People for Peace, Justice, and Healing met on February 4, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Antique Sandwich Company. Present for check-in were Sallie, Carl, Sol, Sheila, Mark, Rob, and Colleen.
1. PLANNED PARENTHOOD (Colleen).
Consensus: the decision by Komen to "apologize to the American public for recent decisions" was inadequate.
2. OCCUPY TACOMA (all)
Things are in a state of flux.
3. FORECLOSURE (Sallie)
Occupy is discussing a two-pronged approach: 1) direct action in one case, perhaps more; 2) political advocacy (lobbying for a moratorium).
4. OCCUPY -- PHASE 2 (Sallie)
POINTS OF INFORMATION
1. MARROW (Rob)
Recommends restaurant at 2717 6th Ave., Tacoma, WA 98406. Website: "Marrow features two menus for our customers, The 'Marrow' side focusing on protein based dishes incorporating often overlooked meats, prepared in a modern way. And also the 'Arrow' menu showcasing elevated vegetarian dining. . . . What could be found in trendier neighborhoods of San Francisco, Portland, or Chicago is now here in Tacoma. . . . No reservations are required but please call ahead for parties larger than six. Twenty-one and over, Tues.-Sat. 4:00 p.m to 2:00 a.m.
2. SELF-EFFICACY (Carl)
A concept highlighted at a recent workshop ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-efficacy ).
3. BRAISING (Sallie)
4. LONG TIME GONE (Antique Sandwich Company)
"It appears to be a long, yes it does now, appears to be a long, yeah, yeah, appears to be a long such a long, a long (a long, a long), such a long, long time before the dawn." —David Crosby, "Long Time Gone," Crosby, Stills & Nash, Side Two, Track Four.
5. H.G. WELLS (Mark)
H.G. Wells's entertaining 1923 fantasy Men Like Gods features an appealing utopia set in an alternative universe.
1. HEALTH CARE PUBLIC MEETING (Rob)
The annual meeting of Physicians for a National Health Care Program, Western Washington Chapter, will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Sat., Mar. 3, in Room 120 of Kane Hall on the campus of the Univ. of Washington-Seattle. Entitled "Health Care and Social Justice: How We Get There, Where We Came From, Where We Are," it will feature Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Quentin Young, M.D. PNHCP national coordinator, and Teresa Mosqueda of the Washington State Labor Council. The public is invited, admission is free.
2. OCCUPY SOLIDARITY SOCIAL FORUM (Sallie)
Occupy Olympia (WA) and the Alliance for Global Justice are hosting an Occupy Solidarity Social Forum Feb. 18-19 in the Washington state capital city. The self-organized, social forum-type gathering is open to all occupiers and allies.