April 2012

PT News: 
We are in the process of improving the way we communicate internally. Please click here to explore the new version of “basecamp” and see for yourself how the software works. For the time being, we decided to keep some of the PT-lists for announcements. Active working projects such as Steering Committee and the Rule of Law campaign are, for now, on “basecamp.” We are thinking of migrating more of the lists to “basecamp” where it is easier to communicate.

The PT Speakers List is updated and back in use. In our members survey, we asked those interested in media work to volunteer. Those who indicated their interest in writing Op-Ed pieces, giving interviews and appearing on TV are now on the list.


Members’ Activities:
Due to a scheduling conflict, the May 5 event at the Islamic Center in Boston will be rescheduled in October 2012. Robyn Bernstein will keep us informed.

There is still time to sign on to UFPJ’s Iran Pledge of Resistance by clicking here. Please contact Rita Lasar at ritalasar@aol.com with any further questions.

SC member Ellen Judd is attending the Counter-Summit for Peace and Economic Justice in Chicago on March 18.

PT members Nancy Meyer, Colleen Kelly and Ann Lynn Hayashi (see photos below) met with Yukiko “Yuki” Shimono. Yuki is a volunteer with The Never Again Campaign and has been in touch with us through the International Network for Peace. The Never Again Campaign is a people-to-people program aimed at spreading the message of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors and promoting international understanding through cultural sharing.

Upcoming Events:
Nonviolent Peaceforce North American Conference meets from April 26 – 29 in St. Paul, MN. The next meeting of the International Governance Council meets in Berlin in 2013 to create new ways to support the INP and each other. Please contact event co-chairs Anne Warner or Mary Lou Ott with any questions you might have.

Rosemarie Pace, Director at Pax Christi Metro New York (PCMNY), will be honoring Peacemakers at a festive Awards Reception and is inviting PT to be part of it. The reception is on Sunday, June 3rd, from 3 to 6pm. For more information please contact Rosemarie at nypaxchristi@igc.org.

PT members are invited to support and participate in the 8th Annual Brooklyn Peace Fair on Sat., April 28. Featured speakers are Jeremy Scahill, investigative journalist, author and Democracy Now! correspondent and Capt. Paul Chappell, Iraq War Vet, public speaker and author.

Save the Date: On June 11, 2012, The Interfaith Center of New York is inviting PT members to their 10th Annual James Parks Morton Awards Dinner.

On May 11 through May 13, Father Michael Lapsley will be facilitating a “Healing of Memories Workshop” at Stony Point Center. Please send all additional inquiries to Phyllis Rodriguez at ihomna@gmail.com.

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