February 16, 2008

People for Peace, Justice and Healing met at Associated Ministries at 10 a.m. on February 16. Present for check-in were Karen, Karen, Sallie, Nancy, Sol, Sheila, Kyle, and Mark. Check-in and general discussion.


1. Palestine: Nancy
Discussion by Nancy of the Free Gaza Movement. Money is being collected to move boats into Gaza to take the people food and supplies. Information about this effort can be found at and -- Much is happening locally around the Palestinian issue. Treye McIntyre will present material from his trip to Palestine/Israel in 2007 at Guadalupe House on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Treye is returning to Palestine in April, hopes to stay and work for a year and learn Arabic. Nancy is also working on the March 4, 7:00 p.m. visit at the First Congregational Church of Dr. Abdelfattah Abusrour from the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem, Palestine. A play by his students will be shown at Lincoln Center. (See announcements for more...) Sallie gave Nancy important tips for publicizing the event. Karen, Sheila and Karen offered to show at the church at 6 p.m. to help Nancy with host/hostess duties and an information table. Mark will help with technical/projector, etc. needs.

2. Our Dinner With Andre: Sallie
Sallie needs help collecting floor lamps, tablecloths, centerpieces, decor, silverware, glasses, et al. Please see/talk to Sallie.


Progressive Round Table: Friday, February 22, Commencement Bay Coffee, 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.

Digging Deeper, UFPPC reading group, facilitated by Mark Jensen, The Sustainability Revolution, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30, Mandolin Cafe

Northwest Playwright's Alliance - Reading, Tully's, 9th and Broadway, 6 p.m.

Rev. James Lawson, NonViolence and Social Justice Advocate:
Monday, Feb. 25, 7:00 p.m., Shiloh Baptist, 1211 South I Street "Where Do We Go From Here?"
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., St. John Baptist, 2001 South J Street, "Dialogue on Economic Justice and the Church"
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. University of Wash./Tacoma, "Dialogue on Philosophy and Practice of Non-Violence" Reservations needed: call: 383-3056 ext 119, for information call 692-4753

S.T.E.P.S. Monday, Feb. 25, 7-9 p.m., Friend's Meeting House, 2508 S. 39th St. behind Borders

Alice Rothchild, Feb. 27, Temple Beth El, "A Doctor's Life Changing Journey Across Israel's Borders"

David Smith Ferri, poet and activist's multi-media presentation of his travels in Iraq with Voices In The Wilderness, King's Books, 7 p.m. Feb. 29

Our Dinner with My Dinner with Andre, fundraiser to benefit People for Peace, Justice and Healing, Movie and Dinner, Sat., Mar. 1, tickets $20, 1224 South I

Speaker: Dr. Abdelfattah Abusrour on his work in a refugee camp in Bethlehem, Palestine - non-violent resistance to occupation; March 4, 7:00 p.m., First Congregational Church, hosted by the Micah Project of the First Methodist Church, information at 253-952-0571 Checks payable to Associated Ministries