|Seattle Community Network||
June 1, 2000
"Friday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 4th - Cabrini, a retreat for queer and queer-friendly Quakers. See the Cabrini page for more information, including to register. Cabrini will be held on the Olympic Penninsula."
University Friends Meeting
"Participating organizations address needs in areas of Quaker concern such as criminal justice, community reconciliation, aid to refugees, world peace, the environment, education, equality, and human dignity." ...
"QUEST recruits young adults, both Quaker and non-Quaker, from all over North America. Individuals and couples from many different social-economic, cultural, racial, and religious backgrounds participate."
Open Hand Publishing
Thomas Churchill later wrote a novel about the two men's lives, published in Seattle by Open Hand Publishing. It's mentioned in HistoryLink's Northwest Historical Bookshelf.
May 28 - June 3
Seattle Sites of the Week:
Citizens' Campaign for Commercial-Free Schools
"The Citizens' Campaign for Commercial-Free Schools (CCCS) was formed in 1997 in response to a Seattle School Board policy to actively solicit corporate advertising for placement in the public schools.
"Concerned parents and community members, realizing that there had already been substantial commercial intrusion into the schools, decided that it was time to put a stop to these attempts to turn students into a captive consumer market.
"In response to public outcry, the School Board rescinded its policy on advertising and initiated a process to formulate a new policy based upon community concerns. However, the School Board has still not adopted a new policy on commercialism in schools.
"In the absence of such a policy, commercial intrusion continues as before, and the Seattle School District even signed an exclusive contract with Coca-Cola, putting the schools in the position of having a financial interest in promoting the sale of junk food to their students.
"CCCS is working to convince the Seattle School Board of the necessity of instituting a policy that protects the educational environment of our schools, and protects students from commercial sales pitches that have no relation to education.
"CCCS is also focusing on the elimination of 'Channel One' (a daily televised advertisement / infotainment program) from Seattle schools.
"Other goals include the elimination of biased, commercially-produced curriculum materials, preventing the introduction of computer advertising schemes (such as 'Zap Me!'), and generally enhancing public awareness of commercialism in schools."
- Joel Bradbury