Saturday, September 30, 2006
People for Peace, Justice, and Healing
September 30, 2006
PEOPLE FOR PEACE, JUSTICE AND HEALING WILL NOT MEET SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
So that members may attend the 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tahoma Progressive Media Conference DON'T HATE THE MEDIA - BECOME THE MEDIA at the IBEW Labor Hall, 3049 South 36th Street
The People for Peace, Justice and Healing met on September 30, 2006, at Associated Ministries at 10 a.m. Present for check-in: Mark, Rob, Sally, Karen, Scott, Colleen, Joel, Sol, Nancy, Vivi, Sallie, Katherine, Karen.
CONVERSATION CAFE Discussion: Facilitating Conversation Cafes. Mark says it's important for facilitator to discuss C/C process with participants. Karen agrees to bring table tents, et al to next C/C meeting. Coming Tues: If it's worthwhile, is it an addiction?
Colleen, Sallie and Mark discussed meeting with Watada and Seymour Hersh at Primo Grill. Hersh was on his way to Seattle and had stopped to talk to a friend of his, Larry Sequist, running for local office. There was an ovation for Watada at the meeting. Hersh was reported as saying that the country is being run by eight or nine people, that Bush "doesn't care" about the '06 elections and that Iran "is on." Hersh feels that the next 180 days are a most dangerous time for our country.
Work is proceeding on Citizen's Hearings on the legality of the war. The Watada strategy group is currently re-considering their options. Place for the event is still a question but it is hoped it will take place sometime in December.
REMINDER: VIGIL FOR WATADA ON McKINLEY OVERPASS FRIDAY EVENINGS 5:00 to 6:00
Discussion by Sol of activities of peace groups in far Northeastern part of the state -- Port Townsend et al. Sol referred us to DeclarationofPeacewa.blogspot.com for information about their activities. She described a peace event on Indian Island and a 3.7 mile march onto naval property there. Sol was arrested.
Banned Books Week at King's Books. Monday - David Zeeck From TNT and Seattle Lawyer discuss Free Press issues. Wednesday, October 4, there will be an auction to benefit Tacoma Public Schools.
ACLU meets at the library, 7 p.m., October 4
Monday book group at Mandolin at 7 p.m. Coming: Bob Woodward's book STATE OF DENIAL, October 9 and 16.
Tacoma Film Festival - October 6 through 12
UFPPC Salon - Guest, Orville Johnson, October 15
Shakespeare In the Parking Lot - November 3 and 4, 7 p.m. King's Books
Day of the Dead Celebration: Sixth Avenue Shopping Area - early November
REMINDER - NO PJH MEETING ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 DUE TO MEDIA CONFERENCE