AME Church on the corner of 5th Ave and St Andrews Blvd for our quarterly trash pick up.

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