Letter from Sallie Shawl concerning participation in peace panel
July 10, 1989
Relying on the hope that it’s better late than not at all, and with much embarrassment about the delay in getting this letter to you, I want to thank you ever so much for participating on the panel in Tacoma in May. I thought it was a wonderful evening, and your presentation and perspective were a very important part. Also, Rabbi Anson Laytner told me that he enjoyed being on the panel with you; here’s to dialogue, and more of it.
We (the planning committee) all feel good about the series. Attendance was phenomenally good for Tacoma, and quite a few people came to all four of the panels, and many to all three. I personally wish more people from the Jewish community had come (I look forward to more members of the Jewish community participating in the dialogue process), but this was a good beginning; several members of the Temple came and found that we were attempting a well—balanced series, and I am told that we as a group (the Arab— Jewish dialogue group in Tacoma) have more credibility now. So here’s to beginnings.
So again, thanks so much for your willingness to be a part of the series. I look forward to seeing you, possibly at a Middle East program, or perhaps a Rainbow Coalition meeting!
Sallie E. Shawl
for Tacoma Arabs, Jews & Others for Peace