MEETING NOTES FOR PEOPLE FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND HEALING
February 23, 2008
People for Peace, Justice and Healing met Saturday, February 23, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at Associated Ministries. Present for check-in were: Sheila, Karen, Karen, Sally M., Sallie S., Nancy, Mark, Vivi, Colleen. We spent most of the morning planning for our fundraiser, "Our Dinner with My Dinner with Andre," to take place Saturday evening, March 1 at 6:00 p.m. at Associated Ministries. The film, "My Dinner with Andre" will be shown at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner, prepared principally by Colleen, Karen, and Sallie S. Discussion concerned tickets, dinner supplies, decorations, who will do what to prepare for the event and technical concerns. A few tickets are still available for $20 each; call Sallie Shawl at 253-383-3056 ext. 105 if interested.
Other discussion covered a Guerrilla Theater performance to take place, Sunday, 2/24 at University Place Safeway, and Louisa's report from Washington Public Campaigns. A bill supporting the focus interests of Washington Public Campaigns -- public financing of elections -- was recently passed in the Washington State House and Senate. Several states -- including the states of Maine and Arizona -- have had similar laws functioning for some time. The aim of this movement is the financing of candidates to run for public office who aren't wealthy or don't have wealthy connections. For more information or to join the group or how to enlist a speaker to speak at one of your groups, contact washclean.org or for information about local group meetings: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail contributions to Washington Public Campaigns, P. O. Box 45088, Seattle, Wa 98145-0088
Nonviolent social justice advocate James Lawson will speak Monday, February 25, 7:00 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1211 S. "I" Street; Tuesday, February 26, at 12:00 noon-1:30 p.m. at St. John's Baptist, 2001 S. J Street; and Wednesday, February 27, 7:00 p.m. Univ. of Washington/Tacoma in the BHS Room 106 above the book store.
The unit on "The Sustainability Revolution" will conclude this Monday, February 25, 7 p.m. at the Mandolin.
S.T.E.P.S. forum meets Monday, February 25, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Friend's Meeting House, 2508 S. 39th St. (behind Borders).
Speaks about his encounters with the Iraqi people and the events that shaped their lives over the last eight years. King's Books, 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 29. Admission is free.
OUR DINNER WITH MY DINNER WITH ANDRE
PJH fundraiser, Saturday, March 1, 6:00 p.m. Movie and Dinner, tickets $20 -- a great movie, a "home cooked" meal and candlelight. Associated Ministries. A few tickets are still available for $20 each; call Sallie Shawl at 253-383-3056 ext. 105 if interested.
A documentary film about globalization and unfair labor practices co-sponsored by the ACLU student group of the Univ. of Washington. March 3, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the OLD Longshoreman's Hall at 1710 Market Street. Special speaker, the film's co-director Sergio De La Torre. Free refreshments.
DR. ABDELFATTAH ABUSROUR
Tuesday, March 4, 7:00 p.m. First Congregational Church, 209 S. "J" Street -co-sponsored by the Micah Project of the First Methodist Church. Dr. Abusrour will offer a power point presentation and talk about his work in non-violence and creative expression in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in Bethlehem.
MARIJUANA: Time for a Conversation
Presented by A.C.L.U., Pierce County Chapter,Wednesday, March 5, Tacoma Public Library, 7:00 p.m. video, hosted by Rick Steves, and speaker: Alison Chinn Holcolm.