MEETING NOTES FOR PEOPLE FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND HEALING
People for Peace, Justice, and Healing
May 24, 2008
People for Peace, Justice, and Healing met at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2008, at Associated Ministries. Present for check-in: Sol, Colleen, Mark, Sallie S., Nancy, Terry.
1. INTERFAITH YOUTH CAMP (Sallie S.)
Mobilization of effort to find camp nurse.
2. CONOR BROWNE (Sallie S.)
Conor Browne, from Northern Ireland, who already has a Ph.D. in philosophy and is studying for an M.A. at Queens University in Belfast specializing in peace and national security studies will be in Tacoma Jun. 14-30. At 7:00 p.m. on Thurs., Jun. 26, PPJH will sponsor a talk by Conor Browne at King's Books (218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma) on his own personal story, on the N. Ireland peace process, and on future prospects for peace in other global hot spots.
3. NO MEETING MAY 31 (Sallie S.)
The PPJH meeting on Sat., May 31, is cancelled. Or, rather, transferred to Ground Zero in Bremerton: Meet at Associated Ministries at 8:45 a.m. for 9:00 a.m. driveaway to Ground Zero action called by Father Bill Bichsel on his 80th birthday. Probably back by mid-afternoon. More information: gzcenter.org (for video of the Mother’s Day 2008 action, May 11, 2008, see here; at its conclusion, the videoclip states: “The Trident submarine base at Bangor houses 2,632 nuclear weapons, 24% of the entire U.S. arsenal, the largest single stockpile of nuclear warheads in the U.S.A. Eighty people were present at the demonstration against Trident nuclear weapons at the base. Ten were arrested. Thank you.”)
1. UFPPC'S BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP ON THE DEATH OF AMERICA AND CRACKING THE CODE CONTINUES ON MAY 26 (Mark J.)
On Monday, May 26, Memorial Day, United for Peace of Pierce County's Monday night book discussion group, Digging Deeper, will conclude its examination of two books on revitalizing American democracy: Naomi Wolf's The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot (Chelsea Green, 2007) and Thom Hartmann's Cracking the Code: How to Win Hearts, Change Minds, and Restore America's Original Vision (Berrett-Koehler, 2007). -- Digging Deeper meets Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mandolin Café (3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma)....
2. UFPPC BOOK DISCUSSON GROUP EXAMINES WORK OF DAVID CAY JOHNSTON ON JUNE 2 & 9 (Mark J.)
On Jun. 2 & 9, Roger Erickson will lead UFPPC's Monday night book discussion group, Digging Deeper, in a discussion of two books by investigative reporter extraordinaire David Cay Johnston, Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch. More information here. Digging Deeper meets Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mandolin Café (3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma)
3. UFPPC BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP LOOKS AT GENETICS IN THE 21st CENTURY (Mark J.)
On Jun. 16 & 23, Dr. Ron Boothe will lead UFPPC's Monday night book discussion group, Digging Deeper, in a discussion of two recent books that shed light on the growing importance of genetics: J. Craig Venter's A Life Decoded: My Genome, My Life (Penguin, October 2007), and Ronald M. Green's Babies by Design: The Ethics of Genetic Choice (Yale UP, November, 2007). Digging Deeper meets Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mandolin Café (3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma)
4. UFPPC BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP READS PHILIP BOBBITT’S TERROR AND CONSENT (Mark J.)
On Jun. 30 & Jul. 7, Mark Jensen will lead UFPPC’s Monday night book discussion group, Digging Deeper, in a discussion of Philip Bobbit’s Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century (Alfred A. Knopf, 2008). Bobbitt is also the author of The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace, and the Course of History (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002). Digging Deeper meets Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mandolin Café (3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma)
5. TACOMA FOOD CO-OP (Sallie S.)
On Jul. 19, 2008, come to People’s Park (South 9th & MLK, Tacoma), from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., for more information about the new Tacoma Food Co-op. For more information: tacomafoodcoop.blogspot.com/
6. SOUTH SOUND COHOUSING (Sol)
From www.cohousing.org/directory/view/6216 : “Seeking members for a new community in the heart of Tacoma. We are making an offer on a property that has a newly-remodeled, 12-unit apartment building which can be converted to condos for purchase. Six units are two-bedroom, 1 bath, and 6 are one bedroom, one bath. The basement has laundry facilities, a work area, and an office with separate door on to side street. There is a large fenced lot with two huge trees, and off-street parking area. The building has a flat roof which would be perfect for a ‘green roof’ with deck, solarium, etc. and a beautiful view of the mountains and water. Adjacent to this lot are two other available lots. One has a single-family house and the other a duplex. Both are in good shape structurally but need extensive cleaning and some remodeling. They could be renovated or demolished leaving a lot where new townhouse-type units could be built facing the adjacent lot. The SE corner of that area would make a great community garden. Centrally located in an area undergoing a revitalization, it is close to bus lines, markets, government offices, schools, and lots of small businesses. Several great restaurants and watering holes nearby also. All we need now are people! We are looking for individuals, couples, and families to join in a diverse community. Since the former South Sound Cohousing had disbanded two years ago, there are only a few of us from the old group getting this started. We'll use some interim CC & R's to give some structure and then see what develops among the folks who show up! You can get in on the ground floor. (Or the second or third!) Hopefully, we'll have a website again soon. Last Updated: 5/15/2008.”
7. NORTHWEST FEDERATION OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
On Aug. 16-17, 2008, the Northwest Federation of Community Organiations will meet at Seattle University. For more information, call Jill Reese 206-568-5400 or contact email@example.com