Vol. 27, No. 4
Web edition at www.scn.org/wwfor
Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation
Western Washington FOR 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: 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
Peace Activist Trainees develop skills, police forum
2nd Ehren Watada court-martial trial set for Oct 9
Oct 20, 7 p.m. Mike Stern concert, University Friends
Nov 9-10 Fall Retreat: Resisting the War Machine
Fire Mt. chapter adds spirit in Centralia
Seattle schools Opt-Out forms due back by Oct 1
YOUR time matters for peace and justice
Connections: People and organizations
Donations always needed
ABBREVIATIONS: FOR=Fellowship of Reconciliation
Thank you to the many volunteers who helped to prepare and send this issue.
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Expressions from Ellen
A 20-year retired Army officer sees a film about conscientious objection and says, "This film challenges my core beliefs." Another retired veteran officer is angry and aggressive during the post-film discussion. Yet two days later, running into the filmís producer on the street of a small town, he says hasnít been able to forget it, stirred by memories of what heíd done and seen in Korea. His wife is sorry they saw it. But he isnít: "Itís important to see and be upset about this Ö I want to give money to help distribute this film." Soldiers of Conscience, which showed in June in Seattle at the Seattle International Film Festival, is that film. In conjunction with the filmís producer/directors, members of faith-based groups are planning congregation/community showings of the film during a "Weekend of Conscience" (October 26-28). This will be followed with a "commercial" release (November 2-8) in Seattle. If that goes well, itís hoped that it might be picked up by a distributor and shown more widely across the country.
Can a film make a difference? Not alone certainly. But in conjunction with other films, regional demonstrations October 27, occupations of Congressional offices in September, ongoing vigils and discussions, Arlington NW in Centralia Oct 21-22, writing letters and letters-to-the-editor, and other creative actions and dialogues? What might you/we do to end this war, and prevent others, to reclaim our democracy, to stand side-by-side with immigrant communities who are already taking the brunt of "security." Letís consciously, thoughtfully, intentionally consider what we can do and then do it. (One place to grapple with this: the WWFOR Fall Retreat.)
Summer can feel hopeful. An inspiring yet challenging Seabeck conference with Kathy Kelly, Zahra Hamid Sultan, alejandra tobar, Mark Johnson, and many others. The joy and overstimulation of a month of working with youth (see PAT article). Long summer days full of light and plenty. Maybe an opportunity for new perspective. And then return to the task(s) at hand.
"Öthe very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but live right in it, under its roof. What I want is so simple, I almost canít say it: Elementary kindness. Enough to eat, enough to go around. The possibility that kids might grow up one day to be neither destroyers nor destroyed. Thatís about it. Right now Iím living in that hope, running down its hallways and touching the walls on both sides."
[Barbara Kingsolver, "Animal Dreams"]
Ellen Finkelstein, WWFOR Organizer
Peace Activist Trainees develop skills, organize forum on Police Accountability
Trainees and mentors: Front row: Matt Pfeiffer (Nova), Maria Tamayo (Ballard), Catherine Means (Garfield), Ruth Yarrow, and Ellie Lipton (Northwest School) Back row: Monica Fisk, Ellen Finkelstein, Dante Garcia (Bainbridge), Katie Mesmer (Center School), and Mike Yarrow. Not shown: Marcia Mullins and Sara Rinehart
This July, WWFOR again conducted a four-week Peace Activist Trainee (PAT) program for six selected high school activists. At the end, when asked what they would change about the program, all six said: Make it longer - so we could do more.
One of the 2007 PATs asked Juan Bocanegra (organizer with Jobs with Justice who was meeting with us about immigration) who heíd recommend to be part of the PAT upcoming forum on police accountability (this yearís group project). He reeled off three names. A seasoned activist might have thought that the three topnotch suggestions were unlikely to appear at a program scheduled within two weeks at the end of July led by high-school youth. The PATs of 2007 convinced Sunil Abraham, Public Defenders Association, KL Shannon, Racial Disparity Project, and James Bible, NAACP Seattle Branch president, to be on the panel. They also persuaded Katherine Olson, director of OPA (Seattleís Office of Professional Accountability) to join them. The program drew more than 50 diverse people, increased community awareness, gave the PATs and others knowledge, and had a take-home action component. (A DVD of portions of the forum is available for loan from WWFOR office.)
Among other things, the PATs conducted a survey on police accountability at Westlake and met with City Council President Nick Licata about their findings. They visited Tent City, collected needed items and donated them, and vigiled with Women in Black. They soapboxed at Steinbreuck Park, met with war resister Agustin Aguayo and longtime activist Abe Osheroff. They participated in various trainings and honed organizing skills. Four of them and organizer Ellen Finkelstein appeared on Olympia FORís TV program in August. (A DVD of the program is available for loan from WWFOR office or Olympia FOR.)
They said theyíd come into the program passionate about a particular issue, but are now concerned about so many things and learned so much from each other. (Some of the interests they might list: immigrant rights, counter-recruiting, ending the war in Iraq, economic justice, homelessness, domestic violence, public health, diversity, how the media portrays women.)
With the support of the Abe Keller Peace Education Fund, this annual program is perhaps the best work that WWFOR does. It offers a unique opportunity for high-school students to develop tools for change, gain knowledge, meet a variety of activists, and work with their peers with respectful input and support from adults. One of the most rewarding elements is to watch youth who may feel isolated in their own high school or community meet other passionate young activists and recognize their own strengths in them. This yearís sextet bonded early: "Even when we disagree, we find a way to work it out." Itís also a special chance for veteran activists to learn from well-informed, compassionate, energetic and wise youth.
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2nd Ehren Watada court-martial trial currently set for October 9
A second attempt to convict Army 2nd Lt. Ehren Watada and imprison him for up to 6 years is scheduled to begin at Ft. Lewis on October 9. Watada faces two specifications of "Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman" and one specification of "Missing Movement," for publicly questioning the legality of the war in Iraq (for comments about the war and George Bush) and declining to deploy to Iraq on June 22, 2006.
A February 2007 court martial attempt ended when Army prosecutors requested a mistrial. They had presented as evidence a written statement or "stipulation" in which Watada agreed that he indeed had missed his brigadeís June 2006 deployment to Iraq and had made public statements against the war. The judge called the stipulation an admission of guilt and the basis of the prosecutionís case and granted the prosecution its bizarre request for a mistrial Ė possibly to benefit the Armyís legal team that some analysts say was bungling the case.
Watadaís attorneys point out that since the request for mistrial came after the "beginning of the presentation of evidence based on the merits," a second trial would place Watada in double jeopardy of being tried twice on same charges. That is prohibited under the 5th amendment to the Constitution. His attorneys have appealed on that basis to the Army Court of Criminal Appeals.
On February 7, Amnesty Internationalís Americas program director Susan Lee announced, "If found guilty, Amnesty International would consider Ehren Watada to be a prisoner of conscience and call for his immediate and unconditional release."
Sat Oct 20, 7 pm: Mike Stern in Concert at U. Friends Meeting, Seattle
Seattle Chapter FOR presents a concert by Mike Stern and Friends, at 4001 9th Ave NE. Mike is an amazingly versatile musician and songwriter with original songs on nonviolence, war, love, and the humorous aspects of everyday life. He particularly highlights in song people standing up to oppression. As the late Phil Berrigan (peace activist and former priest) put it, "Ranks with Pete Seeger & Charlie King as a troubadour of the new millennium." Be ready for an evening of enjoyment! Suggested donation $10-20, info 206-789-5565
Fri-Sat Nov 9-10, Fall Retreat: Resisting the War Machine (See flyer)
Mark your calendar for Friday evening and Saturday morning and afternoon in Lacey with FOR folks from throughout Western Washington. Info: Glen 360-491-9093 email@example.com or Western Washington FOR 206-789-5560 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fire Mt. Chapter adds spirit in CentraliaBy Karen Kirkwood
It was sunny and hot, but Fire Mountain FOR members forged on, carrying FOR's message to Lewis County. About eight of our group walked in the Fourth of July parade in Centralia. They each carried a sign with a colorful drawing (painted by Newt Kirkwood-Weaver) and a few words about a grassroots, social justice movement in the United States. The theme of the parade was "The American Spirit," and we wanted to emphasize what the people of our country can do for the good of everyone when we put our minds to it. The signs covered abolition, women's suffrage, civil rights, workers rights and conservation. The featured peace dove came from the puppet making workshop at the FOR Seabeck conference.
Seattle Opt-Out forms due back by Oct 1
High school students (grades 9-12) and their parents can request that student information including name, address and phone not be released to the military. In Seattle, fill out and return both "opt-out" forms that came in the August back-to-school packet (one is the "FERPA Form" and the other is the Student Opt-Out Form). Or get forms at www.seattleschools.org/area/main/forms/ferpaform.pdf In Seattle, return both completed forms to your schoolís main office by October 1. Students in grades K-8 can also limit release of information.
Students in other districts can "opt-out" if you act before your schoolís deadline. Contact your school or www.leavemychildalone.org
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YOUR time matters for peace, justice
Willing to contribute an hour or two every month to help with WWFORís important work? Consider one of the two newly reorganized committees, or representing WWFOR at one of the vital coalitions with which we collaborate. To learn more about OR volunteer with the:
Financial Development Committee, contact Marcia Mullins at 206-322-8846 email@example.com) To help with the
Membership & Chapter Development Committee, contact Glen Anderson at 360- 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org The latter committee's purposes include promoting FOR membership, strengthening existing FOR chapters, and starting chapters where needed in Western Washington.
Shulamit Decktor has served with distinction as WWFOR's representative to Washington State Jobs with Justice for the past five years and also, more recently, to the local Immigrants' Rights/sanctuary coalition. FOR's participation in these coalitions is a solid expression of our commitment to justice and helps sustain the coalitionsí commitment to nonviolent activism. Shulamit will be unable to fulfill these functions from Oct 2007 to Mar 2008. It would be great if someone (or two - one for each coalition) were able to sit in for her then (or possibly longer if you wish). For details, talk to Ellen at 206-798-5565.
Still waging peace all over! Sound Nonviolent Opponents of War Puget Sound & beyond http://www.snowCoalition.org, Olympia plus http://www.olyevents.net, http://www.OlyFOR.org, Seattle plus http://www.scn.org/activism/calendar, Bellingham http://www.WhatcomPJC.org Tacoma http://www.ufppc.org
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 Thursdays, 9 pm & Mondays 1:30 pm, TCTV channel 22 in Thurston County, Olympia *FOR* TV monthly program, Sept Military 'Solutions' Are the Problem! Oct Impeach Bush & Cheney, info Glen 360-491-9093 or http://www.olyfor.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 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 Fridays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, at Justice Works! Thomas House, 1117 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Seattle; Justice Works! meeting; with Updates on our projects, programs, campaigns. JW! is an organization affiliated with *FOR* whose mission is undoing racism in the criminal justice system as experienced by African Americans; info 206-303-7559 or http://www.justiceworks.info
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, 10 pm, on TCTV channel 22 in Thurston County; Olympia *FOR* sponsors documentaries on peace and social justice, info Carol 360-866-7645 or firstname.lastname@example.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
Sun Sept 9, at the Methodist Church, 506 South Washington Ave, Centralia; Fire Mountain (Centralia-Chehalis area) *FOR* meeting with a video, bring finger food to share, info Karen 360-767-0161 or Larry firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun Sept 9, 6:30 pm, at the Lacey Community Church, 4501 19th Avenue SE, Lacey; Lacey Community Church presents singer songwriter peace activist Michael Stern to celebrate the centennial of its Church of the Brethren heritage. info 360-491-1741
Mon Sept 10, please confrim by phone or website, 7 pm, at Woodland Park Presbyt Church, 225 N 70th, Seattle; Meeting of Sound Nonviolent Opponents of War. *WWFOR* is a member. info SNOW 206-789-2684 or http://www.snowcoalition.org
Tues Sept 11, 10:30 am - eve, meet in front of Fisher Pavillion, Seattle Center; The Freedom From Fear Campaign is a response to a Constitutional crisis: All who mourn the loss of innocent life and of civil liberties are invited to wear black and join. 11 am silent march from Space Needle to media centers; 2:30-4:30 pm at Westlake for banner making, Picnic, Music and passing literature; 4:30 pm Funeral Dirge, 6 pm, Party. info Rita 206-782-1088
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Thursdays Sept 13 - Oct 18, 7 - 9 pm, at the Olympia Friends Meeting House, 219 B Street, Tumwater; Interfaith Earth Charter Study Group. Suggested Donation $10. info Samara 360-352-7487
Fri Sept 14, 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
Fri Sept 14, 7:30 pm, at Lincoln Theatre, 712 South First Street, Mount Vernon; Jim Page Live at the Lincoln celebrating the 5th anniversary of People for a Peaceable Planet, an evening of politically charged music and humor! $11.50-16.50. Tickets 360-336-2858 or 877-754-6284, info http://www.lincolntheatre.org
Sat Sept 15, Olympia *FOR* presents a Peak Oil Workshop: Learn about the crisis and start planning how to reduce the dangers and cope with the consequences. What can individuals, nonprofit organizations, and state & local governments do? info Glen Anderson 360-491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat Sept 15, 10 am, at University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle; United Nations Association Seattle Program & Annual Meeting "Sharing Wisdom about Peace and Reconciliation: An African Journey" with Kim Bush and Judy Friesem who visited people promoting nonviolent approaches to conflict and reconciliation in Africa including Burundi and Rwanda. Endorsed by Seattle *FOR*. info 206-568-1959
Sun Sept 16, 3 pm business meeting, 4 pm program, 5 potluck, at the Friends Center, 2508 S. 39th St, Tacoma; Tacoma *FOR* program with topic TBA. info Vivi 253-572-4912
Sun Sept 16, potluck 5 pm, announcements 6, program 6:30, at Woodland Park Presbyt. Church, 225 N 70th, Seattle; Seattle *FOR* program with Gerri Haynes on "Iraq: The Words of Iraqis Today". Gerri has maintained contact with Iraqi families since her last visit. Free, collection taken. info 206-789-5565
Tuesdays Sept 18 and alternate weeks through Nov, Gandhi Study Group begins with the 1982 Gandhi movie, then read and discuss two easy-to-read books. Sponsored by Olympia *FOR*. info Glen Anderson 360-491-9093 or email@example.com
Weds Sept 19, 7 pm in Tumwater; Death penalty abolition committee of Olympia *FOR* meets. Everyone who opposes the death penalty is invited to help strengthen the movement to abolish this atrocity. info Chuck or Rozanne, 360-705-8520
Fri Sept 21, 6 pm, at Maritime Heritage Park, 7 - 9 pm, at First Cong. Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham; Whatcom Peace & Justice Center's Annual Celebration of International Day of Peace. Rally, march, program with Iraq Veteran Evan Knappenberger, Victoria Marx of CodePink, mother of a two-tour Iraq Veteran, and others. info http://www.WhatcomPJC.org or 360-734-0217
Fri Sept 21, 7 p.m., at King's Books, 281 St. Helen's Ave., Tacoma; United for Peace of Pierce County presents Iraq: In or Out? -- A Public Debate with Dr. Sid Olufs, professor, Pacific Lutheran University, and Dr. Steve Niva, faculty, The Evergreen State College, Olympia. Free. info 253-573-1504 or 253-535-7219
Sat Sept 22, 6 pm, at The Westin Seattle; Northwest Immigrant Rights Project 23rd Annual Gala with live entertainment, dinner, dancing and the presentation of the Golden Door and Amicus Awards, providing legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees in Washington State. tickets 206-957-8635 or firstname.lastname@example.org, $75
Tues Sept 25, 7 pm, at University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle; Interfaith Network of Concern for the People of Iraq presents Raed Jarrar & Noah Merrill in a Program "Nightmare in Iraq: the Roots of Violence and the Refugee Crisis". info Dick Blakney 425-488-9965
Tues Sept 25, 8:30 - 10 pm, at The Comedy Underground, 222 S. Main Street, Pioneer Square, Seattle; benefit show, Laugh OUT Loud, for Safe Schools Coalition working for safe schools regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. *WWFOR* is a member of SSC. Tickets $10 advance; $12 at door. Youth half price. Request tickets laughOUTloud_benefit@safeschoolscoalition.org
Weds Sept 26, 7 pm, at South Puget Sound Community College, Minnaert Center, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia; students free with ID. South Sound Voices Poetry Reading and fundraiser to bring Voices in Wartime curricula into schools. Andy Himes, will introduce a Voices in Wartime film clip. Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/18376, $11.24. info email@example.com or 360-451-2410
Sat Sept 29, 10 am - 5 pm, at Peace Arch Park in Blaine, WA; Whatcom Peace & Justice Center and World Peace Forum and StopWar.ca in Vancouver present Peace Without Borders, a cross-border peace gathering. 10 am - 1 pm will be workshops/discussions and strategic planning. 2 - 5 pm Peace Concert featuring David Rovics. info and carpools from Bellingham 360-734-0217
Sat Sept 29, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., in Olympia; Basic Peacekeeper Training. Peacekeepers help our events be safe and effective. The training will include information-sharing, physical exercises, Q&A, discussion, and printed handouts. Brownbag lunch and light refreshments. Sliding-scale payment. Sponsored by Olympia *FOR*. info Glen Anderson 360-491-9093 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mon Oct 1, and subsequent 1st Mondays, please confirm by phone, 7 pm at St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E, 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
Tues Oct 2, 6 - 9 pm, at The Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Avenue, Seattle; King County Washington Women Lawyers presents Women and the War in Iraq - A Public Forum with nationally recognized speakers. Free. info email@example.com
Weds Oct 3, 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 Oct 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 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat Oct 6, & subsequent 1st Saturdays, 3 pm, 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 Oct 8, please confrim by phone or website, 7 pm, at Woodland Park Presbyt Church, 225 N 70th, Seattle; Meeting of Sound Nonviolent Opponents of War. *WWFOR* is a member. info SNOW 206-789-2684 or http://www.snowcoalition.org
Fri Oct 12, 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
Sun Oct 14, 2 pm, please confirm, at the Centralia Library; Fire Mountain (Centralia-Chehalis area) *FOR* meeting, info Karen 360-767-0161 or Larry firstname.lastname@example.org
Weds Oct 17, 7 pm in Tumwater; Death penalty abolition committee of Olympia *FOR* meets. Everyone who opposes the death penalty is invited to help strengthen the movement to abolish this atrocity. info Chuck or Rozanne, 360-705-8520
Sat Oct 20, Death Penalty Fall Conference focuses on families of murder victims: Murder victims' families and organizations on both sides of the death penalty will discuss their perspectives and concerns. This half-day conference is sponsored by the Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, *WWFOR* is a member. , 2info 06-622-8952 http://www.abolishdeathpenalty.org
Sat Oct 20, 7 p.m., at University Friends Meeting, 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle; Seattle *FOR* presents a Concert by singer/ songwriter / peace activist Mike Stern and Friends. suggested donation $10 - 20. info 206-789-5565
Sun & Mon Oct 21 & 22, all day; Fire Mountain (Centralia-Chehalis area) *FOR* will participate in the Arlington Northwest display of crosses and other grave markers symbolizing people killed in Iraq, volunteers needed, info Karen 360-767-0161 or Larry email@example.com
Sun Oct 21, 3 pm business meeting, 4 pm program, 5 potluck, at the Friends Center, 2508 S. 39th St, Tacoma; Tacoma *FOR* program with topic TBA. info Vivi 253-572-4912
Fri - Sun Oct 26 - 28, Weekend of Conscience: Congregation and community showings of "Soldiers of Conscience" film. info 206-789-5565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat Oct 27, in Seattle; plans are being developed for a northwest regional demonstration to End the Iraq War, info http://www.unitedforpeace.org
Sat Oct 27, 6 - 10 pm, at Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S., Tukwila; Jobs with Justice 14th Anniversary Honoree Dinner and Silent Auction. $50 advance, RSVP to Debbie Carlsen 206-441-4969
Fri Nov 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 or email@example.com
Fri - Thurs Nov 3 - 8, at SIFF, McCaw Hall, Seattle; Commercial trial release of "Soldiers of Conscience"
Nov 3 - 17, Interfaith Peace-Builders *FOR* Delegation to Israel/ Palestine. US citizens can see the conflict with their own eyes and learn directly from Israeli and Palestinian nonviolent peace/ human-rights activists, spend time in Palestinian and Israeli homes, and experience the situation of Palestinians living under occupation. info 202-244-0821 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat Nov 3, & subsequent 1st Saturdays, 3 pm, 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 Nov 3, at Seattle Center, Northwest Rooms; Seattle Race Conference. info http://www.seattleraceconference.org, info 206-448-9000
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Nov 4 - 5, Sun 1 pm - Mon 3:30 pm, in Washington, DC; *FOR* presents Grassroots Civilian Diplomacy: Activists In The Halls Of Power, A Two-day Training on Advocacy for Demilitarization. Please register by Oct 15, cost $25 - $75. info or registration Sharon Martin, email@example.com
Mon Nov 5, and subsequent 1st Mondays, please confirm by phone, 7 pm at St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E, 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 Nov 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 - Sat Nov 9 - 10, at Gwinwood Center, Lacey, near Olympia; *WWFOR* Fall Retreat with theme Resisting War. Includes Area Committee meeting, our governing body, info 206-789-5565
Connections: people & organizations
USA PO Box 271, Nyack, NY 10960 845-358-4601 www.forusa.org publisher of Fellowship (a superb magazine!)
Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action 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 website www.olyfor.org
Pacific Call Next issue deadline is October 19. Contact editor Tom Savage email@example.com 206-522-6201
WWFOR -- office Ellen Finkelstein, organizer 206-789-5565 email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.scn.org/wwfor
DONATIONS ALWAYS NEEDED AND WELCOME!
Western Washington FOR needs your financial support. If you like what we are doing, please donate to: WWFOR, 225 N 70th, Seattle WA 98103. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. FOR is a 501(c)(3) organization.
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