Minutes (by Peter) of Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 meeting.

Present: Debby, Karen, Marlies, Sheila, Maureen, Peter.

  1. Next event: U. Conn. at Avery Point, Groton, Nov. 11, 2010:
  2. Can we make contact with the New London gang for a Xmas song event like last year's?
  3. Next meeting: Dec. 4; preceded by peace vigil at 9AM. Discuss Xmas song program.
  4. Ari of Islands of LA, who (see this link) is interested in the use of traffic islands as public space for gathering and expression. As you may remember he has us listed on his: his web site. He asked me if I knew anything about the history of "our" island in Westerly.

    This is what we came up with:

    The traffic flow was changed a long time ago. Washington Trust Bank was built 20 years ago and a police kiosk was erected on the island. It was taken down after a couple of years. A fountain put in with funds obtained with help of current RI Senate Minority Leader Dennis L. Algiere. First war protests took on steps of Post Office. Peace protesters moved to Island and no permit was obtained. Nobody knew if one is or is not not required.