PACIFIC CALL Jan-Feb 2007
newsletter of Western Washington FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION
225 North 70th, Seattle WA 98103, 206-789-5565
Vol. XXVII, No. 1, January-February 2007Editor: Tom Savage plus many other volunteer helping hands.
Web edition at: www.scn.org/wwfor (may include articles and links that couldnít fit into the print version).
The Western Washington FOR (WWFOR) seeks to replace violence, war, racism and economic injustice with nonviolence, equality, peace and justice. It links and strengthens FOR members and chapters throughout Western Washington in promoting activities consistent with the national FOR statement of purpose. WWFOR helps members and chapters accomplish together what we could not accomplish alone.
Vision statement of national FOR: The FOR envisions a world of justice, peace, and freedom. It is a revolutionary vision of a beloved community where differences are respected, conflicts addressed nonviolently, oppressive structures dismantled, and where people live in harmony with the earth, nurtured by diverse spiritual traditions that foster compassion, solidarity, and reconciliation.
∑Expressions from Ellen
INSERT: ∑ WWFOR Events Calendar
Abbreviations: FOR=Fellowship of Reconciliation
IFOR=International FOR WWFOR=Western Washington FOR
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Expressions from Ellen
I generally eschew New Yearís resolutions: promises I wonít/canít keep. Yet, as 2007 begins, I find myself with a resolute recommitment to end the war in Iraq. And I urge you to do the same. Despite the November elections and clear mandate for withdrawal of troops, it seems that the administration is headed toward "a surge" that can only lead to more death and despair. The next few months offer opportunities to make a difference. What allows a war to continue? People and money and public consent.
People from Vancouver to Bellingham, from Port Townsend to Spokane will mark the grim milestone of 3,000 American deaths Ė and the estimated 655,000 Iraqis killed. (It may happen before you read this.) Some will read the names of those who have died in front of the Federal Building, or congressional offices, or recruiting stations. Some may choose to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience dramatically shining a light on the realities of war.
Young men and women of courage are refusing to engage in this illegal, immoral war. They deserve our support. Ricky Clousing (see article) just returned to Washington after serving time in prison. The court martial of Lt. Ehren Watada, the first U.S. military officer to refuse deployment to Iraq, begins February 5 at Fort Lewis. Preceding the court martial, the Citizensí Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Action in Iraq on January 20-21 in Tacoma (see calendar) will put the Iraq War itself on trial. Testifiers include Denis Halliday, Daniel Ellsberg, Richard Falk, Nadia McCaffrey, Harvey Tharp, Antonia Juhasz, John Burroughs, Eman Khammas, Benjamin G. Davis, and Geoffrey Millard. A panel comprised of military veterans, members of military families, students, and representatives of labor unions, local governments, academia, and religious organizations will hear the testimony, examine witnesses, and issue a fact-finding report.
David Krieger, who was a U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant stationed in Hawaii during the Vietnam War and is currently the President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, will serve as panel chair. Krieger, who was a member of the Jury of Conscience at the 2005 World Tribunal on Iraq, observes, "The Citizens' Hearing will place the legality of the Iraq War on trial. U.S. soldiers have always had the duty to disobey unlawful orders. That obligation was strengthened at the Nuremberg Tribunals following World War II. Following superior orders to commit unlawful acts is not a defense."
Congress is expected to consider a request for $160 billion supplemental funding for the war in February. This would be enough to continue the war till the end of Bush's term. That may be the last opportunity for Congress to step up, listen to their constituents, and put an end to the slaughter. What will you do in upcoming weeks to defund the war? "Not One More Death, Not One More Dollar!"
Ellen Finkelstein, WWFOR Organizer 206-789-5565
Peace Activist Trainee Program Put Into PracticeBy Newt Stremple, Chehalis
In July of 2006, I was an intern in WWFORís Peace Activist Trainee (PAT) program, sponsored by the Abe Keller Foundation. In September I started a GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) at my college, the Centralia Community College. Iíve always had an interest in GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans) rights and acceptance because a lot of my friends are gender variant or queer and because I see the heterosexism as one of the big oppressors in our society today. A lot of people are homophobic in my county or, if they arenít homophobic, theyíve just never had much exposure to GLBT people and so they are ignorant. Currently, the club is a safe place for GLBT people to be out and proud and a place where GLBT people and their straight allies can interact. Weíre focusing on finding out who in our community and campus are GLBT friendly. The club will also be able to educate our community and campus about GLBT people and rights.
I decided to start a GSA the spring before I went to the PAT program. I had never founded any sort of group before or done activism with people my age. In the PAT program, I got to work with four people my age and, while we had amazing older activists to guide us, we decided what we wanted to do about what issues. We each learned how to be leaders though no one was the actual leader. Plus, all the trainings we did were interactive. Also, we got to see how people have been organizing and doing activism for years and years.
So, when I started the GSA and we had our first meeting, I didnít feel like I had to reinvent the wheel. Iíve always done things through democratic methods, but at the PAT I learned how to use consensus. I also learned how to not give up your personal dreams for a group, but also be able to give responsibility to your fellow activists. I have a bit of a control complex when it comes to getting things done. I know how and when I want things done, so I just do them myself. With the PATs, we had to lean on each other to get things done.
Having over 15 people in the GSA, Iím using that skill again. Iíve had to spread out the responsibilities because I canít do everything myself, even if that means not being able to control when and how something is done.
Another huge part of the PAT program for me was the inspiration. Iíve always known I can and will change the world, but I came home knowing I have the tools to implement effective change. Whether itís how to run a meeting, put on a fundraiser or conduct a poll, I use the skills I learned in the PAT program in all my activism.
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Methow Just Peace is active in Twisp
By Dana Visali, Twisp
Every Sunday there has been a 12-2 p.m. vigil against the war in Iraq and for peace along Highway 20 in Twisp, for 4 months now.
October 17 -- Methow Just Peace showed "The Ground Truth" to 50 people in Twisp, and on Veteran's Day Nov 11th it was shown in Winthrop.
December 17 -- Methow Just Peace showed the film "The Road to Guantanamo" in Twisp as part of local observation of the Christmas holiday.
January 1 -- Methow Just Peace is sending three community members from Twisp to Cuba, to join a conference
January 10 -- in the town of Guantanamo on the torture and abuse of human rights and of human beings that is occurring at Guantanamo prison.
January 11 -- marking the 5th anniversary of the prison, and in concert with a large protest in Washington, D.C against the prison and torture, there will be a protest near the Guantanamo Naval Base, which contains the prison. Many Methow residents have signed a petition to close the prison, and contributed generously to the delegation going to Cuba.
Welcome Home, Ricky Clousing!By Tom Savage
On the morning of December 23, Ricky Clousing was released from a military brig at Camp LeJune, NC. That evening, he came home to a warm welcome from supporters at SeaTac airport. It was a small recognition of his bravery in revealing the abuses he witnessed as an Army sergeant and interrogator in Iraq, and in being imprisoned for 3 months for going AWOL (Absent WithOut Leave) to powerfully speak out. On Aug. 11, he said:
"As an interrogator I spoke to Iraqis each day. This gave me an idea of what local civilians thought of coalition forces ... I witnessed our baseless incarceration of civilians. I saw civilians physically harassed. I saw an innocent Iraqi killed before me by US troops. I saw the abuse of power that goes without accountability. Ö I stand here before you today about to surrender myself, which was always my intention ... I stand here before you sharing the same idea as Henry David Thoreau: as a Soldier, as an American, and as a human being, we mustnít lend ourselves to that same evil which we condemn." Ricky is available as a speaker: call 206-419-3811 or see www.sdmcc.org/rickyclousing
Justice Works!Hands-on Opportunity to Work for Racial Justice By Ruth Yarrow, Seattle
Have you ever been profusely thanked for just sitting and listening? Justice Works! can give you that opportunity, through its Court Watch program. Court Watch matches volunteers with courtroom trials where the accused person will benefit from knowing that at least one spectator in the courtroom cares about how she/he is being treated. That spectator is a Justice Works! Court Watch volunteer.
You'll find yourself sitting on a bench in a courtroom, wearing a big button that says "Justice Works! COURT WATCH," making eye contact and smiling with encouragement at the person who has requested your presence. You will listen to the proceedings and take notes about what you hear and then send your notes to Ruth Yarrow, another Justice Works! volunteer. Ruth writes periodic reports that help all of us learn about specific lawyers, judges, and the system in general. Your notes will also inform other Justice Works! volunteers about a person's case, so they can stay in touch with the person to offer them support.
Justice Works! is an organization whose mission is to undo racism in the criminal justice system as experienced by African Americans. The Court Watch program is a small but important part of Justice Works!. For a number of years, FOR member Flora Cole has been a Court Watch observer; in the last few years, other FOR members Marcia Mullins, Diana Forman and Ruth Yarrow have joined her. Justice Works! has led workshops at the July FOR Seabeck Conference.
If you volunteer, you will receive helpful materials, and either have a chance to learn more by joining someone who has experience, or by attending a Court Watch training session. Ruth will send you email notices of requests and you can choose which ones fit your schedule - even a couple times a year will help! You will learn a lot and give a person some hope, simply by your presence.
You can reach Ruth Yarrow in Seattle at 206-722-1669 or email at email@example.com
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Army Prosecutorís Court-Martial Subpoena: A 2-for-1 Attempt to Curb Civilian Reporters plus Ehren Watada?
By Tom Savage, from a Dec. 13 Truthout.org news report
Ehren Watada speaking out
US Army prosecutor Capt. Dan Kuecker has insisted to Marc Ash, Executive Director of web-based news service Truthout.org that Ash must provide information about Truthout reporter Sari Gelzer and independent journalists Dahr Jamail and Sarah Olson, who have reported on Lt. Ehren Watadaís attempts to highlight the illegality of the Iraq War and the right of US soldiers to exercise their obligation to not participate in an illegal war. In a December 10 email to Ash, Capt. Kuecker wrote "This information is required as a part of an ongoing criminal investigation and prosecution. Ö Please respond as soon as possible."
Ehren Watadaís court-martial trial is scheduled to start February 5, at Ft. Lewis. Charges may include intentionally missing his deployment, contemptuous speech toward officials, and conduct unbecoming an officer. Conviction could put Watada in prison for as long as six years.
It is likely that prosecutor Kuecker will issue subpoenas in an attempt to compel testimony from Ash, Gelzer, Jamail and Olson about Watadaís speeches and interviews. In effect, civilian journalists are being asked to break their pledges of confidentiality to their sources, and to possibly reveal unpublished information. Failure of a civilian journalist to respond to a subpoena from a military prosecutor could lead to prosecution by a US attorney in a US district court.
There is no exact legal precedent although a related case in 1999, concerning coverage of the death of 20 passengers in the Italian Alps when a military jet severed their ski-gondolaís support cable, ultimately resulted in a ruling that the "60 Minutes" TV program and "Rolling Stone" magazine would not have to disclose unbroadcast and unpublished information to military prosecutors.
Does a prosecutor have the right to violate a reporterís confidentiality of sources, and thus make all of us wary of revealing information to a reporter? Truthoutís attorney Bill Simpich noted that compelling Sari Gelzerís testimony would force Gelzer "to collaborate with the US military and help the government submit into evidence the very videotape that could expose Ehren Watada to additional years in prison." Commenting on this case, Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, said, "The last thing a reporter wants to be identified as is an investigative arm of the government."
Tacoma FOR Supports Ehren WatadaBy David Lambert, Tacoma
Some members of Tacoma FOR are helping with actions surrounding Lt. Ehren Watadaís courageous stand to not deploy to Iraq. Some upcoming events of note:
January 4 -- Pretrial hearing for Lt. Watada. There will be a show of support for him at I-5 exit 119 (gates of Ft. Lewis) from 8 to 11 a.m.
January 6 -- Fundraiser musical event at the Antique Sandwich Company (5102 N. Pearl St.) in Tacoma, 7:30 p.m. This will be a fundraiser for the Jan 20-21 Citizensí Hearing on the Legality of US Actions in Iraq. Steve and Kristi Nebel, Tacoma peace activists and folk singers, will perform.
January 19 -- Daniel Ellsberg will speak on the eve of the Citizensí Hearing, 7:30 p.m. in Tacoma at the Longshoremenís Hall, University of Washington Tacoma Campus (1710 Market St.).
January 20-21 -- Citizensí Hearing in Tacoma at the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus (1210 6th Ave) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
February 5 -- Military court-martial begins.
For information on any of these events, contact Sallie Shawl of Associated Ministries in Tacoma, 253-383-3056 or see www.WarTribunal.org and www.ThankYouLt.org
Feb 19 Seattle FOR Meeting Likely to be in Afternoon, in West Seattle
January 21, Seattle FOR will meet as usual (Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N 70th St., 5 pm potluck, 6 pm announcements, 6:30 - 8 pm program), with Magdaleno Rose-Avila of the NW Immigrant Rights Project.
February 19 -- be prepared for a different location (West Seattle), and a different time (afternoon, easier driving!) as we partner with a West Seattle congregation. More details at Jan meeting and Feb flyer, or 789-5565
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Jan 15, Seattle: MLK Day, Franklin High
Franklin is at 3013 Mt. Baker Blvd., Seattle. The 9:30 workshops, 11:00 rally and noon march build on the theme "Solidarity for Peace, Human Rights, and Economic Justice". Info: Nick Allen at 206-296-0321 Nick.Allen@metrokc.gov
Jan 15, Ground Zero: Vigil and Action
Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action is organizing a traditional vigil and nonviolent direct action at the gates of Naval Base Kitsap (Bangor) on Jan 15. Nonviolence training and action planning begins at 8:30 a.m. at Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4418 Perry Ave., Bremerton. Check firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Brian Watson at 360-0479-6399.
Jan 15, Bellingham: MLK Day Noontime Celebration with Kulshan Chorus
Monday, Jan 15, during the noon hour, at Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie Street, Bellingham: Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration with speakers and the Kulshan Chorus.
Still waging peace all over! Sound Nonviolent Opponents of War Puget Sound & beyond http://www.snowCoalition.org, Olympia plus http://www.OlyFOR.org, Seattle plus http://www.scn.org/activism/calendar, Bellingham http://www.bellinghampeace.org Tacoma http://www.tacomapjh.org, Tri-Cities http://www.tcfn.org/wcp
Ongoing Wednesdays, noon - 1 pm, NW corner of Sylvester Park, corner of Legion & Capitol Way, Olympia, Peace Vigil, come for all or part of the hour to sustain Olympia *FORís* persistent (every week for over 25 years) witness for peace and nonviolence; bring signs or use ours; info Glen 360-491-9093 or email@example.com
Ongoing 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:15 pm, on Pacific Ave. & S. 19th St. at Union Station, Tacoma; Tacoma Women in Black's Vigil for Peace; No signs please. info Alison 253-678-7053 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing Thursdays; 5 - 6 pm, near the Westlake Park arch at 4th and Pine, downtown Seattle; Peace Vigil and leafleting by Women in Black, a group in the tradition of the women who vigil weekly in Israel / Palestine, info 206-208-9715
Ongoing Thursdays, 9 pm & Mondays 1:30 pm, TCTV channel 22 in Thurston County, Olympia *FOR* TV monthly program, Jan program "Impeachment Protects the Constitution". info Glen 360-491-9093 or http://www.olyfor.org
Ongoing Fridays, 4 - 5 pm, in front of the Bellingham Federal Building; join Bellingham *FOR* members and others in the Whatcom Peace Vigil followed by open discussion at Fantasia Coffee, info 360-733-4146
Ongoing Fridays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, south end of Percival Landing, W 4th & Water, Olympia; Please join Olympia *FOR* in this very friendly peace vigil for all or part of this time. Signs provided or bring your own. info 360-491-9093 or http://www.olyfor.org
Ongoing Saturdays, noon - 1 pm, Pearl St. at Locust, along Washington Park in front of Centralia library; 5th year of Vigil for Peace and Education by Fire Mountain *FOR*; info Larry Kerschner 360-291-3946 or http://www.firemountainfor.org
Ongoing Sundays, 12:30 -1:30 pm, at the Brackett's Landing sign, Main Street and Railroad Avenue, in downtown Edmonds; Snohomish County Women In Black, Silent Vigil For Peace; Everyone is welcome. info Beth Burrows email@example.com
Ongoing Sundays, 2 pm, at Greenlake, East Greenlake Way N near N 63rd, Seattle; Peace Vigil, all peaceful people invited, bring signs, leaflets, and your friends and dogs
Ongoing Sundays, 10 pm, on TCTV channel 22 in Thurston County; Olympia *FOR* sponsors documentaries on peace and social justice, Jan program "The Shaman's Apprentice.". info Carol 360-866-7645 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Through Jan 16, at the Wa State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma; "381 Days: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Story" developed by the Smithsonian Institution & Troy University Rosa Parks Library and Museum. info 1-888-BE-THERE or http://www.WashingtonHistory.org
Fri Jan 5, 7 pm, at Wesley Gardens, 815 - 2l6th St., Music Room, lower level Des Moines; South King County *FOR* meeting, topic TBA, info Marion 206-870-4139
Sat Jan 6, 3 pm, & subsequent 1st Saturdays, Keystone Cong. Ch., 5019 Keystone Pl. N, Seattle; meeting of Interfaith Network of Concern for the People of Iraq working for peace in Iraq; info Rich Gamble 206-632-6021
Sat Jan 6, 7:30 pm, at Antique Sandwich Company, 5102 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; Benefit concert for Citizens' Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Actions in Iraq (see Jan 20 - 21) with Steve and Kristi Nebel. $10 donation, reservations 253-752-4069
Mon Jan 8, and subsequent 2nd Mondays, please confirm, 7 - 9 pm, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 6512 23rd Ave NW, Seattle; meeting of Church Council Peace and Justice Committee. Open to new members. info Rev. J. Liljenstolpe 206-782-6434
Weds Jan 10, 7 - 9 pm, at Rm 206, Olympia Center, 222 Columbia NW, Olympia; Genevieve Aguilar, Wa State American Civil Liberties Union, will provide overview of civil liberties issues in the upcoming legislative session. Q & A follows. Sponsored by Thurston County ACLU. info Heather Francks 360-570-1873
Jan 12 - 13, at Mt Vernon HS Cafeteria, Mt Vernon; Mt Vernon High School Peace & Justice Club & People for a Peaceable Planet present Martin Luther King Festival. Fri 7 pm Ernest Tutt enacts King's speeches. Sat 1 - 9 pm David Korten speaks, workshops, food, music. $5 daily. 360-428-7929 or http://www.ppplanet.org
Fri Jan 12, and subsequent 2nd Fridays, Doors open 6:30 pm; film at 7 pm, at Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4418 Perry Avenue NE, Bremerton; Second Friday Social Justice Film Series; light refreshments are served; free admission! To arrange childcare or for info email@example.com
Sat Jan 13, 9 am - 4 pm, at Whatcom Community College's Syre Center; Whatcom Human Rights Task Force's Martin Luther King, Jr. Conference: info http://www.whrtf.org
Sun Jan 14, 2 pm, at the Centralia Library; Fire Mountain (Centralia-Chehalis area) *FOR* meeting, info Newt, firstname.lastname@example.org or Larry 360-291-3946 or http://www.firemountainfor.org
Sun Jan 14, 3 pm business meeting, 4 pm program, 5 potluck, at the Friends Center, 2508 S. 39th St, Tacoma; Tacoma *FOR* program with Julio Quan on United Nations mediation work and current work at El Centro Latino; info Vivi 253-572-4912
Mon Jan 15, 8:30 am at Kitsap Unitarian Fellowship, 4418 Perry Ave., Bremerton; Support Martin Luther King's commitment to peace and nonviolence. Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action vigil and direct action at Trident nuclear submarine base. Begin with nonviolence training. 1:30 gather at Ground Zero, 16159 Clear Creek Rd., NW, Poulsbo. 4:15 pm at First United Methodist Church, 1150 Marine Dr., Bremerton. Bring lunch, warm clothes, donation, & peaceful spirit. info http://www.gzcenter.org, or Anne 206-545-3562. carpool from Olympia Tim 360-705-2407
Mon Jan 15, 9:30 am workshops, 11 am rally, noon march, start at Franklin High School, 3013 Mt. Baker Blvd, Seattle; MLK Day Celebration. Speakers include anti-racist organizer Mary Flowers, and Lt. Ehren Watada, refusing to return to Iraq. March to MLK Memorial, MLK Way and S. Walker St. with Seattle *FOR* contingent. info 206-296-0321 or http://www.MLKseattle.org
Mon Jan 15, during the noon hour, at Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie Street, Bellingham; Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration with speakers and the Kulshan Chorus
Mon Jan 15, 4 pm, at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 515 Washington SE, Olympia; Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration: Sponsored by Thurston Council on Cultural Diversity and Human Rights. info 360-786-5135
Tues Jan 16, 3 - 5 pm, at Planned Parenthood, 2001 E. Madison, Seattle; Safe Schools Coalition meeting, *WWFOR* is a member, working to help schools become safe places regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, attend in person or by phone; RSVP and info Beth Reis, email@example.com, 206-296-4970 or http://www.SafeSchoolsCoalition.org
Tues Jan 16, 6:45 - 9 pm, at Lincoln Elementary School, corner of Washington and 21st, downtown Olympia; Communicating To Connect. An introduction to Nonviolent Communication, The language of connecting with others, self and life. By Liv Monroe. No fee. Contributions appreciated. info Liv 360-357-4503
Fri Jan 19, 7:30 pm, at University of Washington Tacoma, 1710 Market St, Tacoma; talk by whistle blower Daniel Ellsberg, military analyst who released the Pentagon Papers in the Vietnam War. sponsored by UWT Arts and Lectures
Sat & Sun Jan 20 & 21, 10 am - 5 pm, at Evergreen State College - Tacoma, 1210 6th Ave, Tacoma; "Citizens' Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Actions in Iraq: The Case of Lt. Ehren Watada". Testifiers include Denis Halliday, Daniel Ellsberg, Richard Falk, Nadia McCaffrey, Harvey Tharp, Antonia Juhasz, John Burroughs, Eman Khammas, Benjamin G. Davis, and Geoffrey Millard. David Krieger leads panel examining witnesses and issuing report. info 206-789-5565 or http://www.WarTribunal.org
Sat Jan 20, 7 pm, at Town Hall, Eighth Ave at Seneca, Seattle; Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action presents John Burroughs, of Lawyerís Committee on Nuclear Policy on nuclear weapons, international law, and responsibility for disarmament. Tickets $10 http://www.brownpapertickets.com, info http://www.gzcenter.org
Sat Jan 20, 7:30 pm, at the Antique Sandwich Company, 5102 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; Tom Rawson's Folk Music Concert Benefits Interfaith Camp, which brings together local Muslim, Jewish, Christian and other youth. info Sallie Shawl, 360-884-2862
Sun Jan 21, potluck 5 pm, announcements 6, program 6:30, at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N 70th, Seattle; Seattle *FOR* program with Magdaleno Rose-Avila of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, on "Working for Immigrant Justice and Human Rights." info 206-789-5565
Mon Jan 22, 7 pm, phone for location in Tumwater; Death penalty abolition committee of Olympia *FOR* meets. Everyone who opposes the death penalty is invited. info Chuck or Rozanne, 360-705-8520 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thurs Jan 25, 7 pm, at Roosevelt High School Theatre, 1410 NE 66th, Seattle; Darfur Stories is a staged reading of first person accounts that dramatize both crisis and commitment in Darfur. Suggested donation $5, Proceeds to Humanitarian aid. info Barbara Mackoff email@example.com
Sat Jan 27, assemble by 11:45 am for one hour vigil at noon along both sides of 4th Ave from the bridge to the fountain, Olympia; "3,000 Too Many Peace Vigil". Stand in memory of all lives lost in the illegal war against Iraq. Sponsors include Thurston County Progressive Network & Veterans for Peace. Bring signs about peace and the cost of war, no dogs, please. info Jim James 360-480-5957 or 360-570-0885 or http://www.tcpronet.org
Sat Jan 27, 1 pm start at Center for Social Justice, 2111 E. Union, Seattle, end at Judkins Park; Demonstration to Cut Iraq War Funding Now; Troops Home Now; Opposition to Racism and Scapegoating of Arabs and Muslims; Opposition for all occupations from Afghanistan to Palestine; Support War Resisters; Fund Social Needs. info firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-962-1685
Fri Feb 2, please check website, 6:30 pm, at Cascade People's Center, 309 Pontius Ave N, Seattle; *FOR* affiliate Justice Works! meeting; an organization whose mission is undoing racism in the criminal justice system as experienced by African Americans; info 206-303-7559, http://www.justiceworks.info
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Fri Feb 2, 7 pm, at Wesley Gardens, 815 - 2l6th St., Music Room, lower level Des Moines; South King County *FOR* meeting, topic TBA, info Marion 206-870-4139
Sat Feb 3, 3 pm, & subsequent 1st Saturdays, Keystone Cong. Ch., 5019 Keystone Pl. N, Seattle; meeting of Interfaith Network of Concern for the People of Iraq working for peace in Iraq; info Rich Gamble 206-632-6021
Mon Feb 5, and subsequent 1st Mondays, please confirm by phone, 7 pm at St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E, Conference Room, Seattle; Jubilee 2000 NW Coalition meeting, working for debt relief for world's poorest nations, info Mary Margaret Pruitt 206-382-3785 or http://www.jubileenw.org
Weds Feb 7, and subsequent 1st Wednesdays, 5:30 pm, at Labor Temple, Hall 8, 2800 1st Ave, Seattle; Jobs With Justice Seattle Organizing Committee meeting, *WWFOR* is a member of JwJ, info 206-441-4969
Fri Feb 9, and subsequent 2nd Fridays, Doors open 6:30 pm; film 7 pm, at Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4418 Perry Ave NE, Bremerton; Second Friday Social Justice Film Series; light refreshments; free admission! To arrange childcare or for info email@example.com
Sat Feb 10, 7 pm, at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 North 70th St, Seattle, Tom Rawson Concert and Album Release Party to benefit Seattle *FOR*, info 206-789-5565
Sun Feb 11, 2 pm, at the Centralia Library; Fire Mountain (Centralia-Chehalis area) *FOR* meeting, info Newt, firstname.lastname@example.org or Larry 360-291-3946 or http://www.firemountainfor.org
Sun Feb 11, 3 pm business meeting, 4 pm program, 5 potluck, at the Friends Center, 2508 S. 39th St, Tacoma; Tacoma *FOR* program on "Understanding Terrorism?" (Olympia FOR TV show); info Vivi 253-572-4912
Mon Feb 12, and subsequent 2nd Mondays, please confirm by phone, 7 - 9 pm, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 6512 23rd Ave NW, Seattle; meeting of the Church Council Peace and Justice Committee. Open to new members. info Rev. J. Liljenstolpe 206-782-6434
Sun Feb 18, details TBA, Seattle; Seattle *FOR* meeting, topic Anti-Racism Work, free, collection will be taken. all welcome. info 206-789-5565
Tues Feb 20, 3 - 5 pm, at Planned Parenthood, 2001 E. Madison, Seattle; Safe Schools Coalition meeting, *WWFOR* is a member, working to help schools become safe places regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, attend in person or by phone; RSVP and info Beth Reis, email@example.com, 206-296-4970 or http://www.SafeSchoolsCoalition.org
Fri March 2, please check website, 6:30 pm, at Cascade People's Center, 309 Pontius Ave N, Seattle; *FOR* affiliate Justice Works! meeting; an organization whose mission is undoing racism in the criminal justice system as experienced by African Americans; info 206-303-7559, http://www.justiceworks.info
Fri March 2, call to confirm, 7 pm, at Wesley Gardens, 815 - 2l6th St., Music Room, lower level Des Moines; South King County *FOR* meeting, topic TBA, info Marion 206-870-4139
Sat March 3, postponed to March 10, 2 - 4 pm, at United Methodist Church, 22225 9th Ave S, Des Moines; join South King County *FOR* and others in a Peace Fair with speaker Rev. Rich Lang, organization tables, and more. info Marion 206-870-4139
Sat March 3, 7:30 pm, at Plenty! Restaurant, 4th & Columbia, downtown Olympia; Tom Rawson's Folk Music Concert to Benefit the Olympia *FOR*. info 360-491-9093 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tues March 6, 6:45 - 9 pm, at Lincoln Elementary School, Washington and 21st, downtown Olympia; Communicating To Connect. An introduction to Nonviolent Communication, The language of connecting with others, self and life. By Liv Monroe. No fee. Contributions appreciated. info Liv 360-357-4503
Weds March 7, and subsequent 1st Wednesdays, 5:30 pm, at Labor Temple, Hall 8, 2800 1st Ave, Seattle; Jobs With Justice Seattle Organizing Committee meeting, *WWFOR* is a member of JwJ, info 206-441-4969
Sat March 10, note changed date, 2 - 4 pm, at United Methodist Church, 22225 9th Ave S, Des Moines; join South King County *FOR* and others in a Peace Fair with speaker Rev. Rich Lang, organization tables, and more. info Marion 206-870-4139
Fri - Mon June 29 - July 2, at Seabeck, Wa; Save the Date for the 49th Annual *FOR* Northwest Regional Conference with participants form Wa, Or, BC, and beyond. info email@example.com or 206-789-5565
Connections: people & organizations
FOR National PO Box 271, Nyack, NY 10960 845-358-4601 www.forusa.org publisher of Fellowship (a superb magazine!)
See web site, for information on FORís many programs.
Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action at Poulsbo WA, near the Bangor submarine base www.gzcenter.org
IFOR (International Fellowship of Reconciliation) Spoorstraat 38, 1815 BK Alkmaar, Netherlands www.ifor.org
Justice Works! PO Box 1489, Lake Stevens, WA 98258 206-309-2087 www.justiceworks.info email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Olympia FOR chapter 360-491-9093 [note correction] website www.olyfor.org
Pacific Call Next issue deadline is February 11. Contact Tom Savage email@example.com 206-522-6201(voice and fax)
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