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Events sponsored by FOR are preceded by the symbol FOR.
Phone numbers are in (360) unless otherwise noted.
Events outside of Thurston County have their locations underlined.
TCTV programs use cable channel 22 in Thurston County.

 

COMING EVENTS


Events sponsored by FOR are preceded by the symbol FOR.
Phone numbers are in (360) unless otherwise noted.
Events outside of Thurston County have their locations underlined.
TCTV programs use cable channel 22 in Thurston County.

 

EVERY WEEK:

Every Monday through Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 am AND from 4 to 5 pm: “Democracy Now” with Amy Goodman on TCTV cable channel 22 in Thurston County
Every Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 10:00 am: Amy Goodman’s “Democracy Now” on KAOS 89.3 FM
FOR  Every Monday at 1:30 pm:  Olympia FOR’s program on TCTV, cable channel 22 in Thurston County – or watch it at any time on your computer through www.olympiafor.org after the program has debuted on TV:  JUNE: “Igniting a Grassroots Compassion Movement.”  JULY: “A Vietnam Veteran Now Works for Peace.”  See descriptions and watch programs on pages 12-14 of our June-July newsletter and at www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm.  Info: Glen Anderson 491-9093 glen@olympiafor.org
Every Monday through Friday from 5:00 to 5:30 pm: Free Speech Radio News on KAOS 89.3 FM
Every Monday at 5:00 pm: Veterans for Peace airs a locally produced program on TCTV. Info: Dennis Mills 867-1487 mills.dennis@comcast.net  and www.vfp109rcc.org
FOR  Every Wednesday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm: Peace Vigil in NW corner of Sylvester Park (at Legion & Capitol Way).  Please come for all or part of the hour to witness in a friendly way for peace and nonviolence.  We provide plenty of signs.  Info: glen@olympiafor.org   491-9093  www.olympiafor.org/vigils.htm
Every Wednesday at 3:30 pm:  Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights (POWER) holds volunteer meetings every week at the POWER office, 309 5th Ave, next door to Rainy Day Records.  Children are welcome.  Info: 352-9716  info@mamapower.org    www.mamapower.org
FOR  Every Wednesday at 5:00 pm:  Olympia FOR’s program on TCTV, cable channel 22 in Thurston County – or watch it at any time on your computer through www.olympiafor.org after the program has debuted on TV:  JUNE: “Igniting a Grassroots Compassion Movement.”  JULY: “A Vietnam Veteran Now Works for Peace.”  See descriptions and watch programs on pages 12-14 of our June-July newsletter and at www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm.   Info: Glen Anderson 491-9093 glen@olympiafor.org
Every Thursday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Kim Dobson’s “Parallel University” on KAOS 89.3 FM features interesting, informative programs about peace, social justice, the environment, progressive politics, and other alternative viewpoints.  The producer and host is Kim Dobson. 951-4382, parralleluniversity@yahoo.com,  https://www.facebook.com /pages/Parallel-University-Radio-Show/148750248532028)   See list of current and past topics and guests.  Listen locally or at www.kaosradio.org  
Every Thursday at 8:00 pm: Veterans for Peace airs a locally produced program on TCTV. Info: Dennis Mills 867-1487 mills.dennis@comcast.net  and www.vfp109rcc.org
FOR  Every Thursday from 9:00 to 10:00 pm: Olympia FOR’s program on TCTV, cable channel 22 in Thurston County – or watch it at any time on your computer through www.olympiafor.org after the program has debuted on TV:  JUNE: “Igniting a Grassroots Compassion Movement.”  JULY: “A Vietnam Veteran Now Works for Peace.”  See descriptions and watch programs on pages 12-14 of our June-July newsletter and at www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm.     Info: Glen Anderson 491-9093 glen@olympiafor.org
Every Friday from 8:30 to 10:30 am:  The Housing Justice Project can help tenants and others:  From 8:30 to 10:30 am Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services presents the Housing Justice Project at the Thurston County Superior Courthouse, Building 2 at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia.  They offer landlord/tenant advice for the tenants, unlawful detainer docket representation, and help for mobile home owners with complaints about rules violations, notices from landlords or park owners and mobile home eviction cases.  Call 705-8194 for information or to schedule an appointment.  For immediate legal information call 1-888-201-1041 (9:15 am to 12:15 pm Monday through Friday).
Text Box:  Thanks to Bob Zeigler for this photo.
FOR  Every Friday from 4:30 to 6:00 pm: Peace Vigil at Percival Landing’s south end, 4th & Water, downtown.  Please join us for whatever length of time you can.  We provide plenty of signs.  The Artesian Rumble Arkestra street band joins us at 5:00 with lively music to support our vigil!  Sponsor: Olympia FOR.  Info: 491-9093 glen@olympiafor.org    www.olympiafor.org/vigils.htm
Every Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm: “Women in Black” Silent Vigil for Peace on the south side of W 4th Ave near the fountain. Women only. Please wear black. Some signs are provided. Since 1988 “Women in Black” has been a loose network of women worldwide committed to peace with justice and actively opposed to war and violence. Info: Rosemary Barnhart 866-7589 rosemary.b@comcast.net  
FOR  Every Saturday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm: Peace Vigil in Centralia on the edge of Washington Park at Locust & Pearl in downtown Centralia.  Sponsor: Lewis County’s “Fire Mountain” FOR chapter. Info: June Butler 748-9658 or Larry Kerschner 880-4741 larry@peacepoet.me
Every Saturday at 2:00 pm: Veterans for Peace airs a locally produced program on TCTV. Info: Dennis Mills 867-1487 mills.dennis@comcast.net  and www.vfp109rcc.org
Every Sat and Sun:  The South Sound Estuarium, a marine life discovery center, is open at 608 Washington Street NE, one block south of the Olympia Farmers’ Market, from 10 am to 3 pm every Saturday and Sunday.  It is possible to schedule group visits during the week by appointment only.  Info:  Leihla 888-0565  www.sseacenter.wordpress.com

SPECIFIC DATES:


Sun Nov 2:  Interfaith All Souls Day service for people who have died in Thurston County during the past year but whose bodies have not been claimed by families  or friends:  The event will be from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at Mills and Mills Funeral Home, 5725 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater.  It is organized by Interfaith Works in collaboration with Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock.  It will include a traditional Dia de los Muertos altar created by CIELO, a local non-profit that provides a variety of services to the local Latino community.  (See more info on CIELO at the Sat. Nov. 1 listing above.)  The service will include music, meditations by faith community leaders and a reading of the names of the dead.  Those who might have known any of the deceased will have an opportunity to speak.  The organizers invite all our faith communities and the general public to attend – especially those of you who have participated in past Moments of Blessing organized by Interfaith Works.  Together we will mourn the deaths and celebrate the lives of these members of our community who may have died alone, but are not forgotten.  Please help publicize this.  Info:  Interfaith Works of Thurston County is at 357-7224 www.interfaith-works.org  
FOR  Mon Nov 3:  The Olympia FOR’s November TV program airs at 1:30 this afternoon and three times a week this month on TCTV channel 22 for Thurston County’s cable subscribers.  Also, you can watch it at  www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm,  where you can already read a program description similar to the one published in our Oct-Nov 2014 newsletter.
Mon Nov 3:  Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change:  A workshop towards right relationship with America's Native Peoples:  Evan Welkin presents this workshop (created by Paula Palmer and the Indigenous Peoples Concerns Committee of the Boulder, Colorado’s Quakers, and adapted from a session devised by the a Canadian aboriginal rights coalition).  It has been crafted and facilitated for churches nationwide, particularly Quaker Meetings and Unitarian Universalist congregations, as part of a call by the World Council of Churches and Indigenous leaders at the United Nations to challenge the Doctrine of Discovery.  The workshop is an interactive and moving opportunity for people of faith communities to reflect on the role of the church in the settlement of the United States and offers tangible steps toward addressing injustices codified in church doctrine which are still present in US Federal law today.  The goal of the workshop is for participants to understand the legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery as it has affected both the European colonizers and the indigenous colonized peoples of the United States since 1492.  They hope to stimulate reflection, discussion, and appropriate actions toward building a “right relationship” with Native Americans today.  This evening’s facilitator, Evan Welkin, is a member of the Olympia Friends Meeting and an employee of the Squaxin Island Tribe.  He has facilitated workshops in a variety of settings and is particularly passionate about seeking social justice through a commitment to spiritual principles and contemplative action.  7:00 to 9:00 pm at Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2300 East End St NW (from W Harrison, go north on Division, left on 20th, right on East End).  Info: www.ouuc.org 
FOR  Tues Nov 4: Olympia FOR’s book discussion group about moving from war to peace:  Starting with our November discussion, we are choosing one topic for each of us to read a book about.  The discussions will be rich and focused.  For tonight, please read a book about oil wars in the Middle East.  Enjoy a great discussion at 6:00 pm at Chuck Schultz’s home, 1621 Tullis NE (a little north of San Francisco Street Bakery).  Info:  Chuck at 705-8520 chuckschultz3@msn.com
Tues Nov 4:  Hear Chris Dickson, author of Another Politics offer insights into our current situation.  Amidst war, economic meltdown, and ecological crisis, a “new spirit of radicalism is blooming,” according to Chris Dixon.  In Another Politics, he examines the trajectory of efforts that contributed to the radicalism of Occupy Wall Street, the Arab Spring, and other recent movement upsurges.  Drawing on voices of leading organizers across the United States and Canada, Dickson delivers an engaging presentation of the histories and principles that shape many contemporary struggles.  He outlines the work of activists aligned with anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist, and anti-oppression politics and discusses the lessons they are learning in their efforts to create social transformation.  The book explores solutions to the key challenge for today’s activists, organizers, fighters, and dreamers: building a substantive link between the work of “against,” which fights ruling institutions, and the work of “beyond,” which develops liberatory alternatives.  7 pm at Orca Books, 509 E 4th Ave, Olympia.  352-0123 www.orcabooks.com
Thurs Nov 6:  “Moving from poverty to self-sufficiency” --   Part of the series of speakers on “Dickensian Poverty in the 21st Century” – This is part of a series of a speaking engagements addressing poverty nationally, and locally.  It occurs at 7:00 pm at King’s Bookstore, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma (slightly north of downtown).  Free admission.  Hear Kristi and Steve Nebel sing then this presentation by Troy Christensen, the Metropolitan Development Council’s Chief of Operations and Strategy.  “Since arriving at MDC I have come to realize the importance of the integration of healthcare, housing, education and employment in assisting individuals and families from poverty to self-sufficiency,” he said.  “It is a great honor to be part of an organization that has passion and compassion about these four areas and the community in which we serve.”  The MDC has decades of experience in anti-poverty work in Tacoma.  Info:  kristi.steve.nebel@gmail.com 
FOR  MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOWREGISTER IN ADVANCE IF POSSIBLE:  Sat Nov 8:  “Economic Justice for the 99%” -- Western Washington FOR’s annual Fall Retreat in Lacey:  The Olympia FOR is taking the lead on organizing WWFOR’s Fall Retreats, starting this year.  Everyone is invited to participate in our 2014 theme, “Economic Justice for the 99%.”  Enjoy a keynote panel, a good number of workshops that share information and stimulate follow-up organizing, and opportunities to meet people to share information and work on solutions.  This theme will attract many different constituencies, including:
-- People organizing for labor issues such as a $15 minimum wage, various labor struggles, etc.
-- People organizing for welfare rights, anti-poverty legislation, ending homelessness, etc.
-- People wanting to build on the Occupy Movement’s insights and connections
-- People opposing “free trade” such as the TPP, etc.
-- People who want alternatives to capitalism
-- People worried about college loans, employment, financial security as adults, etc.
-- People wanting to organize nonviolent movements for economic justice
At 9:00 a.m. we will welcome people with light refreshments and social time.  We’ll begin in earnest at 10:00 a.m. and continue (with your own brownbag lunch) until 5:00 p.m.  The Fall Retreat will occur in the rustic Old Main Lodge at the Gwinwood Conference Center in Lacey.  See driving directions and other information – including a pre-registration form – on the flyer enclosed with Olympia FOR’s Oct-Nov newsletter and soon to be posted at www.wwfor.org  and www.olympiafor.org  or contact Glen Anderson at (360) 491-9093 glen@olympiafor.org.  
Sat Nov 8:  Meeting to plan to strengthen democracy by passing a Community Rights Ordinance (CRO):  12:00 noon at Mixx-96 meeting room at SW corner of State & Washington, downtown.  See information and watch the 44-minute video featuring Kai Huschke at www.cr-southsound.org   More info:  Mike Coday mike@smallblueplanet.org and Janet Jordan janetjordan@fastmail.fmand www.celdf.org   
Sat Nov 8 to Mon Nov 17:  Olympia Film Festival includes some interesting films:  The exact schedule will be posted soon at www.olympiafilmfestival.org.   Look especially for Ivory Towers (about the rapidly rising cost of college education) The Good Soldier, a documentary about five American soldiers of different generations.  This film will be shown on or near Veterans Day.  Olympia Film Society, Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, downtown Olympia.  www.olympiafilmsociety.org
Tues Nov 11:  Thurston County’s chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) also serves adjacent Mason, Lewis and Grays Harbor counties.  5:30-7:30 pm at Traditions Café, 5th & Water, downtown Olympia.  Info: Linda 357-7272 lryh@hotmail.com   
Tues Nov 11:  On Veterans Day, let’s have a conversation with Zoltan Grossman about foreign policy:  The Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace (OMJP) arranged for Zoltan Grossman to talk about war in Ukraine/Crimea, etc.  He will Zoltan have a co-speaker from elsewhere joining by a Skype connection.  7:00 pm at Traditions Café, 5th & Water, downtown.  Info:  mike@smallblueplanet.org  and www.omjp.net  
Tues Nov 11:  “Ecological Analysis of the Elwha River Systems after the Dam Removal by Jeff Duda, Research Ecologist for the Western Fisheries Research Center, USGS.  This month’s “Science Café” presentation at 7:00 pm at Orca Books, 509 East 4th Avenue, Olympia.  (360) 352-0123 www.orcabooks.com
Wed Nov 12:  Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace (OMJP) meets at 6:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month to work on a variety of global and local issues, typically at the POWER office, 309 5th Ave, just east of Rainy Day Records, east of Franklin Street, in downtown Olympia.  Info: Larry 951-4894 lmosqueda@comcast.net   www.omjp.net
Thurs Nov 13:  Thurston County Coalition Against Trafficking works to prevent human trafficking:  6:00 to 7:30 pm at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1601 North Street, across from Olympia High School’s stadium, near Henderson Blvd.  Info: Linda Malanchuk-Finnan, Core Leader lryh@hotmail.com  360-357-7272  More info: www.waengage.com
Thurs Nov 13:  Julie Rodwell, author and urban planning/ transportation specialist, speaks about Tiny Footprints: Housing Ourselves Sustainably as We Grow and the Land Shrinks.  This is the title of her new book.  Tonight’s talk is free and open to the public.  Julie believes that Tiny Footprint communities are both essential and urgent parts of solving the climate crisis.  7:00-9:00 pm at Traditions Café, 5th & Water downtown.  Info:  Pat Holm pholm76@gmail.com and julie.cfd@ccountry.net
FOR  Fri Nov 14:  The Olympia Peace Choir will perform during part of the Olympia FOR’s 4:30-6:00 pm peace vigil:  Thanks to these peace-oriented singers for joining us for part of our vigil at Percival Landing, 4th & Water, near the Kissing Statue!  www.oly-wa.us/peacechoir
Fri Nov 14:  Heartsparkle Players perform their amazingly good Playback Theatre.  This month’s theme is “Stories of Bearing Witness” in collaboration with Amahoro House, a volunteer driven hospice for people living without a home.  Amahoro House is a project of Hospice Without Borders, a Washington State non-profit organization that also provides hospice services in Rwanda.  Playback Theatre is an original form of improvisation in which audience members tell stories from their own experiences and watch them enacted on the spot.  This month’s collaboration group will be confirmed soon.  7:30-9:00 pm at Traditions Café, 300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia.  A $7-$12 donation will be requested but nobody will be turned away for lack of a donation.  Info: Debe Edden – debek@olywa.net   www.heartsparkle.org   
Sat Nov 15:  Unconditional Love and Forgiveness:  Join in learning how to use a powerful forgiveness tool to get all of your life energy heading in the same positive direction.  Negative feelings and thoughts block the flow of love and life that is essential to our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  Whether your feelings and thoughts pertain to an ex-partner, parent, friend, neighbor, boss, colleague, or yourself, unconditional forgiveness is an inner process which does not require you to tell the person who hurt you that s/he is forgiven.  This class will be led by Betsy Bergquist, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with two Master’s degrees.  She is certified by The Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy as an Imago Therapist and Workshop Presenter.  For more than 20 years she has specialized in working with couples.  She and her husband Bruce have co-led more than 100 couples weekend workshops.  Unconditional love and forgiveness is integral to her spiritual perspective in all relationships.  9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2300 East End Street NW, Olympia (From W. Harrison, go north on Division, west on 20th, and north on East End Street).  Info and registration: www.ouuc.org
Sun Nov 16:  Fun and Fundraising Auction to benefit Seattle FOR at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N 70th (on Phinney Ridge NW of Woodland Park), Seattle.  To make a donation or get more info contact (206) 789-5565 or wwfor@wwfor.org
Mon Nov 17:  Thurston Diversity Council meets on the third Monday of almost every month to strengthen appreciation for diversity in our local community.  6:00 pm in Building One, Room 152 of the Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge DR SW, Olympia.  Info: Ruth Elder, 259-1124 diversitycouncil@msn.com
Tues Nov 18:  Americans United for the Separation of Church and State:  You are invited to their monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month (except August and December) at 6:30 pm at the Unitarian church, 2300 East End Street NW (north on Division, left on 20th, right on East End).  Sometimes after convening the meeting decides to move itself to Pints & Quarts at Capital Mall.  Info: Dennis Mansker dmansker@comcast.net
FOR  Wed Nov 19:  “Confronting the Climate Crisis”:  Olympia FOR’s vigorous group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:40 at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW.  Info:  352-6327 climate@olympiafor.org   www.olympiafor.org/Climate_Crisis.html
FOR  Wed Nov 19:  Deadline for Olympia FOR’s Dec-Jan newsletter:  Send news, announcements and calendar items by this date or very soon after.  491-9093 glen@olympiafor.org
Wed-Sun Nov 19-23:  Warrior Songs Spokane:  A healing retreat for veterans with PTSD:  This is a great healing opportunity for veterans with PTSD, so share this opportunity with anyone who might benefit from it.  It will be led by experienced and compassionate professionals.  It will be free to military veterans.  There will also be a public event for community members to learn more and show support.  It will be held in a quiet, peaceful, nutritious rural atmosphere near Spokane WA.  It is sponsored by Warrior Songs Inc., a nationwide non-profit organization committed to facilitating healing through the creative arts for military personnel, veterans, and those working with veterans.  Info:  www.WarriorSongsSpokane.org or Paula Griffin (518) 878-8579 paula@warriorsongs.org
Thurs Nov 20:  The Thurston Climate Action Team invites people to their monthly meeting:  TCAT does good, practical work to protect the climate, especially interacting with governments and the Thurston Regional Planning Council.  TCAT is also looking for ways to fund local climate efforts.  TCAT meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1 Room 280, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW.  :  Info:  Tom Crawford, tom@thurstonclimateaction.org 280-0242. 
Thurs Nov 20:  Justice Not Jails:  More and more people in Olympia are working together to reform various aspects of our criminal “justice” system in humane ways.  Our local “Justice Not Jails” groups meets at 7:00 pm the third Thursday evening of each month at the Olympia Unitarian-Universalist Congregation, 2300 East End Street NW (north on Division, west on 20th, right on East End).  Info: Steve Tilley tilley5000@gmail.com 
Thurs Nov 20:  Scientists talk about forage fish and why Puget Sound’s salmon and birds depend on them:  Biologists from the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife present interesting information.   This is part of the Discovery Speaker Series on the third Thursday of each month at LOTT's Wet Science Center, 500 Adams St NE (2 blocks north of the Intercity Transit Center).  Doors open at 6:30 pm for the 7:00-8:30 pm event.  Free and open to the public.  Sponsor: South Sound Estuary Association, www.sseacenter.org
Thurs-Fri Nov 20-21:  Lobby Congress for peace, diplomacy, and other positive things:  The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL, www.fcnl.org), an excellent Quaker-based organization with members nationwide, invites people to join them in Washington DC for two days of effective lobbying to urge Congress to emphasize diplomacy, peace, and other good things.  Diplomacy really does work, and we can inform and persuade Congress.  Info and registration at FCNL’s Quaker Public Policy Institute through www.fcnl.org   (800) 630-1330.
FOR  Fri Nov 21:  Global Days of Listening:  On the 21st day of each month, you can connect by telephone and/or computer (through Skype software) with the Afghan Peace Volunteers and other peacemakers of all ages in Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza, and many other countries around the world.  In the US’s Pacific Time Zone it runs from 6:30 to 9:30 am (yes, morning!), Pacific Time.  Listen to the live broadcast at http://globaldaysoflistening.org/pages/livestream  or visit the home of Chuck Schultz and Rozanne Rants to listen or help.  Info: www.globaldaysoflistening.org   Local info:  Doug Mackey 915-6757 DougWMackey@gmail.comor Chuck Schultz 705-8520 chuckschultz3@msn.com  Listen anytime to the broadcast at this livestream link:  http://tinyurl.com/nz7j77y
Fri-Sun Nov 21-23:  25th annual protest and nonviolent civil resistance at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia, where the US Army trains Latin American military people to be violent thugs who violate human rights and oppose democracy:  Since the 1940s the US Army has trained soldiers from many Latin American countries to violently oppress poor people, violate human rights, commit acts of terrorism, assassinate local leaders, and overthrow governments.  The US Army’s “School of the Americas” was known as the “School of Assassins.”  The bad publicity caused the Army to change its name to something abbreviated as WHINSEC, but the horrible tradition and horrible training continue at Fort Benning near Columbus Georgia.  The non-profit organization SOA Watch works all year around to inform the public and cut funding.  Every November they hold a massive nonviolent protest with civil resistance at the gates.  Info:  Toll-free (866) 796-8345  www.soaw.org  and www.soaw.org/november/en/
Sat Nov 22:  Meeting to plan to strengthen democracy by passing a Community Rights Ordinance (CRO):  12:00 noon at Mixx-96 meeting room at SW corner of State & Washington, downtown.  See information and watch the 44-minute video featuring Kai Huschke at www.cr-southsound.org   More info:  Mike Coday mike@smallblueplanet.org and Janet Jordan janetjordan@fastmail.fm and www.celdf.org
Sun Nov 23:  31st Annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration:  Enjoy words, music, songs and stories of many faiths to help you connect well with upcoming Thanksgiving Day.  Children and people of all faiths (and no faith0 are welcome.  Reception with light refreshments afterward.  Temple Beth Hatfiloh, 201 8th Ave SE, downtown Olympia.  Sponsored by Interfaith Works of Thurston County, 357-7224 www.interfaith-works.org  (Olympia FOR is an affiliate member if IW.)
FOR  Tues Nov 25:  Attend the monthly meeting of the Olympia FOR’s Committee for Alternatives to the Death Penalty at 7:00 pm at a convenient location in Tumwater.  We educate ourselves and plan future activities toward abolishing this atrocity.  Info:  Emily Hammargren 352-0695 deathpenalty@olympiafor.org   or Glen Anderson 491-9093 glen@olympiafor.org.   Our website has much info about the death penalty at www.olympiafor.org/death_penalty.htm
FOR  Debut date:  Mon Dec 1:  The Olympia FOR’s December TV program airs at 1:30 this afternoon and three times a week this month on TCTV channel 22 for Thurston County’s cable subscribers.  After it debuts on TCTV you’ll be able to watch it at www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm,  where you can read the program’s description, which is more thorough than the one published in our Aug-Sept 2014 newsletter.
Tues Dec 2:  Introduction to Nonviolent Communication – “Communicating to Connect” --  Liv Monroe’s excellent workshops (“Communicating to Connect”) offer hope and practical communication tools to increase understanding, respect, honesty & fun.  You can change from furious to curious – and you can change from shame and blame to understanding and compassion.  Her workshops are based on Marshall Rosenberg’s “Nonviolent Communication” process, which helps people resolve conflicts with other people in our daily lives and in the large community – and helps people resolve their own internal conflicts and increase personal happiness.  Tonight’s workshop runs from 6:45 to 9:00 pm in the cafeteria on the ground floor of Lincoln Elementary School, 21st Ave SE and SE Washington Street.  (Park and enter from around the south end on Washington Street.)  It’s free, but donations are appreciated.  Info:  Liv Monroe 357-4503 livmonroe@gmail.com      

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