April 19, 2008

People for Peace, Justice and Healing met Saturday, April 19, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Associated Ministries. Present for check-in were Mark, Sallie, Rob, Colleen, Vivi, and Karen.

We discussed Ann Wright's recent visits to the neighborhood (Shiloh Baptist) and PLU the previous Wednesday. Those of us who were able to attend expressed our appreciation for her contributions. Many of us bought her book. (It was reported that about 30 were sold locally.) Among other current affairs -- including Rob's report on the Green Festival -- we were able to talk Colleen into describing her recent visit to her daughter-in-law in Israel, descriptions of her neighborhood, and the (tense) atmosphere there. Colleen also told us about her trips to Jordan and Egypt. It was a great trip!


Digging Deeper: Mondays April 21 and 28, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Mandolin Cafe, discussion of Howard Zinn's books A Power Governments Cannot Suppress (2006) and You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (1994; new ed. 2002).

Dialogue on Immigration with author Jane Guskin, King's Books, April 22, 7:00 p.m. Jane Guskin will also speak on "Politics of Immigration" at Carwein Auditorium, University of Washington Campus on Wednesday, April 23, for 2 to 4 p.m.

Nontombi Naomi Tutu is guest speaker at a luncheon at the Murano Hotel, Wednesday, April 23, at 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. She is the daughter of Desmond Tutu and will speak on human rights issues.

Vigil: Union Station, Wednesday, April 23, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with People for Peace, Justice and Healing and 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m. with Women in Black.

Voter Owned Elections: A forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters, America In Solidarity, and the Unitarian Church will be held at the Unitarian Church, 1115 South 56th, on Saturday, May 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,