MEETING NOTES FOR PEOPLE FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND HEALING
People for Peace, Justice, and Healing
May 23, 2009
People for Peace, Justice and Healing met Saturday, May 23, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at Associated Ministries. Present for check-in were: Nancy, Sheila, Rob, Mark, Terry, Colleen, Sallie, and Ray.
We sadly transmit word of the death last weekend of Al Kammerzell, for many years a presence at PJH meetings. Alfred Kammerzell was born and raised in Eastern Washington. He graduated from Eastern Washington College with B.A. degrees in Language Arts and Education. Al was a Federal Civil Service retiree and a co-founder of the group Puget Sound Poetry Connection. His work appeared in the anthologies Dark Orchid and Earthrise. He also published in the journal Raven Chronicles and many issues of the journal Moonthorne Tapestry. Al possessed an indomitable spirit and devoted much of his time in his later years to antiwar and peace work. A memorial will be held at the Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1115 S. 56th, Tacoma WA 98408, on Saturday, May 30, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. . Sympathy cards may be addressed to the family: Mr. and Mrs. Claude Kammerzell and Paul, 4214 80th Ave W., University Place, WA 98466.
1. ETHNIC FEST (All)
Plans scrapped for a second booth at Ethnic Fest (July 25-27) to demonstrate the plight of refugees.
2. NEXT SATURDAY (Sallie S.)
Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Convention Center. Easels (either table or floor) are needed for the Associated Ministries dinner -- they can be dropped off at AM before 2:00 p.m. Fri., May 29.
3. ISBN FOR REPORT OF THE CITIZENS' HEARING ON THE LEGALITY OF U.S. ACTIONS IN IRAQ; THE CASE OF LT. EHREN WATADA (Ray)
1. JUNE DIGGING DEEPER BOOKS (Mark) Books to be discussed in June: June 1, 2009: Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay, What We Leave Behind (Seven Stories Press, 2009). -- June 8 & 15, 2009: Russ Baker, Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America (Bloomsbury Press, 2008) & William Greider, Come Home, America: The Rise and Fall (and Redeeming Promise) of America (Rodale Books, 2009). -- June 22 & 29, 2009: Eamonn Fingleton, In the Jaws of the Dragon: America’s Fate in the Coming Era of Chinese Hegemony (Thomas Donne, 2008) & Lester R. Brown, Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (W.W. Norton, 2008), rev. ed. (orig. ed. 2003). -- DIGGING DEEPER is the study circle of United for Peace of Pierce County and meets every Monday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mandolin Café, 3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma, WA.