People for Peace, Justice, and Healing
November 24, 2012
People for Peace, Justice, and Healing met on November 24, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Antique Sandwich Company in Ruston. Present for check-in were Sallie, Sonja, Rob, Sheila, Mark, Carl, Karen H., Colleen, and Sol.
1. DECEMBER 8 (Sallie). We will meet at 10:00 a.m. at St. Leo's Church (South 13th & Yakima) on Sat. morning, Dec. 8, to prepare sandwiches for the Leonard Peltier Clemency Gathering, which will take place from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. Initial logistical planning and responsibilities distributed.
1. DECEMBER 1 -- WORLD AIDS DAY (Carl)
Dec. 1 will once again be World AIDS Day. In honor of the thousands who have contributed to 25 years of successful and meaningful service, PCAF will host the 2012 World AIDS Day event at the Tacoma Art Museum on Sat., Dec. 1, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Highlighting the event will be a special recognition for State Representative Jeannie Darneille, PCAF’s first Executive Director who served for 18 years, from 1989-2007. Rep. Darneille will be honored for her groundbreaking work in Pierce County and will be the first recipient of the PCAF Achievement Award. Presenting the award to Rep. Darneille will be former Tacoma Mayor Bill Baarsma and State Representative Laurie Jinkins. Registration for the event will include access to a major exhibition at Tacoma Art Museum from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., live music, performance art provided throughout the museum by Oasis Youth Center, and the culminating silent auction for the ART FOR AIDS: Ribbons of Remembrance Project. Save $10.00 by registering before Nov. 1.
2. HOUSING 4 SUCCESS -- SHARED HOUSING SERVICES PROGRAM FOR YOUTH (Sol)
Shared Housing Services, a non-profit, has a program to fight youth and young adult homelessness in Pierce County by pairing homeless youth and young adults with a caring individual or family who has a spare bedroom and who wants to help the life of a young person. Also participating in the program are the REACH Center, Associated Ministries, and Vadis to provide transitional housing, case management, and training to homeless youth and young adults. Responsibilites of a home provider: (1) Be caring; (2) Serve as a positive role-model; (3) Engage with the youth or young adult in your home; (4) Encourage success. Providers receive $400/month for renting a bedroom, help around the house and in the yard, and the satisfaction of helping and a meaningful relationship. For more information contact Shared Housing Services at 253-272-1532. See also www.sharedhousingservices.org. Respectfully submitted,