MEETING NOTES FOR PEOPLE FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND HEALING
People for Peace, Justice and Healing met on Sat., Jan. 8, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at Beyond the Bridge Coffee House on the corner of 6th Avenue and Anderson. Present for check-in: Sallie, Mark, Rob, Carl, Karen, Colleen. Discussion: Our new digs... (?), Sallie's trip, and the New Year.
1. INTERFAITH CAMP: Sallie
Although "nothing was done" on behalf of the Interfaith Camp while Sallie was gone, Sallie and Cathy still hope to pull something together re: the Camp. Although sensing that it may be too late, Sallie has sent an email and hopes six people will step forward to see if they can raise some funds. Sallie stated that the day-camp idea lacks the milieu that an overnight camp creates when campers actually live with each other for a short period while learning about each other's backgrounds and traditions. Sallie said another possibility would be a long weekend special work project which would include "reflection periods" where the day's work and events could be considered. Work at the Chinese Reconciliation Pagoda was seen, for instance, as an appropriate project. Some cost estimates for the camp: around $25,000. Colleen mentioned a "peace camp" that her daughter participated in some years ago which she found worthwhile. Discussion also about reserving space at Camp Seymour for 2012.
2. HOPE TIEG REQUEST: Mark
Mark introduced Hope Tieg as a teacher looking for a speaker on issues of peace. Mark asked Sallie if she'd be available... perhaps to talk about the Interfaith Camp. Sallie agreed. Karen suggested one of the Plowshares Five might be available also to speak.
1. MLK AT BANGOR: On Sat., Jan. 15, there will be an all day event at Ground Zero, Bangor, honoring and commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Guest artists: The Raging Grannies. This is an all day nonviolent vigil and nonviolent action, a traditional event at the gates of Bangor, Kitsap County. For more information google Ground Zero Non-Violent Action.
2. MLK AT URBAN GRACE: On Sun., Jan. 16, there will be a Redeeming the Vision 2011 interfaith service at Urban Grace, 902 Market St., from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. This event honors local citizens and features live music, spoken word performances, dance, and music. For more information go to www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation