Saturday, February 26, 2005

Meeting Notes for People for Peace, Justice, and Healing

People for Peace, Justice and Healing met February 26, 2005, at Associated Ministries at 10:00 a.m. Present were Kyle, Sheila, Karen, Sallie, Colleen, and Rob. Discussion topics included the Arts, Steve and Kristi at Rhapsody in Bloom, Scott Fife, artist, Art, theories of evolution and consciousness, Ken Wilbur, hope and absence of same and any member who wasn't there. (Just kidding on the latter.)


Discussion on the Arts (re: Academy Awards this Sunday.) Topics touched on the parameters this society places on the arts (restrictions and limits), censorship, commercialism, effects of competition. Unable to formulate the question, the matter was referred to Mark who returns Sunday from east coast. Colleen suggested as a possibility if "Art" doesn't yield a question: Social Security. Referred to Mark.


ACLU: Colleen
At a recent meeting in Seattle (sorry, I've lost the name of the event), Colleen reported that (one of the) guest speakers -- Rick Steves, the PBS travel guy, reported that his tours have been put on a R (for restricted) list because they visit the famous sculpture DAVID.

Sallie reported that this group is going well and she's enthusiastic about the work. They've broken into sub and issue groups. This group meets at Jean's House on Wednesdays at 6-6:30 to 8:00. They are working on bringing information about their rights and (counter to the military) opportunities to young people in the public school system.

This group also meets on Wednesdays at Tully's, downtown on Broadway, 6:00 to 8:00. (Group includes Chris Willard and Joe Eggers.) This is a traveling exhibit of "boots" put together by the American Friend's Service. University of Washington is the site for the exhibit which is scheduled for April 12th and 13. Volunteers are needed. Main job -- to invite passersby to visit the exhibit. They will use the stairs at U.W. beside the bookstore and the shed of display purposes. They are trying to raise $3,000 to pay for the exhibit. PJH votes to donate $100 to the event. Consensus.


Next Saturday, March 5 only, we will meet with the PROGRESSIVE ROUNDTABLE at the Carpenter's Hall at 1322 South Fawcett at 10 a.m. RSVP to, or call 253-351-0511 (e-mail preferred). "Finally... A relationship-building forum for progressives. Community leaders, progressive organizations of all kinds, and active progressive group members are all welcome. Enjoy a continental breakfast/Speakers outlining this vision/Introductions to other community leaders/Networking. BECAUSE WE CAN GET MORE DONE TOGETHER. This first event is sponsored by the Tacoma/Pierce County Chapter of the Steelworkers Associate Members. (The time of future meetings will be determined at the Mar. 5 event, but we are assured it will not be on Saturday mornings.)

CONVERSATION CAFE: Tuesday night, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mandolin. Be there or be square.

A kick-off meeting for the EARTH CHARTER will be held Wednesday, March 9th at the Mandolin Cafe at 7:00 p.m.