People for Peace, Justice and Healing met Saturday, December 8, 2007, at 10 a.m. at Associated Ministries. Present for check-in were Nancy, Sallie, Vivi, Sheila, Karen, Mark, Rob, and Colleen.
General discussion: Politicians, politics and presidential candidates.
1. Leonard Peltier (Sallie)
Sallie contacted Arthur to discuss this year's annual event re: Peltier. Arthur told Sallie he's been very ill and unable to pull together an event. Discussion. Group decided they'd like to explore the possibilities of some kind of local commemoration of Peltier -- perhaps a speaker/movie event at King's Books? Sallie will confer with Arthur for his advice. Nancy offers to co-chair a possible early February event.
2. Norman Solomon (Sallie)
Solomon will speak in Seattle (January) but it will be the last city on this speaking tour. He will not be speaking in Tacoma. Subject: His book, Made Love, Got War.
3. Vigils (Nancy)
Nancy showed up for the Wednesday night vigil traditionally held in front of Federal Building and no one else was there. Nancy will confer with Steve and Kristi and offer to pick up the signs.
1. Bill of Rights Celebration: Saturday, December 15, at 7:00 p.m. Speaker -- Nancy Bristow; music -- Mike Honey; reading of the Bill of Rights (anyone who wishes to participate); entertainment and refreshments. Free at the Washington State History Museum.
2. Peace Walk: The peace walkers who are on a 1400-mile peace walk will be in this area soon. They were in Seattle on Saturday. They will be speaking in Seattle on Tuesday and at Brown's Point Friend's Meeting House on December 16 at 9:30 a.m. and then at (Hillside) Friend's Meeting House in Tacoma at 7 p.m.
3. Jobs With Justice is looking for a full-time organizer. Send resumé to WA State Jobs With Justice, P. O. Box 9662, Seattle, WA 98109, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org -- Deadline is January 4, 2008, at 5:00 p.m. 4. Digging Deeper: Monday night UFPPC reading group, at the Mandolin, will spend two more weeks on U.S.-Iran relations and reconvene after a two-week break (December 24 and 31) on January 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2008, when David Gilmour will facilitate discussion of four books about "America and Rome: Two Empires Compared." The books are Charles Murphy, ARE WE ROME?; Terry Jones, BARBARIANS; Charles Maier, AMONG EMPIRES: AMERICA'S ASCENDANCY AND ITS PREDECESSORS; John Pilger, FREEDOM NEXT TIME: RESISTING THE EMPIRE.