There never was a good war or a bad peace. ~Ben Franklin
Time: May 6, 2010 from 6pm to 7:45pm
Location: Peace House Tulsa, inside the UU Church of the Restoration
Street: 1314 N. Greenwood Ave
Event Type: collective-decisionmaking, steering-committee, monthly-meeting, business-meeting, film-screening, afghanistan, palestine, israel, anti-nuclear
Organized By: TPF Steering Committee
Latest Activity: May 4, 2010
Tulsa Peace Fellowship monthly meeting.
It's a Thursday evening, held at Peace House Tulsa, inside the UU Church of the Restoration, 1314 N. Greenwood Ave., just north of OSU-Tulsa/Langston campus.
Agenda for the meeting
Start time: 6:15 PM (Please try to arrive by 6pm)
End: 7:30 PM or 7:45 pM
This event repeats every month on the first Thursday after the first Saturday.
A. Post-Mortem: previous weekend's TPF Monthly “Out of Afghanistan” anti-war demo, 1st May 2010
B. Review last month's fundraiser "Drumbeats for Peace", in conjunction with Peace House Tulsa & Living Arts
C. Planned TPF participation in Department of Peace & Non-Violence annual “Peace of the Pie” campaign, on Friday, May 7th 2010, for Mother's Day.
D. TPF presence online. Do we stick with Ning after July?
E. TPF fundraising.
F. Planned TPF screening of film “Occupation 101” in response to the apartheid regime in Israel/Palestine. Postponed to end of May.
II.New Business / Open Discussion
A. Anti-gun / Anti-taser activism.
B. Can TPF gear up for an “Opt Out Summer” for counter-recruitment? Help get students off military recruiters' lists, both locally (high school lists) and nationally (Pentagon's list).
C. Letter writing campaign (in support of prisoner of conscience, such as Amnesty International does). A Franciscan Peacemaker was sentenced to 6 months in jail for crossing the line. Pace e Bene staff member Friar Louis Vitale, 77, began serving a six-month prison sentence on Monday, January 25 for nonviolent, prayerful protest calling for closure of the School of the Americas at Ft. Benning, Georgia. After his first month in jail at Crisp County Jail in Cordele, Georgia he passed through to Oklahoma City on March 25th in transit to the present jail that he's at in southern California. More details: http://paceebene.org/letters-louie
Please consider writing Friar Louie a letter at:
Louis Vitale #25803-048
Federal Correctional Institution
3600 Guard Road
Lompoc, Ca 93436
IV.Adjourn by 7:30 pm
Upcoming national event:
DoPNV Mother's Day “Peace of the Pie” Annual Campaign
Friday May 7, 2010 (Friday before Mother's Day)
Upcoming local event, in Tulsa:
Interfaith Rally in Support of a World Free of Nuclear Weapons on May 23 from 2:00-3:00 at the Center of the Universe statue on the Boston Avenue pedestrial bridge between First Street and Archer. We are holding this rally to focus awareness on the dangers of nuclear weapons and the need to ultimately abolish them. The rally is also in support of the Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty being held in New York this month. I hope you will help us spread the word about the rally, and invite people to come.
Sponsored by Pax Christi Tulsa, part of Pax Christi USA and the Catholic Peace Movement
Upcoming international event:
June 5, 2010
Nuclear Abolition Day http://www.icanw.org/node/5101