People for Peace, Justice, and Healing
January 17, 2009

People for Peace, Justice and Healing met Saturday, January 17, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Associated Ministries. Present for check-in were: Sallie, Nancy, Colleen, Mark, Rob, Terry, Sheila, and Karen.


1. LINDA FRANK AT KING'S BOOKS, Friday, January 23 (Nancy).
In response to concern about Israel/Palestine, Linda Frank will be speaking this coming Friday, January 23, at 7:00 p.m. at King's Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402. Her subject is "Gaza: Separating the Facts from the Myths." Flyers to publicize this event are available from Linda at Linda's second presentation of this subject will be January 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the University of Puget Sound at the Wheelock Student Center Rotunda. Both events are free and open to the public. In her talk Linda will discuss and attempt to answer the following: The ceasefire: Who broke it? What do Palestinians really want? What do the Israelis really want? What is America's role in the conflict? How does Gaza fit into the larger Israeli/Palestine conflict? Is there still an Arab-Israeli conflict? How and why Israel helped to bring Hamas to power. The Gaza siege. The news about Hamas that isn't in the news. The missing pieces of the missing peace. What you can do to bring security to all parties. Linda Frank is a native New Yorker, a former student of Judaism, helped found the local Women in Black and is a member of United for Peace of Pierce County, People for Peace, Justice, and Healing, and the Northwest Middle East Peace Forum. This event is sponsored by United for Peace of Pierce County.

Service at Urban Grace in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, January 18. Music, dance, spoken word. Recognition of leaders in the ethnic community.

PJH is co-sponsoring with the Democratic Party a Presidential Inaugural Party at the Swiss Tavern, this Tuesday, January 20, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Music by The Disclaimers. Band starts at 7:00 p.m. No host bar. Free admission. Spoken word and hip hop by Josh Reisberg and Luke Smiraldo. The Swiss is located at the corner of South 19th and South Jefferson. For more information: Jan at or Jeannie at

4. CINDY and CRAIG CORRIE (Nancy).
Rachel's parents will be with us on February 10 at King's Books.

Other: Members of PJH are invited to attend a meeting with congressional aids of Marie Cantwell and Adam Smith this coming Friday at 9:00 p.m. Contact Sallie for further information.

Discussion: War Crimes, accountability, FOR, Olympia war memorial for those who have died in Iraq, march being planned in commemoration of the War in Iraq in March.

If you want to pick up international (broader and more in-depth) media, Mark recommends going online at You can pick up Al-Jazeera TV, France 24, etc. around the world news broadcasts streaming live.

Postcards distributed for persons wishing to contact and protest (1) the CEO of Motorola for Motorola/Israel's services used by Israel to commit human rights abuses. (2) Members of Congress re: military aid to Israel and asking Congress to hold Israel accountable for violation of U. S. Law.

Group adjourned to Sallies' computer to view a video of the landing of Flight 1549 on the Hudson River on Jan. 15.

Respectfully submitted,