Greeting dear friends and resisters,
Almost four months have passed since the PLC gathering in New Mexico and we are now beginning to prepare for the next one. It will take place in California in the Bay Area. The retreat will commence Saturday, March 5 at the Vallombrosa Center, Menlo Park, and will continue through Monday, March 7 at 4:00pm. Note the Saturday start and not Friday.
There is a room limit of 80 beds for the retreat center. In order for us to get a head count, it will be necessary for those who plan to attend to send a $100 nonrefundable registration fee to Peggy Coleman at 2309 Saidel Drive #1, San Jose, CA 95124. Make your check or money order out to Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, noting Catholic Worker Peace Fund on the bottom. (The Bay Area hosts are working very hard to keep participants’ registration at $100, which represents a small portion of the Bay Area lodging expenses.)
Frida Berrigan is the keynote speaker.
Our theme is “Nuclear War and Weapons Profit No One.”
Tentative activities include:
- Public forum with Frida Berrigan (afternoon, Sunday, March 6)
- Nonviolent Action at Sunnyvale Lockheed Martin (morning, Monday, March 7)
- A follow-up evaluation of Action. Please plan to stay until 4:00pm on Monday, March 7!
- Nonviolent civil disobedience workshop for new activists
- Poster making and rehearsal for possible street theater
- Participant updates on other local PLC resistance groups
- Networking opportunities
- Celebration of being together (music, singing, dancing, visiting)
- Prayer and group discussion
Check back for the latest information on PLC 2011 here on the blog. We’ll also be posting information and suggested reading about Lockheed Martin over the coming months via the blog. We can’t wait to be joined together again with you!
Bryce Fisher and Peggy Coleman
Any questions? Call Bryce (419) 705-3462, Peggy (408) 221-3424, or Larry Purcell (650) 366-4415.