Peninsula Peace & Justice Notes


Minutes for Organizational Meeting
Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 12:00 p.m.
Blue Hill Public Library
Connie, Peter, Bonnie, Steve, Judy


We talked with pleasure about what books we’ve each been reading lately.


We plan to show Symphony of the Soil on July 26 at the library, in our usual film series. Steve also recommends Dirt! The Movie to everyone.

On Friday June 21, we will host the Tobins’ presentation on their most recent visit to Palestine. Steve will distribute a press release. 


Joel Katz wrote to say the plans for bringing a filmmaker with a new film on the death penalty to Maine have had to be cancelled. We will hold off for now on trying to screen that film.


Haydee Mitchell is forming a weekly rehearsed singing group, beginning in July, focused on climate crisis and diverse justice issues. She’d like us to keep her posted about opportunities for performances at rallies, demonstrations, or other occasions.


We agree to cosponsor IPJ’s hosting of Tatyana Bukharina on July 11th on Deer Isle. She is a citizen of Crimea, residing in Yalta, and will talk about the coup in Ukraine and other issues.


Maine photographer Patrisha McLean has created an exhibit focusing on women who have survived domestic abuse. Her exhibit will appear at Witherle Library in Castine this summer and she is in process of scheduling at Blue Hill in spring 2020. PPJ will help to get the word out.


P&J of Eastern Maine is looking for donations to a tag sale. We may coordinate some items to be delivered.


June 21 in Portland, Climate Crisis Conversion Campaign will hold a press conference to announce the campaign. The following day, a new Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyer will be christened at Bath Iron Works. All are invited to join a protest at BIW Saturday June 22, beginning at 8 a.m.


At a Pecha Kucha the evening of June 6 in Portland, Dud Hendrick will offer a presentation on the theme militarism and climate crisis.


Pastors for Peace will be in Brunswick, including a talk on deteriorating US/Cuban relations by P4P Director Gail Walker on June 18 at the UU Church on Middle St. A Cuban dinner is part of the event which begins at 6 p.m.


Our next organizational meeting is scheduled for the Bass Room, in the Blue Hill Library, at 12:00 noon on the first Wednesday of next month, July 3, 2019. 


— Notes by Steve Benson 

Peninsula Peace & Justice
P.O. Box 1257
Blue Hill ME 04614

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