Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation
Working for peace, social
justice and principled nonviolence since 1976
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Events outside of Thurston County have their locations underlined.
TCTV programs use cable channel 22 in Thurston County.
Coming Events: Mid-May to Early June 2013 (pdf)
April - May 2013 (pdf)
Every Monday through Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 am AND from 4 to 5 pm: “Democracy Now” with Amy Goodman on TCTV
Every Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 10:00 am: Amy Goodman’s “Democracy Now” on KAOS 89.3 FM
FOR Every Monday from 1:30 to 2:30 pm: Olympia FOR’s TCTV Program: APRIL: “Consequences of Denying Hard Realities.” MAY: “Creating a Sustainable Local Food System.” JUNE: “Solving Homelessness Problems in New Ways: A Systems Approach.” See descriptions on the Olympia FOR’s April-May newsletter pages 4-5 and at www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm. Watch programs on TCTV cable channel 22 in Thurston County, or watch from anywhere through www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm soon after the program debuts early in the month. More info: Glen Anderson 491-9093 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 491-9093
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.oly-wa.us/power
FOR Every Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm: Olympia FOR’s TCTV Program: APRIL: “Consequences of Denying Hard Realities.” MAY: “Creating a Sustainable Local Food System.” JUNE: “Solving Homelessness Problems in New Ways: A Systems Approach.” See descriptions on the Olympia FOR’s April-May newsletter pages 4-5 and at www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm. Watch programs on TCTV cable channel 22 in Thurston County, or watch from anywhere through www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm soon after the program debuts early in the month. More info: Glen Anderson 491-9093 email@example.com
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. (360) 951-4382, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com and www.vfp109rcc.org
FOR Every Thursday from 9:00 to 10:00 pm: Olympia FOR’s TCTV Program: APRIL: “Consequences of Denying Hard Realities.” MAY: “Creating a Sustainable Local Food System.” JUNE: “Solving Homelessness Problems in New Ways: A Systems Approach.” See descriptions on the Olympia FOR’s April-May newsletter pages 4-5 and at www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm. Watch programs on TCTV cable channel 22 in Thurston County, or watch from anywhere through www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm soon after the program debuts early in the month. More info: Glen Anderson 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.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, 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. The Housing Justice Project also provides free legal advice and in-court representation to low income people in eviction proceedings. Call (360) 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).
FOR Every Friday from 4:30 to 6:00 pm: Peace Vigil at south end of Percival Landing at 4th & Water downtown. Please join us for whatever length of time you can. We provide plenty of signs. The Artesian Rumble Arkestra jazz band joins us at 5:00 to support our vigil! Sponsor: Olympia FOR. Info: 491-9093 email@example.com
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: Karin Kraft 754-5352 firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR Every Saturday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm: Peace Vigil in Centraliaon the edge of Washington Park at Locust & Pearl in downtown Centralia. On some Saturdays gather afterward nearby at a nearby coffee house. Sponsor: Lewis County’s “Fire Mountain” FOR chapter. Info: June Butler 748-9658 or Larry Kerschner 880-4741 email@example.com
Every Saturday at 2:00 pm: Veterans for Peace airs a locally produced program on TCTV. Info: Dennis Mills 867-1487 firstname.lastname@example.org and www.vfp109rcc.org
Sat May 18: Leonard Peltier and Mother Earth NW Regional March and Rally in Tacoma: Gather at 12 noon at Portland Ave. Park (on Portland Ave. between E. 35th & E. Fairbanks. Exit I-5 onto Portland Ave. and go east) for the rally. At 1:00 the march will proceed to the U.S. Federal Court House, 1717-Pacific Ave in downtown Tacoma. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/432322036849209/?ref=3
Sat May 18: FILM: “Occupy Love” is a benefit for Veterans for Peace - Rachel Corrie chapter 109: The Director says, “Occupy Love is the movie I have been waiting to make, all my life. Today’s global awakening is what my earlier films have been anticipating and fostering – a current of potential that was pulsing and rumbling, just below the surface. Suddenly the volcano has erupted.” A popular sign at Occupy stated, “The Beginning is Here.” The Vancouver International Film Festival enthused, “What the film shows, triumphantly, is that love can unite as much as greed can divide.” Doors open at 3:30 pm for the 4:00 showing at Olympia Film Society’s Capital Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, downtown Olympia. $6 for OFS members, or $8 for others. Info about the film: http://occupylove.org/about / Info about Veterans for Peace’s local chapter: (360) 867-1487 www.vfp109rcc.org
FOR Sun May 19: Deadline for Olympia FOR’s June-July newsletter: Send news, announcements and calendar items by this date or very soon after. (360) 491-9093 email@example.com
Sun May 19: Veterans for Peace: Our local Olympia VfP chapter 109, the Rachel Corrie Chapter, meets at 5:30 pm at Dennis Mills’ home in NW Olympia. Info: www.vfp109rcc.org and 867-1487
Mon May 20: RESULTS brings people together to fight hunger worldwide. From 5:30 to 8:00 pm enjoy the Education & Action potluck with planning for local action in support of international health, education and anti-poverty issues. Gather at Nancy Curtiss’s home. Info and directions: (360) 463-3656
Mon May 20: Thurston Diversity Council meets on the third Monday of almost every month to strengthen appreciation for diversity in our local community. The public is invited to attend at 6:30 pm in Building One, Room 152 of Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge DR SW, Olympia. Info: Ruth Elder at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carolyn Lynch at 754-6697
Tues May 21: Americans United for the Separation of Church and State: You are invited to their monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6:30 pm at the Unitarian church, 2300 East End Street NW (north on Division, left on 20th, right on East End). Info: Dennis Mansker email@example.com
FOR Tues May 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 many countries around the world. In the US’s Pacific Time Zone it runs from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. You can 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 (360) 915-6757 DougWMackey@gmail.com or Chuck Schultz (360) 705-8520 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed May 22: Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace (OMJP) meets at 6:30 pm (note earlier starting time) on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month to work on a variety of global and local issues. Meet at the POWER office, 309 5th Ave SE, Olympia. Info: Larry 951-4894 email@example.com www.omjp.net
Sun May 26: South Sound Buddhist Peace Fellowship hosts a monthly open silent half-hour meditation for all Buddhist practitioners to meditate together, followed by a short business meeting. SSBPF includes members of the local Buddhist community engaging in and supporting each other along the Buddhist path of right action in regard to working for peace, justice and social change. After the half-hour of silent meditation, remain afterwards if you’d like to join in our planning session that follows. 3:00-4:15 pm at Nalanda's shrine room, 1620 4th Ave E. Info: Robert Lovitt 357-2825. firstname.lastname@example.org www.ssbpf.org
FOR Tues May 28: The Olympia FOR’s death penalty abolition committee meets at a convenient Tumwater location to plan future activities toward abolish this atrocity. Info: Emily Hammargren 352-0695 email@example.com or Glen Anderson 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org. Olympia FOR’s website has much information about the death penalty at www.olympiafor.org/death_penalty.htm
FOR Mon June 3: “Solving Homelessness Problems in New Ways: A Systems Approach.” – Our JUNE 2013 TV program – debuts at 1:30 this afternoon on TCTV, cable channel 22 in Thurston County. Also, you can watch it on your computer through www.olympiafor.org soon after it has debuted on TCTV. Info: 360-491-9093 email@example.com www.olympiafor.org
FOR Tues June 4: Olympia FOR’s book discussion group about moving from war to peace: 7:00 pm at Chuck Schultz’s home, 1621 Tullis NE (a little north of San Francisco Street Bakery). Info: Chuck at 705-8520 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon-Fri June 17-21: 40-hour training in mediating disputes: It runs from 8 am to 5 pm in Olympia. $625 adults or $315 teens. Info: Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County, (360) 956-1155 www.mediatethurston.org
Mon-Fri June 17-21 and Mon-Fri June 24-28: The Canadian School of Peacebuilding offers a variety of great classes each week: It occurs annually at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Info: email@example.com
FOR Sat-Sun June 22-23: Visit Olympia FOR’s death penalty information booth at Capitol City Pride event in Sylvester Park: Death penalty info: Emily Hammargren 352-0695 firstname.lastname@example.org and www.olympiafor.org/death_penalty.htm Overall event info: www.capitalcitypride.net
FOR Sun June 23: Olympia FOR’s Annual Summer Social will bring us together from 2:00 to 5:00 in Shelter #1 at Yauger Park in SW Olympia for good food and a very pleasant Sunday afternoon. Plans are underway now, and you can help! Mark your calendar now, and look for details in our June newsletter. Info: Rozanne Rants 705-8520 email@example.com
FOR Thurs July 4 to Sun July 7: “Harnessing Outrage & Compassion to Awaken the Power of Nonviolence” is the theme of FOR’s 55th Annual Conference at Seabeck in Kitsap County: One keynote speaker will be Kagu Haza. He is a social justice activist, a Kingian nonviolence trainer for youth, prisoners, and community activists nationwide, and San Francisco Bay Area coordinator of Positive Peace Warrior Network. The other keynoter is Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, who has worked very actively for peace and justice in the Middle East and mutual respect and cooperation between Muslims and Jews. Mark your calendars now and look for information at www.wwfor.org or call (206) 789-5565. Carpooling from Olympia will be organized in late June and the first few days of July by Glen (360) 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org
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