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Aiken SC Women In Black

Posted by admin on Jun 18, 2011 in Other Social Action

forwarded to us by Gita:

Thought you might like to read this column by our local peace vigil group, Aiken Women in Black. It was written in response to a letter about us which accused us of being motivated by politics, not by objective opposition to war, and of having stopped our protests when George Bush left office. (We not only didn’t stop, we never lessened the frequently of vigils.) The letter’s author said that protesting war was a slap in the face to members of the military. While that is a view anyone is certainly entitled to hold, it is not one we share.

Fortunately, the newspaper’s staff person in charge of letters to the editor was great to work with. Our piece exceeded the word limit for letters, so when I asked if it could be published as a guest editorial, she got that approved–and suggested we might want to expand even beyond our original submission, if we had more to say! (It should be noted that numerous letters have been published over the past couple of years making exactly those same accusations against us, but we had never responded to any of them.) She also got approval to include all twelve signers (one got dropped from online version), whereas only one name had ever been allowed before. Yippee! This is pretty remarkable, given how archly conservative this area is, a culture faithfully reflected in the newspaper. And it was the letters editor who initiated inclusion of our Women In Black logo, which we designed specifically for Aiken…something I wouldn’t even have thought to ask for! The logo appeared in the print form of the paper but not online, so I’ve attached it.
Peace.
Brenda/bg/Aunt Gail

http://www.aikenstandard.com/Editorial/0606-Column-protester

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AFM – Agenda

Posted by admin on Jun 18, 2011 in Agenda

Opening Worship

Review of Minutes – Fifth Month

Finance Committee Report

* Nominating Committee- Kitty Reynolds for clerk

Ministry and Counsel – Planning report

Meeting House Rental – Adrianna Weir

Report from Yearly Meeting – Steve

Report re Art Show – Paola Weir-Villatoro

Other

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Invitation from Swananoa Valley
Date of next meeting
July 10 or August 14?

 
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Friends Digest, Vol 88, Issue 1

Posted by admin on Jun 18, 2011 in Meeting Events, Other Events

June 19 will be Meeting for Worship for the Conduct of Business.
Minutes from the previous meeting are posted at
http://ashevillefriends.org/newsletter/2011/1105.pdf

Swananoa Valley Friends Meeting has invited us to a pot luck picnic at
their meeting house on July 16 at 4 p.m. This is a follow up of our
invitation to them last summer.
Paulette Meier will play music from her cd’s. She was artist in residence
at Pendel Hill. We played one of her chants at Meeting for Business in
April. She also will provide music suited for children who are especially
invited to attend. Friends from Celo heard some of her music at SAYMA and have asked to be included.

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