Saturday, May 7, 2005

Meeting Notes for People for Peace, Justice, and Healing

People for Peace, Justice and Healing met Saturday, May 7, 2005 at Associated Ministries. Present for check-in were Mark, Sally, Sheila and Kyle, Colleen, Louisa, Karen and Karen. It was discussed and then determined that Sallie was at Ground Zero for Mother's Day action. Further general discussion.


Question for coming week: (I kid you not.) Which do you choose - Truth or Beauty?

Mark reported that members of the committee are encouraged by developments - they are collecting good materials and making contacts. Mark complimented for handsome picture in paper. Mark reported on action at Foss when principal cancelled activity because, according to principal, proper procedures hadn't been followed, although one teacher had made four attempts to get event on the calendar. Discussion ongoing in CR group about style and tactics. Mark reported on his conversation with JrROTC officer. One of the major goals of CR at this time is to get the information out that parents have a right to ask their children's school not to give their child's name, address, et al to the military. They must ask, however, or the information will go automatically to the military under No Child Left Behind Act. ACLU through Colleen is monitoring events to see that civil rights of students aren't appropriated. Mark said Sallie is anxious that tensions don't escalate. There will be an event May 18 at Associated Ministries. Details to follow.

Karen asked that people email Gregoire in support of her attempt to stop legislation that would open up Federal and State forest lands to roads. Louisa said she would try to get us a hyperlink to Gregoire's office.

Mark recommends that we see (or show) this three-hour film. Discussion of a "movie day" or a way to show this film at one of our regularly scheduled meetings or for a larger group at a larger venue.


May 10 is National Day of Action Day - to support military resistance.

Mark recommends reading THE NEW AMERICAN MILITARISM by Andrew Bacevich.

Email Adam Smith and thank him for voting no on CAFTA

FOR and Wa Physicians for Social Responsibility are sponsoring an all day conference on May 14 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Seattle Unity Church, 200 Eighth Avenue N., Seattle 98109. The title of the conference is BEYOND OIL, Challenges and Opportunities for Peace, Jobs, Justice and Sustainability. Keynote speaker is Michael Klare.

FOR has changed its regularly monthly scheduled meeting to: Business meeting at 3:00. Program at 4:00. The second half of the film END OF SUBURBIA will be shown.

Vivi also announced that the Seabeck Conference this year will be July 1 through 4.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Wobblies (IWW) a benefit concert for Jobs With Justice will be held Saturday, May 7 at St. Leo's at 7:15 p.m.

TOOLS OF CHANGE: Karen A new circle will be opening up in the fall for anyone who would like to participate in this study. "Circles" explore all levels of being, transformative conversation, meditation and the work of Margo Adair.