Saturday, October 23, 2004 Meeting Notes for People for Peace, Justice, and Healing

People for Peace, Justice, and Healing met from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 23, at Associated Ministries, 1224 S. "I" St., Tacoma, WA.

Present for check-in: Sheila, Kyle, Mark, Sallie M., Sharon, Vivi


1. Electoral discussion
2. Conversation Café
3. Swaneagle Harijan debriefing
4. Leonard Peltier event support
5. Getting out the vote
6. Announcements


1. Discussion of Nov. 2 elections.

2. Conversation café topic for Tues. evening: "Do you believe in ghosts?" If possible, Sheila, Mark, Karen K., and Karen H. (and anyone else interested) will try to meet for a while at 6:30 p.m. to begin some longer-range planning.

3. Mark described the successful Oct. 17 event with Swaneagle Harijan.

4. It was decided to support the Leonard Peltier demonstration by providing a meal at First United Methodist Church, as last year. This will involve feeding approximately 200 people after the rally and march. Arthur Miller to be contacted to let him know.

5. Vivi communicated information from an e-mail from MoveOn on getting out the vote, and has learned that Pam McGee (253-565-5067) and Garrett Legue (831-5106) are coordinating this in the area -- call them for more information about how to help between now and Nov. 2.

6. Announcements
a. Mark announced that the UFPPC book discussion group will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, at the Mandolin Café, 3923 South 12th St., Tacoma, to discuss Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror (2004) by "Anonymous" [now known to be Michael Scheuer]. This is the final discussion in a series of weekly book discussions that began on July 12. Those who have been coming have decided to continue, and on Monday will bring suggestions of future books to be read. b. Kyle announced that K-Mart has feather pens for $1.99. c. Vivi announced that the Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation fall retreat will focus on resources this year and will be held in Lacey on Nov. 5-6. d. The United Steelworkers associate members will meet on Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Old SW Hall, 4741 N. Baltimore, Tacoma. See last week's announcement for more on this initiative.

Respectfully submitted,
Mark Jensen