Saturday, April 9, 2005

Meeting Notes for People for Peace, Justice, and Healing

People for Peace, Justice and Healing met on April 9, 2005, at Associated Ministries at 10:00 a.m. resolved to conclude at noon. Mission accomplished - almost. Present for check-in: Sallie, Mark, Rob, Karen K. Vivi, Colleen, Karen H., Barbara.


Colleen announced that following the reading of the proposal to the City Council, their committee feels they need make no more revisions in their presentation. The committee is uncertain when the proposal will be read at City Council meeting, but she and/or Mark will be sure to announce it online. She is looking for a good audience to encourage passage of the proposal by their presence in Council Chambers.

Last Wednesday an enthusiastic interfaith group met to discuss a peace camp for summer 2006. Representatives included members of the Islamic Community, 2 representatives from Temple Beth El, two from the Y and Camp Seymour, John Briehl, Sallie, Sheila and Kyle. The group viewed the video introduced to us by Laura called "Trust Me" of an interfaith camp in North Carolina. Questions still being considered by the group include whether (or not) to stick to a concentration on monotheistic religions (Muslim, Christian and Jewish) (or not) and age and gender of participants. Participants are eager to start pre-planning for the camp's ecumenical focus. Other cooperating groups will include members of the Interfaith Round Table, South Sound Peace and Justice Center and Associated Ministries. A question was raised by Karen K. about whether public schools will be involved and Sallie thought that likely since John Briehl is on the committee. Sallie will announce next meeting time and place.

FAIR: Colleen
Colleen talked to David Zeeck, TNT, and although they aren't interested in co-sponsoring a talk by Jeff Cohen of FAIR about fairness and accuracy in the media, they offered the use of their Baker room on May 24. The TNT will also do a possible story -- unclear whether this would be a pre- or post- event story -- and some PR about the event. Discussion of what it would take to get an audience of about 100. Sallie decided to check out some PPJH friends to see if there is a further interest in helping promote the event. Colleen also wants to find out who is sponsoring Jeff Cohen in Seattle and where he will be speaking on Monday the 23rd to see if we could piggy back on their promotional efforts. Tabled.

The Mandolin has cancelled our "reservation" for Tuesday night because of an event at the Cafe. Mark suggested we encourage our group to attend EYES WIDE OPEN event on the same night. There is a sign at the cafe announcing Tuesday's cancellation. Group didn't feel we had enough time to change venue. Karen suggested we get email or phone numbers of regular participants. Karen H. will be at the Mandolin on Tuesday night for 20 minutes to tell people we've cancelled.

Question suggested for next Cafe: Do people value (events and activities) they don't have to pay for...or do they only value what they've paid for? Referred to Mark for development.


JIM WALLIS will speak at St. Leo's, Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m. He is the author of God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It.

COUNTER RECRUITMENT GROUP will meet this coming Wednesday, 4/13. Place and time TBA or call Sallie at (253) 383-3056.

EYES WIDE OPEN -- American Friends Service Committee exhibit at the U.of W. Tacoma, enter at Pacific Avenue entry, April 12 and 13, 10:00 to 8:00 on Tuesday and 10:00 to 6:00 on Wednesday. Volunteers still needed. during day hours.

FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION: This Sunday at Hillside Church/Quaker Meeting Hall. 6:00 Potluck, 7:00 showing of END OF SUBURBIA.

FOR Spring Assembly coming April 23 in West Seattle. Look for Vivi's Announcement

ACLU and UPS student's ACLU group, April 21, 7 p.m. at MacIntyre Hall: Drug Policy Reform