Meeting Notes for People for Peace, Justice, and Healing

People for Peace, Justice and Healing met on June 11, 2005, at Associated Ministries.

People for Peace, Justice and Healing met Saturday, June 11, 2005 at Associated Ministries. Present for check-in were Mark, Sallie, Colleen, Louisa, Karen. and Karen. Discussion. Louisa suggested possibility of a tee shirt party at her house.


Counter Recruitment: Sallie
The committee has been busy leafleting various high schools. Lincoln, Mt. Tahoma and Wilson have been leafleted. Members will leaflet Foss and Stadium next week. A question was raised about Charles Wright but general opinion is that recruiters don't hit these campuses because they don't take federal funding. Sallie has Opt Out Forms for those interested. Counter Recruitment will have a table at Ethnic Fest with further information for students and parents.

Interfaith Camp: Sallie
Sallie shared question from Olympia woman who wanted to know -- what's in it (the camp) for kids in the non-dominant culture (since they are well aware of the mores of the dominant culture). Discussion. A date has been set for the camp -- Last week in August, 2006 at Camp Seymour. Equal numbers of Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim kids will be invited to participate. Age of kids will be sixth through eighth graders. The camp will be co-educational. Karen K volunteered to do an art component with the group.

Citizen Oversight Committee: Colleen
Consideration was yanked off the June 7 City Council meeting because of emerging Lonergan proposal. Citizens' Oversight did make a few revisions -- staff person is now being called an "auditor." The word "oversight" removed as an "overloaded" word and replaced with the word "Review." The mission statement was also toned down. The proposals will be presented at June 21 meeting. Colleen asks that everyone who can attend the City Council meeting that night in support of the proposal. Louisa offered services of her sister to help with wording of the proposal.

Conversation Cafe: Mark
Question selected re: Good and Bad taste. Quip: They say bad taste is in now. I've never known it not to be. Question referred to Mark for compositon. Other ideas discussed: CAFTA; Norm Stanford - former Seattle (WTO) police chief; forum on free trade pro and con.

Sustainable Agriculture: Louisa
Report by Louisa on recent forum at First United Methodist. Short and long term land use concerns were reviewed and discussed. Louisa encouraged us (and) to encourage others to support local farmers and target local supermarkets with this request also as well as local schools, hospitals and even the military bases. It was noted that there are only three CSA's (Community Sustained Agriculture) in Pierce County while King and Snohomish have many. This group will continue to meet at First Methodist on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. The first forum was attended by 40 plus people.

Ethnic Fest: Sallie
We will have a table at Ethnic Fest and NEED PEOPLE to take on and organize this responsibility. Ethnic Fest is at Wright Park on July 30 and 31st this year and is the chance for non-profits and civic groups to advertise their services. We need people to set up table, canopy, et al and man the booth in 2 hour shifts. Karen K. will do a kiddie corner art project.

Respectfully, Karen H.