Meeting notes for People for Peace, Justice, and Healing

People for Peace, Justice and Healing met January 27, 2007, at Associated Ministries at 10 a.m. Present for check-in were Sally M., Sallie S., Rob, Nancy, Louisa, Mark, Sol, Karen H., Karen K., Vivi, and Sheila.

Leonard Peltier Rally: After considerable discussion of calendar and event conflicts and our difficulties in procuring a good place to host the post-rally and march community dinner as we have for the last several years at First United Methodist Church, group voted to regretfully notify Arthur that we wouldn't be able to host a meal and gathering following this year's rally scheduled for February 10. Sallie will notify Arthur of our regrets and try to reserve kitchen/dining space at First Congregational for the first two Saturdays in February '08. A donation basket was passed and Karen was asked to send a check to TLPSG in support of the event.

Adam Smith Town Hall: Those wishing to stand with Women In Black are encouraged to gather at First Congregational Church on February 10, a half hour before the 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. event. Louisa discussed the possibility of holding a silent auction event in the entry way (narthex?) into the sanctuary prior and during the event. She will contact First Congregational to see if they are willing for her to use the space to that effect.

Discussion of Watada activities at Ft. Lewis, February 5.


PEACE PARADE, planning meeting, Wednesday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m., Associated Ministries

STEPS Forum, Monday, January 29, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Quaker House

ADAM SMITH: will speak at First Congregational Church on Saturday, February 10, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

SALON: On Sunday, February 11, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., at 3901 N. 37th St. in Tacoma, a United for Peace of Pierce County Sunday salon will present a preview of Rosalind Bell's new play, "New Orleans Monologues." Louisa Beal will also present information about her trip to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. See the UFPPC web site for details.

Karen H.