Our first meeting of the new year is January 17th, starting with a 6:30 pm potluck at First UCC, 1500 Tiffin Rd., Fremont.
The new year gives us a nudge to reflect on our personal lives. We can bring the same introspection to our community life in People for Peace & Justice. Let’s spend a little time at this meeting on the following questions:
- What draws you most to belong to this peace and justice community? (The food, right?)
- What has PPJ accomplished that makes you proud or happy to participate?
- How would you describe the particular identity or purpose of this group?
- Why did you start coming to meetings? And is that still true or is it now something else?
- What are your hopes for the group?
- What changes would you like to see?
- What are we called to do or be in 2018?
We will also reserve a little time to hear a report-back from Josie Setzler and Sr. Paulette Schroeder about their week in Washington, DC with Witness Against Torture, coming up Jan. 7 – 14, You can follow the Witness Against Torture community’s activism next week at their Facebook page, website, or at Josie’s Facebook page. #CloseGitmo #StopTorture #ResistIslamophobia
Here’s a poster showing a sampling of what they’ll be up to next week.
Join us next Wednesday, Nov. 15th, 6:30 pm, at First UCC for People for Peace & Justice’s monthly meeting.
6:30 pm – Potluck and open discussion on current events and potential actions we might take in response.
7:30 pm (approx.) – A half hour film and discussion:
When German troops invaded Denmark during World War II, the Danes managed to save most of their Jewish residents and prevent the Nazis from taking over Danish industry for the war effort. Learn how they opposed Hitler using nonviolent resistance.
In past meetings, we’ve viewed two other segments from this series. One member described these segments as a way to foster hope in these dark times. Nurturing that hope in our own hearts is what makes it possible for us to act together in community.
We hope you can join us!
People for Peace & Justice Sandusky County
Monthly meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 18
First UCC Church, 1500 Tiffin Rd., Fremont
6:30 pm Potluck and informal conversation
7:30 pm Informal mini-workshop on messaging for progressives
(led by Josie using the handbook below)
Messaging this Moment: A Handbook for Progressive Communicators
View or download the handbook at:
How do we have conversations with family, friends, political leaders, or the public about the values we hold dear and the change we’d like to see? How do we frame our message? What approach works or doesn’t work? Let’s explore and practice!
We hope you can join us!
We’re back at the Sandusky County Fair this week and waiting for some good conversation with friends new and old! Stop by to see us. Find the Marine Corps tent and we’ll be just two tents south (not too far from the Flower Building). Continue reading