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Columbia Rotary Clubs Plan Peace Initiative

Posted: Jan 17, 2013 7:19 PM by Mengti Xu
Updated: Jan 17, 2013 7:25 PM

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COLUMBIA - Six local rotary clubs will work together in February on a peace initiative for improving race relations in Columbia.

There will be two showings of "Battle: Change from Within," a film about the challenges local educator Eliot Battle and his late wife, Muriel, faced while raising a family in what was once a segregated community.

The film will be shown at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 5 at Ragtag Cinema, and 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Columbia Public Library. The film is free to the public.

In addition to the showings, each local rotary club will show the film during a regular club meeting in January. The clubs also bought copies of the film for local schools to use in the classroom.

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