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**TUES NOV 13, HEARING CHANGED TO DEC 13, SEE BELOW 4-7 pm, at North Seattle Community College Wellness Center Gym, 9600 College Way N, Seattle; Voice your opinion about the PROPOSED COAL TRAIn and the Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point near Bellingham at a "public scoping" meeting. Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation is planning some creative opportunities associated with the hearing. Contact email@example.com for more details. info http://www.sierraclub.org or Jessie Dye firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-632-2426
NOV 28 - DEC 1, in Porto Alegre, Brazil; WORLD SOCIAL FORUM FREE PALESTINE. The WSF Free Palestine is a process of global mobilizing, networking and strategizing and planning of joint action of which the four days event in Porto Alegre is a crucial moment of gathering and implementation. info http://wsfpalestine.net/
**SAT & SUN DEC 1-2, 9:30 am - 6 pm, in Seattle [note changed location]; Compassionate Listening 2-day Basic Intensive workshop. Would you like to bring a great gift to yourself and your loved ones? What would it be like to offer a deepened capacity for compassion? BECOME A COMPASSIONATE LISTENER, and learn ways to foster BRINGING PEACE AND HEALING to your life and our world. Many professionals, teachers, parents, counselors, coaches, mediators, etc. have found their work greatly enhanced through integrating the deep and powerful practices of Compassionate Listening. Your personal life will be enhanced, with improved relationships with family, friends and co-workers? and bring compassionate support to yourself. You will develop skills in our five core practices: Cultivate Compassion; Develop the Fair Witness; Respect Self and Others; Listen with the Heart; Speak from the Heart. registration http://december2012.eventbrite.com/ Sliding scale for two day: $175-375. Partial scholarship money may also be available so please don't let finances be an obstacle. info Andrea Cohen email@example.com or 206-523-6018
**SAT DEC 1, and subsequent 1st & 3rd Saturdays, near Westlake Park, 4th & Pine, downtown Seattle; FREE PALESTINE! Join Voices of Palestine-Seattle at our vigil. Sign up for info and updates at http://www.voicesofpalestine.org
SAT DEC 1, annual PRISONERS FOR PEACE DAY, a way to support those imprisoned for their stand against war and war preparations, by sending greeting cards to prisoners, and raising public awareness of prisoners for peace.
SAT DEC 1, WORLD AIDS DAY. We can stop the spread of HIV. Take Action Today. Around forty million people are living with HIV throughout the world - and that number increases in every region every day. In the UK alone, more than 60,000 people are living with HIV and more than 7,000 more are diagnosed every year. Ignorance and prejudice are fuelling the spread of a preventable disease. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS. This year, it's up to you, me and us to stop the spread of HIV and end prejudice. This starts by taking action. info http://www.worldaidsday.org/ info http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/ or http://aids.gov/world-aids-day/
**SAT DEC 1, and subsequent 1st Saturdays, 3-5 p.m., at the Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N, just north of N 50th and Sunnyside N, Seattle; regular meeting of the merged Citizens Concerned for the People of Iraq and the Interfaith Network of Concern for the People of Iraq, since 1996 challenging the U.S. embargo which killed thousands of chidren per month, now reassessing how to PROMOTE PEACE AND SUPPORT IRAQIS; INOC is a program unit of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, info John Reinke 425-869-8793 or http://www.concernforiraq.org [usual time confirmed 8/31/12]
DEC 2, International Day for the ABOLITION OF SLAVERY
**SUN DEC 2, and subsequent 1st Sundays, 1:30-2 pm, at Westlake Park, 4th Ave. and Pine St., downtown Seattle; Silent Vigil to STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING led by Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center. info Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center 206-223-1138 [confirmed 11/2/12]
*TUES DEC 4, 9:30 am, at Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave between James and Cherry Streets, Seattle; Seattle CITY COUNCIL LIBRARIES, UTILITIES, AND CENTER COMMITTEE meeting. Translation services provided on request. Council Meeting Listen Line: 206-684-8566, info 206-684-8888 or TDD: 206-233-0025 or Councilagenda@seattle.gov
**TUES DEC 4, 7-8:30 pm, at the 2100 Building aka Treehouse Building, 2100 24th Avenue S. off Rainier, Seattle, wheelchair accessible; First MLK JR. CELEBRATION COMMITTEE MEETING. This is the committee which plans the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King, usually held at Garfield High School, with workshops, rally, and march. info Kamilah.Brown@kingcounty.gov or http://www.MLKSeattle.org
**WED DEC 5, evening, at Olympia Friends Meeting House, 3201 Boston Harbor Road NE, Olympia; "Hands in the Rice Paddy - 20 Years of HUMANITARIAN WORK IN VIETNAM: Mike Boehm of Madison Quakers, Inc., will talk about that group's humanitarian projects in Vietnam. Donations will be invited to support this work. Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation co-sponsors. info Glen 360-491-9093 or firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.mqivietnam.org
*THURS DEC 6, 7 pm, at University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle; A Common Good Cafe. Interfaith Panel: Can the Children of Abraham Get Along? With Rabbi Jay Heyman, Mohammad Fani and Rev. Rich Lang. In an age of increasing fundamentalist violence is it possible for the monotheistic religions to pursue compassion, reconciliation and peace? info http://www.utemple.org
**FRI DEC 7, and subsequent 1st Fridays, 3-4 pm, (note winter hours) at Bayview Park and Ride, intersection of HWY 525 and Bayview Road, Whidbey Island; SOUTH WHIDBEY WOMEN IN BLACK PEACE VIGIL, info email@example.com [updated 11/6/12]
**FRI DEC 7, and subsequent Fridays, 7-9:30 p.m., at Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Pl., West of I-5, just North of 50th, Metro Bus Routes 16, 26 & 44, Seattle; Friday Night At the MEANINGFUL MOVIES and Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice present Social Justice documentary film and community discussion! Film to be announced. Discussion follows. Free and open to the public! .. but Donations are kindly accepted. info http://www.meaningfulmovies.org
*SAT DEC 8, noon - 8 pm, at Low Income Housing Institute, 2407 1st Ave., Seattle; PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET Holidaze returns in our 7th glorious year to the Underground Events Center. everyone is welcome, it's all ages. Still just one dollar to enter, and the music and drinks flow freely all day. Once expenses are covered, all additional proceeds will go to LOW INCOME HOUSING ADVOCATES LIHI, info http://www.lihi.org, info PRFleamarket@gmail.com
MON DEC 10, HUMAN RIGHTS DAY Commemorates the adoption of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION of Human Rights by the U.N. General Assembly. This was the first global enunciation of human rights. It is the foundation of international human rights law, the first universal statement on the basic principles of inalienable human rights, and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. See the 2010 page: http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/2010/ and also information about stopping US torture, http://www.nrcat.org/human_rights_day
**WEDS DEC 12, 9 am - 4:30 pm, at 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave. S., Seattle; "Self Care And RESILIENCY IN THE FACE OF COMPASSION FATIGUE" with Trainer: Lauren Glickman. This workshop is presented by the Non-Profit Staff Development Coalition (NPSDC). $90-130. Register at http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1137 192, info Anna McCain 425-640-1424 or firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.learningconnections.org/coalition/
**THURS DEC 13, rally 3 pm, hearings 4-7 pm, at the Washington State Convention Center, Ballroom 6F, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; VOICE YOUR OPINION ABOUT THE PROPOSED COAL TRAIN and the Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point near Bellingham at a "public scoping" meeting. Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation is planning some creative opportunities associated with the hearing. Contact email@example.com for more details. info http://www.sierraclub.org or Jessie Dye firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-632-2426 or http://www.wwfor.org/latest-news/coal-train-scoping-hearings-in-wa/, go to http://www.powerpastcoal.org/ to sign up for hearing.
**THURS DEC 13, 6-8 pm, at Seattle City Hall, 5th & James, downtown Seattle; City of Seattle Human Rights Commission, Seattle Office for Civil Rights, along with Amnesty International and other organizations present their annual celebration of HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, "Know Your Rights: Raise Your Voice." Keynote speaker Van Jones, environmental advocate, civil rights activist, attorney. ASL provided. RSVP Felicia.Yearwood@seattle.gov
*THURS DEC 13, 7 pm, at University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle; A Common Good Cafe. Interfaith Panel: The Bible Is Not the Word of God (Andy Himes, Valerie Tarico & Rev. Rich Lang). Andrew Himes is the author of "The Sword of the Lord: The roots of fundamentalism in an American Family". Himes was also co-founder of the international movement, "Poets Against the War," in 2003 and producer of the acclaimed 2005 documentary, Voices in Wartime, an exploration of the trauma of war through the lens of poetry. Valerie Tarico is a psychologist and former director of the Children's Behavior and Learning Clinic in Bellevue, Washington. She is the founder of www.WisdomCommons.org, an interactive library of quotes, stories, proverbs and poems that showcase humanity's shared moral core. She is also the author of Trusting Doubt (former title, The Dark Side), about her personal encounter with religious fundamentalism and her spiritual journey in search of love and truth. info http://www.utemple.org
SAT DEC 15, Bill of Rights Day. Actions to take place in many areas around the country AGAINST THE THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT of 2012 and other attacks on civil liberties. The Bill of rights was ratified 221 years ago, on December 15, 1791. It is shameful that today, in the United States, we are forced to come together in defense of the Bill of Rights and our civil liberties, as the representatives of the 1% who rule this country continue to take our rights away. Congress is today attempting to bury the Bill of Rights. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) includes language proposed by Democratic Sen. Carl Levin and Republican Sen. John McCain that allows for the arrest and indefinite detention of U.S. citizens by the military, on U.S. soil and without the right of trial. This is an egregious violation of our first amendment rights and comes at a time when we are witnessing unprecedented attacks on our civil liberties.
**SAT DEC 15, 5:30-8 pm, at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N 70th, , Seattle; SEATTLE FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION HOLIDAY PARTY. Festive Potluck, Music and Mingling. Please bring non-perishable food donations for our needy neighbors. Everybody is welcome. Free, good will collection. info 206-789-5565 or email@example.com
**SUN DEC 16, and subsequent 3rd Sundays, noon - 3 pm, at Northwest Detention Center, 1623 E J St, Tacoma; DEMAND HUMAN RIGHTS AT TACOMA IMMIGRATION PRISON! The government is using racial profiling and violating the rights of immigrant workers whose only "crime" is working. We will bring coffee and food, support and solidarity to visiting families. An injury to one is an injury to all! For carpool/ ride from Seattle call 206-218-4417 [updated 4/22/12]
**SUN DEC 16, and subsequent 3rd Sundays, 2:30 pm, in the Horizon House Forum at 900 University St., Seattle; HEALTH CARE FOR ALL Board Meeting, all welcome, info Mary Margaret 206-382-3785 or http://www.healthcareforallwa.org/calendar/ [confirmed 8/15/10]
**TUES DEC 18, and subsequent 18th of each month, 5:30 p.m., this month location tba, in or near Bellingham; Monthly Prayer VIGIL FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. Join others for contemplation, meditation, prayer and liturgy for peace among the peoples of Israel and Palestine. Each month a different faith community sponsors the vigil. If you'd like your community to sponsor, contact Mary Robinson-Mohr 360-733-1325 or 360-734-0217 or http://www.whatcompjc.org/calendar.html [web confirmed 10/10/10]
**TUES DEC 18, and subsequent 3rd Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm, at the Seattle University Admission & Alumni building, 824 12th Ave. (SE corner of 12th & E. Marion), Seattle; Seattle Police Department/LGBTQ Advisory Council Meeting. The Seattle POLICE DEPARTMENT'S SEXUAL MINORITIES/LGBTQ ADVISORY COUNCIL is a Council established by the Police Department to increase relationships and communications between the community and the Department. info 206-684- 8760 or Daniel Dueball Daniel.Dueball@seattle.gov or http://www.seattlelgbt.org [updated 10/14/10]
**TUES DEC 18, and subsequent 3rd Tuesdays, 7-8:45 pm, at Mosaic Coffeehouse 4401 2nd Ave NE, Wallingford, Seattle; meeting of the Seattle Burma Roundtable working to promote HUMAN RIGHTS IN BURMA; info 206-784-6873 or firstname.lastname@example.org or http://students.washington.edu/burma/ [confirmed 9/26/12]
**TUES DEC 18, 7-8:30 pm, at the 2100 Building aka Treehouse Building, 2100 24th Avenue S. off Rainier, Seattle, wheelchair accessible; First MLK JR. CELEBRATION COMMITTEE MEETING. This is the committee which plans the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King, usually held at Garfield High School, with workshops, rally, and march. info Kamilah.Brown@kingcounty.gov or http://www.MLKSeattle.org
**THURS DEC 20, and subsequent 3rd Thursdays, but please confirm at website, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the 3rd floor conference room, City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, downtown Seattle; Public Meeting on POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY held by the Office of Police Accountability Review Panel (OPARB), OPARB is charged with providing citizen (volunteer) oversight of OPA, which is what police internal investigations used to be. OPARB reviews closed cases only, and ensures that OPA is following their policies. They also may make recommendations for policy changes. They also meet with the public to educate them about how to make effective complaints and resolve issues with police. Open to the public. info http://www.seattle.gov/council/oparb/ [updated 10/10/10]
**THURS DEC 20, and subsequent 3rd Thursdays (Sept to June skipping December), 6-8 p.m., location tba, Seattle area; QUEER PARENTS NETWORKING DINNER. Dinner and childcare is on us! A monthly dinner to meet other LGBTQ families and parents, talk about parenting and other issues that are affecting their lives. Open to ALL Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian, Gay, Two-Spirited, Queer and Questioning families, including co-parents, and people who have a significant role in the life of a child. Please RSVP to DeAnn Alcantara Thompson email@example.com or 206-568- 7777, TTY 206-517-9670, so we can plan for dinner and childcare. We look forward to seeing you there! Hosted by: The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse [updated 11/15/10]
**THURS DEC 20, and subsequent 3rd Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, in City Hall, Boards & Commission Conference Room CH L280, 601 Fifth Ave between Cherry and James Streets, downtown Seattle, check website to confirm date, time and place; Seattle COMMISSION FOR SEXUAL MINORITIES MEETING. Meetings open to the public. Members of the public attending the City on official business will find several accessible parking stalls at the Sea-Park Parking Garage, located at 609 Six Avenue. Wheel Chair Accessible. ASL interpretation upon request to 206-684-4514 at least two weeks in advance. info http://www.seattle.gov/scsm/meetings.htm or Marta Idowu firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-684-4540 [web confirmed 10/11/10]
**SAT DEC 22, noon - 1 pm, at the south end of Percival Landing, 4th & Water, downtown Olympia; join OLYMPIA FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION for the 37th Annual HOLIDAY PEACE VIGIL, and afterward for hot soup and other refreshments at a nearby location. info Glen 360-491-9093 or email@example.com
**MON DEC 24, and subsequent 4th Mondays, 6:30-9 pm, check the website to confirm, at the Sunset Hill Community Center, ground floor, at corner of 30th NW & NW 66th, in Ballard, Seattle; SUSTAINABLE BALLARD meeting and Potluck at 6:30, please bring a dish or $5 to contribute to food order. Please bring your own bowl, spoon & cup. This meeting: topic TBA. Sustainable Ballard's efforts are aimed at preparing for societal, economic, transportation and infrastructural changes that we see coming from OIL DEPLETION in the next decade or sooner. We do not have much time. We do not have the answers either. Each of us have skills we can bring to this effort. info firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-789-7646 or http://www.sustainableballard.org [usual time confirmed 6/10/11]
TUES DEC 25, Christmas Holiday for most Christians. Christians over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus, the "Prince of Peace." DO SOMETHING FOR PEACE!
**FRI DEC 28, and subsequent last Fridays, 5:30 p.m., at Westlake Park, downtown, 4th & Pine, Seattle; CRITICAL MASS, an organized coincidence of bicyclists who ride around the streets of Seattle en masse. It happens when a lot of cyclists happen to be in the same place at the same time and decide to cycle the same way together for a while. Come join the fun! [sorry, have no info contacts for this event, anybody connected with the event, please confirm]
Updated on Sunday, November 11, 2012