Candlelight Vigil for Citizens of Ukraine
Peace Assembly for Tree of Life
P4P Afternoon Tea
Cooking Around the World: 2018
Womxn Act on Seattle
Womxn's March 2018
Comparative Religion Lecture Series
A candlelight vigil held at Sammamish Commons to show support for the citizens of Ukraine and the Ukrainians who live in our community.
A short, peaceful assembly to acknowledge the tragic events that unfolded at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Traditionally English sandwiches, scones, and cakes with tea, along with a tea-making demonstration.
Demonstrations of amazing dishes from around the globe, including India, Israel, China, and Egypt!
Plateaupians for Peace, in conjunction with Seattle Womxn Marching Forward, hosted the Sammamish Hub. Thirteen organizations joined us at Central Washington University in Sammamish to speak about the good work they are doing in the region. We were also honored to be given a chance to see the award winning film by Derek Armstrong McNeill, "The Road to Nickelsville" which tells the story of an organized homeless encampment and the people who live there. Organizations that joined us were: The Sophia Way, All Home, Habitat for Humanity, Refugees Northwest, Refugee Women's Alliance, League of Women Voters, Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, The Safe Parking Program, Issaquah Schools Foundation, Eastside Baby Corner, and The Hope Festival.
Yet again, we showed the rest of the world our solidarity with womxn of all cultures, races, religions, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations and lives by joining the Seattle Womxn's March. Our bus convoy carried 560 people from Sammamish and Issaquah to join in on this amazing event.
Are they a mass of confusion or a world of opportunity? Dr. David Smith from the Osher Learning Institute helped us survey, analyze, and compare the central teachings of the four largest world religions with attention paid to both similarities and differences. Traditions covered included Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
On the evening of June 16, about 100 people of many different faiths gathered at the Pine Lake Community Center in Sammamish to celebrate a traditional Ramadan Iftar dinner with the local Muslim community. Although half the people at the dinner were not practicers of Islam, they came together in a show of unity to demonstrate that the bonds of love and friendship are stronger than any differences between people.
Lecture: Civil Disagreement
Refugee Household Item Drive
In our increasingly polarized political environment, how can we have civil discussions with those whom we have profound disagreements? Dr. David E. Smith from the Osher Learning Institute led us in discussion on how to have meaningful, civil conversations with others, by building bridges and not walls between ourselves and those with whom we disagree.
Our Donation Drive for Welcome Home Refugees-Washington State collected $2,000 worth of new items through an Amazon wishlist and car loads of used items as well. Thank you to everyone who purchased, donated and shared info about our drive.
Womxn's March, 2017
Saturday, January 21st, 2017 was a historic day as many Women’s Marches across the nation and the world united hundreds of thousands of people in support of women’s rights, as well as, other threatened civil rights. Plateaupians for Peace encouraged all people of Sammamish and neighboring areas to come together on that day in a display of community and solidarity. In support of the Women’s March on Seattle, Plateaupians for Peace chartered 19 buses which transported almost 1,000 residents from Sammamish, Issaquah, and Bellevue to go to Seattle as an Eastside convoy to attend the Women’s March on Seattle.