[HCCN] Fwd: minutes of Peninsula Peace & Justice Sept. meeting

Peter Robbins peter at robbinsandrobbins.com
Sun Sep 5 18:38:54 EDT 2010

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> From: "Steve Benson" <sbenson58 at gmail.com>
> 09 01 2010 Peninsula Peace and Justice meeting minutes
> Present:  Peter, Carolyn, Bonnie, Ron, Steve
> There will be a Flash in the Pan benefit for Everybody Eats at the  
> Ellsworth Harbor Park on Water St. this coming Monday Labor Day,  
> September 9, at 6.30 pm.
> Carolyn Coe agreed to develop a presentation based on her meetings  
> with Palestinians earlier this year, and her associate, Ridgeley,  
> who traveled there more recently, may also participate if  
> available.  We discussed options for a fund-raising event that  
> might be linked, earlier the same day, with this slide talk.  A  
> fundraiser might involve boating or other activities.  Date and  
> details to come.
> On October 9 there will be a teach-in by Jo Comerford of the  
> National Priorities Project at the Unitarian Universalist Church on  
> Park Street, Bangor,  from 1 to 4 pm.  This will be followed by the  
> annual Walk for Peace, which is part of the Chain of Concern series  
> of events, and then there will be a Harvest Potluck Supper from 6  
> to 8 pm, at which an award will be made honoring Dud Hendrick .   
> PPJ agreed to co-sponsor the Walk for Peace.
> A local presentation by the author of a new book “Lost and Found in  
> Cuba” was discussed; Peter will research this possibility.
> PPJ agreed to co-sponsor the Audacity of Hope, a boat going in  
> flotilla later this fall to share international aid with Palestinians.
> In late October 2010, Judy and Peter Robbins plan to present a  
> slide talk on their summer trip to Cuba with the Pastors for Peace  
> caravan and what they learned through it.
> PPJ is hoping to present a film and talk on mountain-top coal  
> removal and energy issues related to coal processing, perhaps in  
> November.  We plan to identify a good film and perhaps a speaker  
> active in this struggle.
> Carolyn reported on her experience attending the Veterans for Peace  
> conference in Portland, Maine, last Thursday.  She was very  
> positively impressed with the organizing and decisions made by  
> Portland’s chapter in many respects, particularly recognition and  
> mobilization of a diverse set of speakers and participants.
> PPJ is still setting the remaining white flags in place in the  
> memorial field in downtown Blue Hill, the Iraq War Dead Memorial.
> -- Steve Benson

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