Peninsula Peace & Justice
May 1 2019
International Day of the Worker
Blue Hill Library, present: Bonnie, Ron, Peter, Dud, Connie, Judy
1. We will invite Maurine and Bob Tobin of Deer Isle to speak about their recent trip to Occupied Palestine either for May 31 or a June date.
2. A Film that we would like to screen (May or June): THE HUMAN ELEMENT (“National Geographic photographer James Balog shows viewers why we, as a society, can no longer turn a blind eye to the drastically changing world around us.”) Peter will purchase a dvd copy
3. We discussed an invitation from Kate Harris re: Organizing for community rights; in the Midcoast area, groups are hoping to collaborate in learning about organizing. Bonnie, as representing the Food Sovereignty movement, has said she would like to participate as needed. Bonnie shared information about the Maine Municipal Assn and their negative impact on community organizing.
4. Judy shared a letter she received from Senator Angus King regarding U.S. role in Venezuela. Many points of his letter need to be rebutted. Judy will draft a response for input, and send the approved letter to Senator King with PPJ signatures.
5. We had an opportunity to view Peter’s slide show: Climate Crisis Demands Conversion, with photos from April 27 civil resistance and arrests at BIW. We thank Sheri for her technical assistance in using library equipment. Peter is updating the video and will make copies to share.
6. Judy brought “Choctaw meditation” by Steven Charleston for reflection.
notes by Judy R.