MEETING NOTES FOR PEOPLE FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND HEALING
People for Peace, Justice, and Healing
February 28, 2009
People for Peace, Justice and Healing met Saturday, February 28, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Associated Ministries. Present for check-in: Sallie S., Sally M., Vivi, Mark, Sol, and Rob.
1. DEBRIEF (All)
Discussion of last night's UFPPC presentation by Mike Coburn
2. REFLECTIONS ON THE NEW ADMINISTRATION (All)
Discussion of President Obama's strategy, tactics, and budget, and of the present political conjuncture.
1. DIGGING DEEPER READS NIALL FERGUSON'S THE ASCENT OF MONEY (Mark).
On Mon., Mar. 2, at 7:00 p.m., UFPPC's study circle, Digging Deeper, will examine Niall Ferguson's The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (Penguin Press, 2008), at the Mandolin Cafe, 3928 S. 12th St., Tacoma, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
2. GROUND ZERO ACTION (Sallie)
On Sunday, Mar. 1, to mark PACIFIC ISLANDER DAY and the anniversary of the U.S. detonation of a nuclear test bomb over Bikini Atoll, the Pacific Life Community is organizing an action at Trident Main Gate at Bangor. This schedule has been posted: 10:30am - Arrive at Ground Zero (time to look around); 11 am - Circle at Ground Zero, including brown-bag lunch; noon - Procession (or carpool) to Trident Main Gate; 12:30pm - Ritual at Main Gate; 12:45pm - Nonviolent Direct Action. Wait for resistersírelease until 1:30. 2:00pm - Closing circle at Ground Zero. Finished by 2:30; locals help travelers reach departure points. See web site for more information.
3. TIM SMITH SPEAKS AT HILLSIDE (Vivi)
On Sun., Mar. 8, Tim Smith will speak on Christianity, immigration, and the Northwest Detention Center at the Hillside Community Community Church, 2508 S. 39th St., Tacoma, WA.