Meeting Notes for People for Peace, Justice, and Healing

People for Peace, Justice and Healing met August 6, 2005, at 10 a.m. at Associated Ministries. Present for check-in were Mark, Louisa, Karen, Karen, Sallie, Colleen, Denise, Sheila and Kyle, Susan, and Laura.


Conversation Cafe: Mark
Question for this coming Tuesday, selected at an earlier meeting, will be: What would (or will) it take to outrage Americans?

Talking to our Elected Representatives: Louisa
Louisa discussed her call for people interested in lobbying our local electeds. She and Susan will put together a schedule and let us know when their appointment times are to visit various representatives. All interested persons invited to join them.

Earth Charter: Sheila
Because the Earth Charter Day date will be close to the time school (TCC) starts their fall session, because committee members were unable to follow through on assigned tasks and because of certain technical complications and expectations of the Earth Charter people the local committee has elected to work on Earth Charter Day for '06 and cancel plans for '05. They will be working to stimulate information and interest with students, ecology groups, libraries, local neighborhood councils et al. They are also planning to work with the Progressive Round Table.

Ground Zero: Sallie
Peace Walkers, who arrived in Tacoma a week ago Friday, are expected to arrive at Ground Zero at 4 p.m. today. (Saturday.) There will be a potluck and program at the Silverdale Community Center on Saturday night. Nuclear Proliferation will be discussed. Tomorrow participants will discuss possible civil disobedience over the next several days. Cars entering the base will be leafleted .

Power of Nightmares: Mark
UFPCC showing of this film has concluded. The film was shown at 3 evening meetings. Discussion of further showings. Thesis: Al Qaeda as a structured organization doesn't "exist" as we generally think of "organizations." Shown on the BBC, it has yet to be shown on public media in America. Discussion of taking copies of film to our elected representatives. Discussion of possible times and venues for further showings.

Monday Night Book Night: Mark
Stack of new books -- some available to borrow. This group of circa ten "scholars" meets Monday nights at the Madeline Cafe at 7:00. New topic of interest: Various forms of social control, i.e. racism as a form of social control. See UFPPC web site for book titles.

Ethnic Fest: Louisa
General discussion of Fest, what people felt worked, distribution of materials and various anecdotal stories. Louisa is interested in having a list of people put together and gathering for a de-briefing: What worked and what didn't.


August 9 - Protest outside City Hall from 5:30 to 6:30 in commemoration of the bombing of Nagasaki sponsored by the Micah Project.

Karen H.