This valuable opportunity is being made available by United for Peace of Pierce County to anyone interested in learning the basics of peacekeeper skills that are of use in a variety of situations:  at rallies, marches, and other events.  The all-day session will be conducted by Erica Kay of Seattle, and will be held on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University on Sat., Nov. 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  --  Participants should reserve their spots.  --  More information below! ...


WHAT:  All-day session on basic peacekeeper training
WHO:  Erica Kay of Seattle

WHEN:  Saturday, November 17, 2007 -- 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Columbia Center Building, Pacific Lutheran University (Yakima & 124th St. S., Tacoma [Parkland])

[From Marilyn Kimmerling]

BASIC PEACEKEEPER TRAINING: Saturday, November 17, 2007, from 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.


Learn peacekeeper skills to help our rallies, marches, and other events be safe and effective. This training will help you understand the roles and functions of a peacekeeper. You will learn and practice basic skills for several kinds of situations. Anyone who wants to serve as a peacekeeper should take this training. Many people who have taken it previously choose to take it again to deepen their understanding and strengthen their skills in a variety of situations.

Trained peacekeepers can help events be safe and satisfying for participants and successful in achieving goals. They also empower the movement as we show that we can help provide our own security.

This training is sponsored by United for Peace of Pierce County which intends for this event to help provide a stronger and larger group of peacekeepers in this area. UFPPC also wants this training to be both for people who have had peacekeeper experience previously and for those who have not done this work and want to be trained to do so.

Location:  Pacific Lutheran University, Columbia Center Building. This building is on Yakima Ave. and 124th. Street, on campus.

From I-5, take exit 127 heading east on highway 512, go about 2 miles and take Pacific Avenue exit going south. Go south to 121st. Street, take a right and go 2 blocks to Park Ave. & 121st. Go left on Park Ave. to Park and 127th., take a right and go 1 block to127th. and Yakima Ave. South. Go right to the corner of 124th. and Yakima. There is visitors' parking next to this Center.

Hours of training:  Arrive at 10:45 a.m. as we will start at 11:00 sharp. Training will be for 6 and 1/2 hours with several breaks and 1/2 hour for brownbag lunch (bring your own). Training will end at 6:00 p.m.

Cost:  Donations will be welcomed and appreciated. They will go toward covering cost of training and publicity. UFPPC wants all interested individuals to be included in this important training.

To Register:  Contact Kate Fontana at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Questions:  Contact David Lambert at 253-759-2280 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.