Archive for December, 2013

Membership meeting Thursday 2 Jan

The Next Peace Center meeting is Thursday, 2 January 2014, at 6:30 pm at the APC Office

The office is in Room 203 upstairs in the College Mall, 3535 College Rd. (stairs are at the west end of the building, next to the Fuji Restaurant).

All are welcome!

Draft Agenda

Present:

Agenda: Any additions or changes?

Minutes of APC meeting Thursday, December 12, 2013:  reading, amendments/additions, approval.

Actions taken by APC Board &/or officers since the last meeting:

Financial report:

Mail delivery options and costs:

Fundraising Committee: Letter for donors,  Bee the Change thank you seed packets

Newsletter:

APC-Fairbanks.Open Radio project update:

APC Website –update; board member addresses

Facebook site?  update

Events

Recent Past APC Events:

NVC:

Open Hours:

Last Friday Potluck & movie:

Upcoming & potential events

Open Hours scheduling

Monthly potluck scheduling & place – January recording from Code Pink’s drone conference

2014 Fair application

Alternatives to Violence weekend

Rob Mulford about Code Pink Drone summit, local drones, more about trip to Pakistan – in Feb?

Other proposals

Father John Deer & Rich Moniak in April 2014

May Day

Next mtg: Thursday, February 5, 2014, 6:30 pm. (Usually to be on the first Thursday of the month; 6:30pm)

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Potluck and Movie Friday, 27 Dec 2013, 6:00 at APC Office

Please join us this Friday (last Friday of the month), December 27th, at 6:00 pm for a potluck gathering to share food and conversation with other peaceful souls.

We will show the documentary “Ghosts of Jeju” which shows the struggle of the indigenous people of Jeju Island, off the southern coast of South Korea, to prevent the construction of a massive U.S. Naval base (part of the “Pivot to Asia”)  that is destroying the way of life and the means of livelihood for the residents of Gangjeong Village. Ironically, Jeju Island is an established UNESCO World Heritage site based on the outstanding aesthetic beauty of its volcanic landscape and what is regarded as the finest lava tube system of caves anywhere. Even more ironically, Jeju Island has recently been designated as an “Island of Peace” by the Korean government.

The roots of the confrontation on the island go back to 1948 when the South Korean government brutally quashed a rebellion on the island. Thousands of people died in several massacres or were executed as prisoners when the Korean War started (Wikipedia).

Dr. Song Kang-ho protests against military base

Jeju Islanders protest development of huge U.S. military base

I brought the “Ghosts of Jeju” dvd back with me from the Veterans for Peace convention in Madison last summer. Watching it is a very informative and moving experience.

The potluck will again be at our office in suite 203 of the College Mall, 3535 College Rd; upstairs from Fuji restaurant.

Hope to see you all there!

Peace, Alan Batten

More on the background of the movie: Continue reading