[HCCN] Peninsula Peace & Justice meeting notes

Judy_Robbins Judy at RobbinsAndRobbins.com
Fri Dec 12 08:20:23 EST 2014


> Minutes of the Peninsula Peace and Justice meeting of 12 10 2014
> 
> 6:30 pm, Howard Room, Blue Hill Public Library 
> 
> Present: Judy (facilitator), Peter, Ron, Carolyn, Steve, Bonnie
> 
> Ron King described his recent extended trip to Cambodia, Katmandu and the Pushkar Camel Festival. Carolyn described her plans for travel to Afghanistan to work with Afghan Peace Volunteers.
> PPJ has received recent donations. Thank you card signed at meeting, along with Holiday greetings card to our friend Fran Truitt.
> 
> New England BDS letter: Newly received for us to consider signing. Asks Associated Grocers of NE to discontinue Sabra and Tribe brands of hummus because of how the companies provide material support to the Israeli army and subsidize oppressive policies of Israel toward the Occupied Territories of Palestine. We agree to sign on to this letter as an organization.
> 
> Peace on Earth banners will be newly minted and set up in Deer Isle and possibly Brooksville in coming weeks. We have decided not to try to set any up in Blue Hill this winter. 
> 
> Voices Across the Divide, Alice Rothchild’s film, and Barefoot Artist, Lily Yeh’s film, have been acquired as dvds by Judy and Peter at the presentations PPJ co-sponsored by Rothchild and Yeh this past weekend. Peter will send a photo or two for Steve to place on the Facebook page.
> 
> Cayce, cousin of Brian Arsenault, deceased soldier whose photo has been posted at the Field of Flags and on the PPJ Facebook page, would be eager to help make the Field possible in future years.  A Blue Hill Vietnam vet also recently visited the Field and placed a commemorative wrist ornament at the sign. 
> 
> Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin is newly released, streaming and DVD available at Netflix. We plan to show this ​exciting and inspiring ​film January 30; no film in December. Other films discussed: The Lab concerns Israeli defense forces using conflicts with Palestine as opportunities to field test newly developed weaponry. Anita concerns the experiences of Anita Hill during and since the Clarence Thomas Senate confirmation hearings.  Beyond the Divide concerns Missoula, Montana, where Vietnam vets and anti-war groups are still at loggerheads today. Kill the Messenger coming out to theaters soon. 
> 
> Blue Hill Library will receive a donation with thanks from PPJ. 
> 
> The next PPJ organizational meeting will be Wednesday, January 7, in the Howard Room.
> 
>  
> -- Minutes by Steve Benson
> 

Peninsula Peace & Justice
P.O. Box 1515
Blue Hill ME 04614
judy at robbinsandrobbins.com
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