Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 23:20:45 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for September 9, 2006

now to 10/1, Tuesdays through Sundays, times vary, play "Last of the Boys"
about Vietnam vet (with sad Iraq resonance), Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale
Ave S, Mpls  Tickets $22-34 at 612-822-7063.  [Ed note: I've only seen
excellent plays at this theater.]
9/8 to 9/14, 7:15 and 9:30 pm, film "Obsession" about the hatred by
America's new enemy, Radical Islam, Oak Street Cinema, 309 Oak St SE, Mpls. [Ed note: I haven't seen this, but reviews suggest a
perspective like George W's concern with "Islamofascists."]

9/8 to 9/14, 7:15 and 9:15 pm, film "Saint of 911" about Franciscan priest
Mychal Judge who died in WTC attacks, Bell Museum, 10 Church St SE, Mpls.

Saturday. 9/9, 9am to 9 pm (you pick your hours), Get Out The Vote
predictive dialing phone banking ("Hello...hello?") for KEITH ELLISON, SEIU
office, 2233 University Ave, St Paul.  Contact Faith Kidder at 612-729-88868
or cell 612-760-2512.

Saturday, 9/9,10 to 11:30 am, August Nimtz speaks on "Fidel, Raul and the
Future of Cuba," Resource Center of the Americas coffeehour, 3019 Minnehaha,

Saturday, 9/9, 10 to noon, WILPF presents program "Corporate Profiteering
from Water," Van Cleve Community Center, 901 - 15th Ave SE, Mpls.
wilpf [at]

Saturdays, 9/9, 9/16 and 9/23, 10:30 am, nonviolent training in preparation
for action at Alliant Tech on 10/2, at home of Marv Davidov,  2615 Park Ave,
Mpls.  612-874-7715.

Saturday, 9/9, 2 pm, Rana Bahsheh moderates and Omar Merhi and Mohammed
Wazwaz speak at Public Forum: "Palestine & Lebanon, history of Israeli
intervention and occupation," St Joan of Arc, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls. or 612-379-3899.

Saturday, 9/9,  (and 2nd Saturday of each month), 10:30 am, Coalition for
Alternatives to Military Service (or CAMS, a counter-recruitment group)
meets at Twin Cities Friends Meeting, 1725 Grand, St. Paul.  Contact Mary at
wamm [at]

Saturday, 9/9, 7 pm, Laura Littleford impersonates Elvis incarnated as
elephant-headed deity Ganesha, Center for Independent Artists, 4137
Bloomington Ave, Mpls. or 612-724-8392.

Sunday, 9/10, 1:30 to 4:30 pm, Get Out The Vote predictive dialing phone
banking ("Hello...hello?") for KEITH ELLISON, SEIU office, 2233 University
Ave, St Paul.  Contact Faith Kidder at 612-729-88868 or cell 612-760-2512.

Sunday, 9/10, 2 to 6, mnpACT! picnic/potluck, Antlers Park shelter, 9470 -
201st St W, Lakeville, with Coleen Rowley, Becky Lourey, Rebecca Otto and
others.  952-891-1862 or jhsteele58 [at]

Sunday, 9/10, 3 pm, coordinating committee meeting of Youth Against War and
Racism (all youth welcome), 3024 Chicago Ave, Mpls.

Sunday, 9/10, 4 pm, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (Calif. CD 35) heads a
Get-Out-the-Vote rally for KEITH ELLISON, Mpls North High School, 1500 James
Ave N, Mpls.  651-983-6397.

Sunday, 9/10, 6 pm, chapter 27 Veterans for Peace, St. Stephens school
basement, 2123 Clinton Ave S, Mpls.  612-821-9141.

Sunday, 9/10, 7:30 pm, Jordanian oud player Sakher Hattar & friends Crossing
Borders perform a Concert for Lebanon Relief, Cedar Cultural Center, 416
Cedar Ave S, Mpls.  $20 at the door. 612-338-2674.

Monday, 9/11, 6:45 to 7:45 am (yes, am), antiwar rush hour bannering on the
35th St bridge over 35W and the walk bridge over Washington Ave in front of
Coffman Union, Mpls.

Monday, 9/11, 4:30 pm, protest US-sponsored terror and war, Peavey Plaza,
1111 Nicollet Mall, downtown Mpls.

Mondays, 9/11 to 11/13, 5:30 to 8 pm, free class "American Empire 101" with
U of M prof Richard Martinez, Jack Pine Center, 2815 E Lake, Mpls.

Moonday, 9/11, 6:30 pm, Hamline prof Duane Cady, speaks on "Nonviolence
According to the Teachings of Christ" at Every Church a Peace Church
potluck, Faith United Methodist Church, 2708 - 33rd Ave NE, Mpls.
rolsen6376 [at] or  612-781-3167.

Monday, 9/11, 6:30 pm, free film "9/11 Press for Truth: What Really
Happened" with short remarks by a 9/11 family member and  9/11 responder and
Green Party Senate candidate Michael Cavlan, 1190 James Ave, St Paul (former
Masonic Temple in Highland).  RSVP appreciated at 651-633-4410 or

Monday, 9/11 (and each month's 2nd Monday), 7 pm (socialize 6:30), Network
of Spiritual Progressives meets, Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900
Nicollet, Mpls.  brucelissem [at]

Monday, 9/11, 7 pm, Iraq War Forum with peace prof Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer,
Heritage Foundation conservative blogger Edward Morrissey, Friends for a
Nonviolent World director Phil Steeger and Swift Boat retired Navy captain
Lou Ellingson, (moderated by Macalester history prof David Perry),
Macalester College Weyerhaeuser Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave, St Paul. or rolsen6376 [at]

Monday, 9/11, on this day 100 years ago, Mohandas Gandhi launched toe modern
non-violent movement by pledging to use non-violence and civil disobedience
in his quest for justice.

Tuesday, 9/12, all day, Minneapolis Primary Elections.  VOTE FOR KEITH
ELLISON; your vote makes a huge difference!  To locate your polling place,  (For same day registration and voting,
you need a license or state ID with correct address; or ID with old address
plus current utility bill; or passport or student ID with utility bill; or
sworn oath of a registered voter in that precinct.)  But PLEASE VOTE!

Tuesday, 9/12, noon to 1:30 pm, Walter Mondale introduces RAND Middle-east
director David Aaron to talk on Islamis jihadis, Humphrey Institute, 301 -
19th Ave S, Mpls.  RSVP to Lea Chittenden at chit0018 [at] or

Wednesday, 9/13, 7 pm,  (and every 2nd Wednesday), Red Wing (#115) Vets for
Peace at home of Charles Nicolosi.  tuvecino [at]

Thursday, 9/14, Irish Socialist Chris Loughlin speaks on "A World at War and
the Socialist Alternative," 3 pm at MCTC H Building Student Center, 5 pm at
U of M Coffman Union 325.  mn [at]

Thursday, 9/14, 7 pm, Rev Dr Mel White, founder of Soulforce, presents a
plan for nonviolent resistance to fundamentalist Christian threat to LGBT
(and all) Americans, Wayzata Community Church, 125 E Wayzata Blvd, Wayzata.

Thursday, 9/14, 7 pm, NW Neighbors for Peace hosts Florence Streichen on
"What is Going On in Palestine and Israel and Why?" Parish Community of St
Joseph, 8701 - 36th Ave N (corner of Boone), New Hope.  FFI: Eileen,

Friday, 9/15, 10 am to noon, former VP Walter Mondale, former USAID director
Dean Brian Atwood and others speak at free panel "Beyond the Nuclear Issue:
Crisis on the Korean Peninsula," Humphrey Institute, 301 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.
Reservations required with Camille at 612-625-5309.

Friday, 9/15, 4:15 to 5:30, vigil to end U.S. military and political support
of Israel, Summit & Snelling Aves, St. Paul.  Karen, 651-283-3495.

9/15 to 9/21, first documentary made by National Guard soldier in Iraq "The
War Tapes," Lagoon Cinema, Uptown Mpls.

Friday, 9/15, 6 pm, film "Salt of the Earth" about New Mexico strike of
Mexican-Am mine workers, Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha
Ave, Mpls.

Friday, 9/15, 6 pm, gala celebration for the Better Ballot Campaign for
Instant Runoff Voting, $50 includes hor d'oeuvres/wine/ entertainmant by Le
Cirque Rouge!, Hennepin History Museum, 2303 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.
612-850-6897 or RSVP by 9/12 at

Friday, 9/15, film "Darshan, the Embrace" about life of spiritual master and
peace advocate Sri Mata Amritansndamayi Devi of India, Oak St Cinema, 309
Oak St, Mpls.

Friday, 9/15 (6 pm) to Sunday, 917 (6 pm), basic level Alternatives to
Violence Workshop, Friends for a Nonviolent World, 1050 Selby Ave, St Paul.
AVPAaron [at] or

Saturday, 9/16, 9:30 refreshments, 10 am presentation, Middle East Peace Now
presents C-Span interview "What is the Israel Lobby?" Southdale Library,
7001 York Ave S, Edina.  651-696-1642.

Saturday, 9/16, 10 am,  Brooklyn Afr-Am activist Kenyon Farrow speaks on
"Friend or Foe: Blacks, Latinos and Immigration Issues," Resource Center of
the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

Saturday, 9/16, 6 pm, Prayer for Peace, Earthdance festival with circle
dancing, Moberg Park on Hwy 8, Chisago City.  651-257-7067.

Saturday, 9/16, 7:30 to 9 pm, 3 former ambassadors to Japan (Thomas Foley,
Howard Baker and Walter Mondale) talk about "A Changing Asia: What's an
Alliance to Do?" $30, Medtronic HQ, 710 Medtronic Parkway, Mpls.  Register
at or 612-627-9357 or

Sunday, 9/17, 11:30 am, Headwaters Walk for Justice, Boom Island Park, Mpls.
Sunday, 9/17 3 pm, film "The Ground Truth" about battles by young Americans
in Iraq and on returning home, First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Ave S,
Mpls.  612-825-1701 or debra [at]

Sunday, 9/17, 3 to 5 pm, meeting Amnesty International, at Center for
Victims of Torture, 717 E River Rd, Mpls.  gabeo [at]

Sunday, 9/17, 3 to 7 pm, cultural exchange Coming Together in Peace to
express for ordinary people suffering in Iraq, Israel, Lebanon and
Palestine, Cahoots Coffee Bar, 1562 Selby Ave, St Paul.
eric-angell [at]

Sunday, 9/17, 3 pm, film "Why We Fight" about military-industrial complex,
Acadia Cafe, Franklin & Nicollet, Mpls.  eric-angell [at]

Sunday, 9/17, 4 pm, information seminar & fundraiser for reconstruction of
water resources damaged by recent Hezbollah-Israel war, First Unitarian
Society of Mpls, 900 Mount Curve Ave, Mpls.  Jay Sahhidi at
mjshahidiusa [at] or Jack Rossback at jack2ros [at]

Sunday, 9/17, 4:30 pm, bare-bones staging of play "Peace and War in the
Heartland, What Has History Taught Us?," 3 members of the 60's antiwar
Minnesota 8 (Frank Kroncke, Harry Bury and Bill Hunt) present, Minnesota
History Center 30 E 10th St, St Paul.

9/18 to 9/20, three-day liquids only fast as a public witness against the
war and occupation of Iraq.  Fasters will be on the Lake/Marshall bridge
from 9 to 5 each day.  Fast ending with potluck at home of Carol and Ken
Masters, 2528 - 29th Ave S, Mpls.

Monday, 9/18, 3 pm, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer and others speak on "How Federal
Policies Shortchange Minnesota Communities, Wellstone Center, 179 Robie St
E, St Paul.  Dave Gagne 612-325-8860 or

Monday, 9/18, 6:30 pm, film "Caught in the Crossfire" about little-known
conditions of Fallujah citizens, St Joan of Arc Church, Upper Room, Parish
Center, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Wednesday, 9/20, 6 to 8:15 pm, Afghan doctor Shams-Ul-Haq Najib speaks at
fundraiser to rebuild Afghan medical structures.  6 pm socialize, 6:30
Afghan buffet, 7:15 presentation, 8 pm closing remarks.  Da Afghan
Restaurant, 929 W 80th St, Bloomington.  $25, RSVP with check to PO Box
201542, Bloomington 55420. info [at]

Thursday, 9/21, INTERNATIONAL DAY of PEACE ACTIVITIES. (Watch for details.)

Thursday, 9/21, 11:45 am to 1 pm, North Hennepin Community College
dedication for International Peace Pole, 7411 - 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park.

Thursday, 9/21, 7 - 9 pm, World Citizen's Third Thursday Global Issues
Forum, speakers TBA on possible topic "Approaches to a Culture of Peace,"
1st Unitarian Society (NOTE LOCATION CHANGE), 900 Mount Curve Ave, Mpls.
Modest dinner (about $7) from 6 to 7.  schwa004 [at]

Thursday, 9/21, 7 to 9 pm, free film "Shipbreakers" about oceangoing ships
torn apart by hand in Alang, India, at a dangerous job where an average one
person dies daily, Room 50, U of M Law School, 229 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.
humanrts [at]

Thursday, 9/21 (and every 3rd Thursday), 7:45 to 9 pm, Dialogue about Peace
and listening to Deepok Chopra's set, pre-register at Body Prayers Yoga,
9201 Lexington Ave N, #5C, Circle Pines.  IndigaArt [at] or 
Friday, 9/22, 6 pm, free film "Without a Trace" (Sin Dejar Huellas), about 2
women on the run, Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave. Mpls.

Saturday, 9/23, 8 am to 8 pm, Veterans for Peace retreat (plus friends).
Paul and Tridi Schaefer's Pig Wisdom Farm, N2934 - 750th St, Hager City, WI
(1 hour SE of St Paul). $25 advance/$35 on the
Speakers include Red Wing VfP pres David Harris, peace prof Michael Addregg,
UMD prof Jim Fetzer,Vietnam vet and author of Fire in the Hole Michael
Orange.  RSVP 651-388-5863.

Saturday, 9/23, 10 am, journalist/activist Maria de los Angeles Pena Fonseca
gives "Venezuelan's Message,"  Resource Center of the Americas, 3019
Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

Saturday, 9/23, noon, protest and march against the occupation of Iraq,
Library Plaza, Hennepin & Lagoon Aves, Mpls. or
Saturday, 9/23, 2 pm, program "What Is a False Flag Operation?" with
historical background and comparisons with 9/11, Merriam Park Library, 1831
Marshall Ave, St Paul.

Sunday, 9/24, 5 to 8 pm, WAMM silent auction of over 200 items at St Joan of
Arc, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.  $5 - 25 admission (no one turned away),
complimentary buffet.

Monday, 9/25, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, NY Times correspondent Anthony DePalma talks
about The Media and Cuban President Fidel Castro, $15, Coffman Union, 1st
floor, U of M, 300 Washington Ave SE, Mpls,

Thursday, 9/28 (and every 4th Thursday), 7:45 to 9 pm, community sing-a-long
for Peace, Body Prayers Yoga, 9201 Lexington Ave N, #5C, Circle Pines.
IndigaArt [at] or 763-413-0612.

Friday, 9/29 (7 to 8:30 pm) and Saturday 9/30 (9 to 3), Edwina Gateley
speaks to Pax Cristi MN on "Faith in a Nutshell: Cracked Open," at Pax
Christi Catholic Church, 18th Ave & 41st St, Rochester.  $35 for Saturday,
includes lunch and Friday presentation.  RSVP by 9/15 at
college94601 [at] or hunchbacks8 [at]

Friday, 9/29, 7 pm, director Robert Greenwald is present to introduce his
film "Iraq for Sale" about sale of Iraqi assets under US occupation,
O'Shaughnessy Education Center, Cleveland and Summit, St. Paul.  $7.

9/29 to 10/2, national conference "Stop the Merchants of Death" for all
groups working against those who profit from war, at St Kate's, St Thomas
and Alliant Tech.  Includes Fri 7 pm new film "Iraq for Sale,"  Sat 7p
reunion of Honeywell or ATK alums, and Sun 6:30 rally with likes of Medea
Benjamin, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Winona LaDuke Utah Phillips and legendary
Marv Davidov Himself.  On Mon (Gandhi's birthday), nonviolent direct action
at Alliant, maker of bullets, missile parts, depleted uranium shells, land
mines and cluster bombs.  FFI: Marv Davidov, 612-874-7715 or
brmishler [at]

Saturday, 9/30, 10 to 11:30, Resource Center of the Americas
coffeehour,"Colombia: the Hidden War," 3019 Minnehaha, Mpls.

Saturday, 9/30, 7 pm, reunion of Honeywell or Alliant Tech resistance
people, $5, 304 Murray Herrick, St Thomas U., St Paul.

Every Sunday, noon to 1 pm, peace vigil at Summit and Snelling, St Paul.

Every Sunday, 4 to 5 pm, Peace vigil at 66th and York Ave. S, Edina.  FFI:
Vicki 952-835-8687.

Every Monday, 4:15 to 5:15 pm, Vigil in downtown White Bear Lake at
intersection of Highway 61 and 4th Street.  FFI:

Every Tuesday, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, Peace vigil at 98th St. and Lyndale,
Bloomington.  952-831-4276.

Every Tuesday, 5 to 6 pm (all year), east end of Franklin bridge over the
Mississippi River, Mpls. carolynbelle [at]

Every Wednesday, 7 to 8 a.m., Vigil at Alliant Tech, 5050 Lincoln, Edina. 

Every Wednesday, 4 to 5 pm, Peace walk, carrying signs in both directions
from the corner of Hwy 241 and Co Rd 19 (across from St. Michael's Church),
St. Michael.  FFI: regofam [at]

Every Wednesday, 4:45 to 5:45, Grandmothers for Peace vigil, 50th and
Halifax, Edina (just west of France).

Every Wednesday, 5 to 6 pm, Vigil to end the occupation of Iraq,
Lake/Marshall bridge over the Mississippi.

Every Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 pm, Peace vigil over footbridge at 85th Ave N and
Hwy 252, Brooklyn Park FFI 763-566-8255

Every Wednesday, 6 pm, peace vigil at signal light on Hwy 169, Belle Plaine.
JoAnne, 952-873-3315

Every Thursday, 4 to 6 pm, NW Neighbors for Peace host anti-war vigil on all
four corners of 42nd Ave N (Cty Rd 9) and Winnetka, New HOPE.
caryberg [at]

Every Thursday, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Vigil in front of Lockheed Martin, NW
corner of Pilot Knob Road and Yankee Doodle Road in Eagan.  FFI:
skograce [at] 

Every Thursday, 5:30 to 6:30 pm, Peace vigil at NE corner Co Hwy 10 & Univ
Ave NE, Blaine.  vanka485 [at] (note new corner and contact).

Every Friday, noon to 1 pm, Anti-Recruitment vigil ³Our Children Are Not
Cannon Fodder,² off Oak St and Washington Ave, East Bank of U, Minneapolis,

Every Friday, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., Vigil to end the occupation of Palestine,
Snelling and Summit, St. Paul.  steichenfm [at]

Every Friday, 4:30, Red Wing Alliance for Peace sponsors a vigil at John
Rick park, Red Wing, followed by potluck and discussion on alternate weeks.
tuvecino [at]

Every Friday, 5 to 6 pm, Chisago City gathering for peace (chat, sing, run
around with the kids, share food), Moberg Park, Chisago City.

Every Friday, 5 to 6 pm, peace vigil at Lagoon and Hennepin, Uptown Mpls. 

Every Friday, J. Rich Park, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, Peace vigil, Hwy. 61 and West
Avenue, RedWing.  sherlev [at]

Every Saturday, 9 am, Peace walk, Fern and Hwy. 95, Cambridge.  (8 block
walk) ytpsund [at]

Every Saturday, 10 to 11 am, peace vigil at corner of Bridge and River St,
Chippewa Falls, WI.  FFI: lagoclam [at] or 715-726-0365.

Every Saturday, 1 to 3 pm, Vigil at Barnes and Noble, highways 15 and 23
(Division Street), St. Cloud.  FFI: Mnolde [at]

Every Saturday, noon to 12:15, Vigil at Bridge Square (Division and 4th),
Northfield.  mcgrath1 [at]

(More vigils are listed at  ) 

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