UFPPC's 2007 speaker series will continue on Fri. evening, Nov. 16, at King's Books in Tacoma, with a talk on "Building an Effective Peace Movement' by Glen Anderson of Olympia.[1]  --  In addition to work with the Olympia chapter of Fellowship of Reconciliation, he works with Western Washington FOR, which on Fri., Nov. 9, is holding a fall retreat on "Resisting the War Machine."  --  Glen Anderson hosts Olympia FOR's television program on Thurston Community Television (TCTV — channel 22 or 29 for subscribers, depending on neighborhood), which has been running for more than twenty years, and has also been a leader of an opposition group Thurston Jail Alternatives.  --  Anderson's UFPPC-sponsored talk at King's book on Nov. 16 is free and open to the public....


WHAT:  "Building an Effective Peace Movement," a lecture with discussion
WHO:  Glen Anderson
WHEN:  Friday, November 16, 2007, at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:  King's Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402 (253-272-8801)

Peace activist Glen Anderson, of Lacey, WA, will speak on Building an Effective Peace Movement. The presentation will suggest both macro-strategies and practical nuts-and-bolts techniques for organizing. The talk will explore how social change movements grow from a few persons to majority public opinion and success. A wide range of helpful hints on recruiting and keeping volunteers, raising money, and publicity will be given. Further points will show how a commitment to nonviolence is integral to winning public opinion and changing public policy towards peace.

Glen Anderson has been active in peace & justice movements since the 1960s. Since late in that decade, he has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He was worked with many organizations, including the Fellowship of Reconciliation -- a 92-year-old multi-issue pacifist organization. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics.

This event is the third in a 2007 speaker series sponsored by United for Peace of Pierce County. Call 253-573-1504 or 253-535-7219 for more information.