Peter’s Place: A Community Spirit Village

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
6:30 PM, Monday, March 8, 2021 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

This locally-produced film by Dennis Daneau documents the recently completed Community Build Project, a grassroots effort to build 12 wooden tents for unsheltered residents in Jefferson County, Washington. The new village is called Peter’s Place and rests on the property of the Community United Methodist Church in Port Hadlock. It is the hope of the filmmaker that this inspirational film will show the way forward to others taking action to build sheltering communities of their own.

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After the film we’ll be joined by panelists Todd Armstrong, part of the skilled retired contractor/carpenter pool that provided organizational and technical leadership for the project; Judith Alexander, volunteer coordinator and clinical social worker currently working to engage the public in housing solutions for Jefferson County; Greg Brotherton, Jefferson County Commissioner and active proponent in assisting Peter’s Place navigate regulatory issues and permit approval; Mike Schleckser, Bayside Housing’s caseworker responsible for interviewing, engaging with, and monitoring the residents of Peter’s Place; and Jesse Thomas, Community Build Project planner and designer, and the main interface between project volunteers, Bayside Housing, and the city and county offices involved with regulations and permits.

For more information on the Community Build Project, please visit the Community Build Project website or the project’s Facebook page.

Special Guests: Todd Armstrong, Judith Alexander, Greg Brotherton, Mike Schleckser, and Jesse Thomas

Sponsors: Meaningful Movies Port Townsend, Quimper Unitarian Universalist FellowshipQUUF Green Sanctuary Environmental Action Committee, and QUUF Social and Environmental Justice Council.

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Release Year: 2021

Running Time: 51 mins

Director: Dennis Daneau

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    #1 She 2 March, 2021, 16:56

    Amazing testament to what can be done by those who have faith to start with an idea and a heart for helping.

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