Saturday, March 26, 2005

Meeting Notes for People for Peace, Justice, and Healing

People for Peace, Justice and Healing met Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Associated Ministries. Present for check-in were Sallie, Karen H., Sheila and Kyle, Sol, Colleen, Vivi, Karen K., Rob, Laura. Discussion -- the march in Seattle on March 19th. The Interfaith Service at First United Methodist on March 20th, the meeting of the Progressive Roundtable, and a bunch of other stuff.


Question for Mark to make meaningful and provocative: Right to Life/Right to Death issue, Terry Schiavo and current controversy over right to life/right to death issues and the related actions of the U.S. President and Congress.

The Citizen's Oversight Committee will present their current proposal to the City Council this coming Tuesday at the Council's study session. The Committee is hoping the proposal will be read at and voted on at a Council meeting in the coming weeks and will be asking supporters to be present.

Sallie announced the availability of Jeff Cohen, a published expert on media and its responsibilities, as a possible speaker. Colleen will contact TNT to see if they would be interested in sponsoring an event on fairness in the media.

Tabled to next meeting of PJH.


Kent Alcorn who had a heart operation in January and some consequent complications is now home convalescing.

EARTH CHARTER: The date for the annual Earth Charter session will be October 8 of this year. Place and program to be announced. Those interested in being a part of the planning meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at the Mandolin Cafe at 7 p.m.

EYES WIDE OPEN: This nationally touring exhibit sponsored by the American Friend's Service Committee will be in Tacoma at the University of Washington Campus on April 12 and 13. They are looking for volunteers and/or peace keepers. Peace keeper training with Mark Nelson at 1st United Methodist Church, Saturday, April 9th, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Local contact: Chris Willard, 253-756-0194 or email:

PROGRESSIVE ROUND TABLE: Next meeting is at Shakabrah Restaurant on 6th Avenue at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, April 22.

VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY: A 7-week discussion course on "learning ways to live more deliberately and having more time for what you truly want to do." Course book is $15. First meeting, Monday, March 28th, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Tullys Coffee @ 764 Broadway. Contact: or phone: 253-853-7001.