Meeting notes for People for Peace, Justice, and Healing

December 10, 2005

Meeting notes for People for Peace, Justice, and Healing
December 10, 2005

People for Peace, Justice and Healing met December 10, 2005, at 10 a.m. at Associated Ministries. Present for check-in were Sallie, Nancy, Madeline, Karen, Rob, Colleen, Karen, Vivi, Sheila and Kyle. Karen arrived late with one white, ground-hugging, handsome dog of an exotic mix she had scooped up from the middle of a busy Sprague Street. While awaiting the arrival of friend Larissa to help her take the dog to the pound, said puppy circulated our meeting room, his rambling revealing some nervousness as if late for an engagement but he was amenable to our company. Larissa arrived and the pooch was carried off. (Followup: our friend had a chip. The folks at the pound called his family -- the children were especially anxious about his whereabouts -- the family arrived at the pound in short order and the angels of doggie heaven appeared all 'round the pound, rising and falling, singing and presumably barking their hosannas in honor of St. Karen, Our Lady of the White Pooch.)


Conversation Cafe: Absence of Katherine and Scott noted with the hope they will facilitate Tuesday night. Question for Tuesday night: Does every person have the potential to do evil?

MLK Event: South Sound Peace and Justice is in the process of planning a night to honor Martin Luther King on January 15 at Kings Books. Emphasis of the program is to be on King's legacy to the Peace and Labor Movements. Portions of King's Riverside Speech (April 4, 1967) will be read. There is also planning re: a spoken word event.

ACLU: Colleen reports that the ACLU is looking for volunteers interesting as serving as observers at Immigration Hearings at the Northwest Detention Center. The ACLU will train observers in what to look for at the hearings. Opportunities will be available for this task about two days a week.


Eloise Holden will speak on the U.N. at Hillside Church at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 11. Kent Alcorn will speak on Non-Violent Communication at Hillside at 1 p.m. on December 11.

POET: Brian Turner who visited us early in the year after returning from a year in Iraq, has won an important poetry prize and recently been featured in the Talk of the Town section of THE NEW YORKER. He will be in Tacoma to read his poetry on January 13 at the Blue Wolfe located directly across from Tulley's at 9th and Broadway.

A celebration of the Bill of Rights will be held at 7:00 p.m. the Washington State Historical Museum on Thurs., Dec. 15, 2005. The Bill of Rights (Amendments I-X of the United States Constitution) became law on Dec. 15, 1791, and Bill of Rights Day was established in 1941 on the 150th anniversary of the Bill of Rights by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The celebration will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402 (253-272-3500). (Vivi) <