MEETING NOTES FOR PEOPLE FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND HEALING
People for Peace, Justice, and Healing
October 31, 2009
People for Peace, Justice and Healing met October 31 at 10 a.m. at Associated Ministries. Present for check-in: Sallie, Mark, Rob, and Colleen.
1. AFGHANISTAN (All)
Discussion of the current situation and the president's imminent decision on sending more troops.
1. DIA DE LOS MUERTOS -- TACOMA ART MUSEUM (Nancy in absentia)
For the fifth year in a row the Tacoma Art Museum is partnering with Centro Latino in celebrating Día de los Muertos, from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2009. This powerful, symbolic celebration honoring loved ones who have passed away combines ancient and New World traditions and folk customs. Día de los Muertos will be observed at Tacoma Art Museum beginning Saturday, October 17, with the installation of community altars and a large tapete and will conclude on Sunday, November 1, with a free community festival.
2. DIGGING DEEPER (Mark)
UFPPC's book discussion group, Digging Deeper, will discuss Susan Faludi's The Terror Dream (2007; paperback 2008), on Mon., Nov. 2, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mandolin Cafe, 3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma, WA. Legislative Forecast: Olympia 2010: Another Banner Year for Civil Liberties? Speaking will be Board Member Pat Gallagher and ACLU-WA Field Director Liezl Tomas Rebugio.
4. MALALAI JOYA (Mark)
Malalai Joya, called "the bravest woman in Afghanistan" by the BBC, member of the Afghan parliament currently contesting her suspension, human and women's rights activist, and author of the just-released memoir A Woman among Warlords (October 2009), will speak from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at the Scandinavian Cultural Center in the University Center of Pacific Lutheran University.
5. SOUTH SOUND INTERFAITH CAMP FUNDRAISER WITH TOM RAWSON (Mark)
Tom Rawson will perfom a benefit concert at the Antique Sandwich Company on Sat., Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Have fun and support a good cause!
6. RAY McGOVERN (Mark)
The 27-year CIA veteran and prominent critic of U.S. foreign policy will speak at UW Tacoma (Carwein Auditorium) on Sun., Nov. 15, at 7:00 p.m., presented by the Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture and United for Peace of Pierce County. The title of the talk: "Does Torture Work? 'Let's Have Both Sides of the Story.'" Cosponsored by ACLU Washington, American Friends Service Committee-Pacific NW, Amnesty International Puget Sound; Pax Christi Tahoma; Peace Action of Washington; Sound Nonviolent Opponents of War (SNOW); Washington Association of Churches; Veterans For Peace Chapter 134 Tacoma; and Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation.