Saturday, December 2, 2006
People for Peace, Justice, and Healing
December 2, 2006
People for Peace, Justice and Healing met December 2, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Associated Ministries. Present for check-in: Nancy, Sol, Mark, Karen K., Sally, Sallie, Dorothy, Louisa, Karen H., Katherine, Sheila and Kyle, Vivi.
Short Story: Sally
Sally distributed a short story dramatizing how children learn about war by Slovene writer, Ivan Cankar, 1876-1918.
Conversation Cafe: Mark
Last week Mark contacted Ronnie at the Mandolin to notify them that PJH will no longer be sponsoring the Tuesday night Conversation Cafe. All signs advertising our sponsorship have been removed. Mark planned to facilitate last Tuesday's meeting, informing participants of our decision, but due to the weather was unable to attend. General discussion of our sponsorship, our commitment to the C/C model and our intention to re-visit our commitment at some possible future date.
Lt. Watada: Sallie
Watada and a short film about him by Mike Honey will appear Tuesday, December 5 at King's Books at 7:00 p.m.
Discussion of showing of movie "Sir, No Sir" at UPS last Thursday night which closed with a speech by Watada. Sallie also discussed Watada's recent appearance at a principally black American's church in Kent.
There will be a meeting this coming Thursday, December 7, at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church (209 S. "J" St., Tacoma) for all those interested in working on future Watada oriented events. The Citizen's Hearing is now scheduled for January 20-21 at the Evergreen campus in Tacoma. Daniel Ellsburg will testify along with other distinguished panelists.
A fundraiser is being planned to help offset expenses - probably January 19 at UWT. Watada's court martial is scheduled for the first week in February. Watada's future appearances schedule for January include events at the Unitarian Church, January 9, and First United Methodist - further details coming.
War Resister's Event: Sallie
Look for an email from Sallie this week re: War Resister's events this coming Dec. 8 - 10 weekend. There may be vigiling on freeway overpasses. This is a national day (or weekend) of recognition for War Resisters.
Indian Island Update: Sol
Sol attended a pre-trial event in Port Townsend last Wednesday for those arrested in September at the Indian Island protest event. The group discussed legal strategy. Sol indicated concern for group decision making process. Further discussion of lack of media interest in the September event, support coming from the Olympia group and the Necessity Defense. Sol will be attending a Motion Hearing on February 23. Trial will be in April.
Great Turning: Dorothy
Dorothy's group will meet this Tuesday, at Wheelock Library at 6 p.m. (Discussion of conflict with Watada event at King's Books.) Dorothy expects people attending that Watada event to feel free to leave the meeting. Future meetings are sceduled for December 19, January 9 and 23 and February 6. Same time, same place.
Women In Black: Nancy
Discussion of Seattle Event scheduled for (today, Saturday.) Although this is an internationally coordinated event, we didn't get the word until yesterday. Nancy reported on support and contributions of local folks to the Palestinian cause. She distributed an announcement of a restaurant being opened locally by a Palestinian family, featuring Middle Eastern cuisine.
Union of Concerned Scientists: Louisa
Louisa asked us to call EPA administrator, Stephen Johnson, to protest the closing of five EPA libraries which have been closed down and their websites terminated by the current administration.
December 3, 1 p.m. at Hillside Church, a talk by a family friend of Vivi's on her recent sojourn in Turkey.
December 4, 7 p.m. Start Here Now - Steps Toward Sustainability Group, Presentation of Climate Issues - Perma Culture and Sustainability, Mandolin Cafe
December 4, 7 p.m. Mark's Reading Group, Mandolin Cafe
December 5, 6 p.m. Wheelock Library, Great Turning Group
December 5, 7 p.m. King's Books Lt. Watada and movie by Mike Honey.
December 15, 7 p.m. Washington State Historical Museum, auditorium, annual celebration of the Bill of Rights.
January 20, Antique, Tom Rowson, folk singer