MEETING NOTES FOR PEOPLE FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND HEALING
People for Peace, Justice, and Healing
September 19, 2009
People for Peace, Justice and Healing met September 19 at 10 a.m. at Associated Ministries. Present for check-in: Rob, Nancy, Susan, and Mark.
1. King's Books -- (Nancy)
As the Tacoma Weekly reported on Sept. 16, King's Books is having a tough time making ends meet. PPJH recommends that you consider helping this excellent bookstore and important community resource by becoming a member (or "Vehement Vassal") for $20 a year. With membership comes a 10% discount and advance notice of sales and offers.
2. Opt Out (Nancy)
There is frustrating uncooperativeness on the part of school administrations in helping make sure that students are aware of their ability to opt out of military recruitment efforts in schools.
3. Eyeless in Gaza
Local efforts are underway for a project raising public awareness of the situation in Gaza.
4. UFPPC proposal (Mark)
United for Peace of Pierce County is floating the idea of a potluck dinner for representatives of local peace & justice groups to discuss collaboration and the current conjuncture. PPJH was favorably disposed to the idea and suggested a Saturday evening would be a good time.
1. DIGGING DEEPER (Mark)
Monday at 7:00 p.m. at the Mandolin UFPPC's book group will be discussing The Family by Jeff Sharlet (Harper, 2008).
2. TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL (Rob)
The Tacoma Film Festival at the Grand is coming on Oct. 1-8!