Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2006 23:36:45 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for October 7, 2006

[Ed heads up: the Vets for Peace takes a bus each year to the School of the
Americas at Ft Benning, Georgia, where the U.S. has trained many Latin
American torturers and death squad leaders.  The bus leaves around 9 am on
Friday, 11/17, and returns late afternoon on Monday, 11/20.  Cost is $200
plus room and food.  If you want to go, call Jim Steinhagen at 612-722-1112
for more information.  The Antiwar Committee will also be taking a bus;
email them at info [at]]

10/6 to 10/12, documentary film "Jesus Camp" follows born-again children in
summer training as "God's soldiers" to "take back America for Christ,"
Lagoon Cinema, 1320 Lagoon Ave, Mpls.  612-825-6006.

10/6 to 10/12, engrossing [ed recommends] documentary "War Tapes" made my
New Hampshire National Guard soldiers in Iraq, Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago
Ave S, Mpls.  612-822-3030.

now to 10/12, film "U.S. vs. John Lennon," about government attempts to
silence the antiwar Beetle,  Edina Cinema, 3911 W 50th St, Edina.

10/6 to 10/12, film "Last King of Scotland" about Ugandan President Idi
Amin's Scottish doctor, Uptown Theater, Uptown Mpls.

10/6 to 10/8, music and dance tell the story of the sorrows of the Islamic
world in "Beyond the Crescent Moon," $12 to $25, Ethnic Dance Theater, Ritz
Theater, 345 - 13th Ave NE, Mpls.  612-436-1129.

10/7 to 11/5, times vary, play "Wellstone!" about Paul and Sheila, History
Theater, 30 E 10th St, St Paul. or 651-292-4323.

10/7 to 10/9, Bodhisattva Peace Training with Lama Shenpen Drolma,
(attendance required all 3 days: Sat 9 to 5, Sun 9 to 5 and Mon 9 to noon).
Summit Classroom Bldg (old McNeely Hall), room 324, U of St Thomas, 2115
Summit, St Paul. $90 (no one turned away).
bodhisattvapeacetraining [at] or 651-206-5271.

Saturday, 10/7, 10 to noon, WAMM book club discusses Greg Palast's book
"Armed Madhouse: Who's Afraid of Osama Wolfe?," residence of Lucia Wilkes
Smith, 2615 Park Ave, Mpls.  rabbas [at]

Saturday, 10/7, 10 to 11:30 am, analyst Luis Gilberto Murillo speaks on
"Hope for Development in the Crossfire: the Afro-Colombian Quest for
Freedom, Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

Saturday, 10/7, 2:30 pm, film "9-11: Press for Truth" about questions
concerning 9-11, Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave (corner Fairview),
St Paul.  651-633-4410.

Saturday, 10/7, 3 pm, Ideas to Mobilize People Against Corporate Tyranny
(IMPACT) shows film "Why We Fight" at Acadia Cafe, 1931 Nicollet, Mpls.
mnsocialist [at]

Saturday, 10/7, 8 pm, film "The Hero" about decorated soldier who adapts to
civilian life after, Angola's anti-colonial and civil wars, Walker Art
Center Cinema, 1750 Hennepin Ave, Mpls.

Sunday, 10/8, 1 to 3:30 pm, Vets for Peace classes to prepare families for
conscientious objector status, basement of St Stephens school building, 2123
Clinton Ave S, Mpls.  $10/family.  RSVP Kim at 612-721-6908.

Sunday, 10/8, 7 pm, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy presents film
"Broken Limbs: Apples, Agriculture and the New American Farmer," Bryant Lake
Bowl, 810 W Lake St, Mpls.

Sunday, 10/8, 7 pm, free film "Iraq for Sale," Open Circle Church 2400
Highland Dr, Burnsville.  Reservations required:

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.

Monday, 10/9 (and each month's 2nd Monday), 7 pm (socialize 6:30), Network
of Spiritual Progressives hosts Sondra Samuels talking about the Northside's
PEACE Foundation at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet, Mpls.
brucelissem [at]

Monday, 10/9, 7 pm, film "Iraq for Sale," 1349 Midway Parkway ("The Lion
House"), St Paul.  651-642-1796. (Other screenings linked at
Monday, 10/9, Tracy Kidder speaks about his book "Mountains Beyond
Mountains" about hospital in central Haiti, Davis Auditorium, Macalester
College, Snelling & Grand, St Paul.

10/10 to 10/12, 8 am to 6 pm, exhibition "Eyes Wide Open: the Cost of War to
Minnesota," consisting of a pair of boots for each MN military member killed
in Iraq, plus representation of shoes for Iraqi civilians, Calvary Episcopal
Church courtyard, 3rd Ave & 2nd St SW, Rochester.  (Opening ceremony 8 am on
10/10.  Program each day at 12:15.)  jluraymond [at]

Tuesday, 10/10, 5 to 7 pm, reception with Nonviolent Peaceforce field team
member Rita Webb, on a brief vacation from Sri Lanka,  Nonviolent Peaceforce
office, 425 Oak Grove, Mpls.

Tuesday, 10/10, 7 pm, film "Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers" from director
Robert Greenwald (Outfoxed, Uncovered, High Cost of Low Price),
Hamline-Midway Library, St Paul.

Tuesday, 10/10, 7 pm, film "Iraq for Sale" at Chanhassen Library, 7711
Kerber Dr, Chanhassen.  952-443-0697.

10/11 and 10/12, starting 9 am, free (optional $10 lunch) 2-day symposium
"Truth, Peace, and Ethics" concerning the peace movement and public
citizenship, philosophy and medical ethics, at Cowles Auditorium at the
Humphrey Institute, 301 - 19th Ave S, Mpls and Great Hall of Coffman Union,
300 Washington Ave, Mpls. or Kirk Allison at U of M,

Wednesday, 10/11, noon to 1:15, Institute for Global Studies sponsors
Macalester prof Mohammed Bamyeh and U of M prof Timothy Brennan speak on
"Toward a New Middle East: Beyond Empire and Force," Blegen 235, 269 - 19th
Ave S, West Bank U of M, Mpls.  Reception follows in 246 Social Science, 267
- 19th Ave S, Mpls.

Wednesday, 10/11, 6:30 pm, documentary "The Power of Community: How Cuba
Survived Peak Oil" then brainstorm "How Do We Build a Sustainable MN?,"
Rondo Community Outreach Library, Dale & University, St Paul.
vegan14ever [at]

Wednesday, 10/11, 7 pm, film "Iraq for Sale" at Roseville Library 2180 N
Hamline Ave, Roseville.  651-628-6803.  (Others at

10/12 to 10/29, Thur to Sun at 7:30 pm, Pangea World Theater presents play
"The Island" with discussions after Saturday performances (10/14 on legality
of incarceration of political prisoners; 1021 on Robben Island to Guantanamo
to Abu Ghraib; 10/28 on race issues), 711 W Lake St, Mpls.  Reservations,

10/12 to 10/14, Voices United Conference to advocate for GLBT inclusion in
all faith communities, Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland,
Mpls.  $40.

Thursday, 10/12, 1:30 pm, trial for Bob Heberle and Roger Cuthbertson, "boat
people" changed with disrupting the Cheney/Bachmann fundraiser in June,
Ridgedale Division, Hennepin County Court, 12601 Ridgedale Dr, Suite 300,

Thursday, 10/12, 6:30 to 8 pm, Vets for Peace classes to prepare families
for conscientious objector status, basement of St Stephens school building,
2123 Clinton Ave S, Mpls.  $10/family.  RSVP Kim at 612-721-6908.

Thursday, 10/12, 7 pm, NW Neighbors for Peace presents film "The Ground
Truth" about Iraq vets & families as they struggle to reclaim their lives
(members of Military Families Speak Out respond after the film), Parish
Community of St Joseph, 8701 - 36th Ave N, New Hope.  carydberg [at]
or 763-546-5368.

Thursday, 10/12, 7:30 pm, MN International Center presents "Dance with the
Devil: Taking on West Africa's Warlords, Mafia and Thugs" by former UN chief
prosecutor David Crane, Humphrey Institute, Cowles Auditorium, 301 - 19th
Ave S, Mpls.

Thursday, 10/12, 4:30, through Saturday morning, International Roundtable:
"The United Nations: What Future?," Weyerhaeuseer Chapel, Macalester
College, Grand west of Snelling, St. Paul.

Friday, 10/13, 2 to 3:15, Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
director Jeff Halper speaks on "Israel: When a People Refuses to Take
Responsibility," Blegen 150, 269 - 19th Ave S, West Bank, Mpls.  Reception
to follow in Blegen 150.

Friday, 10/13, 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.

10/13 (starts 6 pm) to 10/15 (ends 6 pm), advanced level, Alternatives to
Violence Workshop, which has been used to reduce violence in Rwanda, Bosnia,
Kenya and the U.S., Friends for a Nonviolent World, 1050 Selby Ave, St.
Paul. avp [at]

Friday, 10/13, 6 pm, Jeff Halper, coordinator of the Israeli Committee
Against House Demolitions and anthropology prof at Ben Gurion Univ, speaks
on "The Long War: Israel's Involvement in American Empire," Trinity Lutheran
Church, 2730 E 31st St, Mpls.  [Ed note: Jeff
Halper was the ed's classmate at Macalester.  Well known by many in the Twin
Cities who have traveled to Palestine/Israel in search of voices for peace.
Jeff was nominated this year for the Nobel Peace Prize by the American
Friends Service Committee.  That prize will be announced on the morning of
this talk.)

Saturday, 10/14, 10 am, Eduardo Cardenas and others from MN Immigrant Rights
Action Coalition present "Saying No: The Campaign for a Moratorium on
Deportations," Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha, Mpls.

Saturday, 10/14, 10 am, Womens International League for Peace and Freedom
sponsors Iran native M. Jay Shahidi speaks on "Historical Review of U.S. and
Iran Relations," Van Cleve Community Center, 901 - 15th Ave SE, Mpls.

Saturday, 10/14,  (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, 10/14, 1:30 pm, film "9-11: Press for Truth" about questions
concerning 9-11, Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

Sunday, 10/15, noon to 5 pm, shopping "travel" to 10 countries to benefit
children's charities in Peru, Afghanistan, China, India, Tanzania and Kenya,
Cannon Valley Winery, Cannon Valley. $30.  santwana [at]

Sunday, 10/15, 3 pm, IMPACT hosts discussion/short film program "Privatizing
Elections: Is There Hope for democracy?" on vote fraud and possible actions,
Twin Cities Friends Meeting House, 1725 Grand Ave, St Paul.

Sunday, 10/15, 7 pm, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy presents
film "Black Gold" about Ethiopian coffee farmers, Bryant Lake Bowl, 810 W
Lake St, Mpls.  $7 to 14.
Sunday, 10/15, 7 pm, DePaul Univ prof Norman G Finkelstein speaks on "Is
Criticism if Israel Anti-Semitic?" St Joan of Arc Church, 4537 - 3rd Ave S,
Mpls.  612-827-5364. (EVENT CHANGED TO NOVEMBER 5, 7 PM.)

Monday, 10/16, 6:30 pm,  free film "Trudell" about Native American justice
advocate John Trudell, St Joan of Arc Church, Hospitality Hall, 4537 - 3rd
Ave S, Mpls.

Monday, 10/16, 7 pm, civil rights attorney Leonard Weinglass tells the story
of the Cuba 5 "Can U.S. Political Prisoners Get a Fair Trial?," room 325, Wm
Mitchell College of Law Auditorium, 875 Summit, St Paul.

Tuesday, 10/17, 7 to 8:30 pm, Brazilian theologian Lena Boff speaks on
"Solidarity and Communion in a Globalized World," $10, Presentation of Our
Lady Chapel, 1890 Randolph, St Paul.
Thursday, 10/19, noon (concert at 11:30), Westminster Town Hall Forum
presents Johns Hopkins prof Michael Mandelbaum on "The Case for Goliath,"
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Nocollet Mall at 12th St, Mpls.

Thursday, 10/19, 7 pm, David Rovics "Halliburton Boardroom Massacre" concert
tour, First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Ave S, Mpls.  Suggested $10 to

Thursday, 10/19, 7 pm Citizens for Global Solutions presents Iran native
Mehr "Jay" Shahidi speaking on "Dealing with Iran," Hennepin Ave United
Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave, Mpls.

Thursday, 10/19 (and every 3rd 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, 10/20, 7 pm, free film "Sin Nadie" (No One) about Central Americans
trying to make it through Mexico to the U.S., Resource Center of the
Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

Saturday, 10/21, 9:30 am, Middle East Peace Now presents 2006 film "The Iron
Wall" documenting the building of illegal Israeli settlements and the wall,
including interviews with Palestinian and Israeli peace activists (including
Jeff Halper), Southdale Hennepin Co Library, 7001 York Ave S, Edina.

Saturday, 10/21, 9:30 am to 4 pm, urban youth are encouraged to participate
in this international conference including speakers from Rwanda (on
reconciliation) and famine, U of M Law School, 229 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.  $15. or 651-690-7866.

Saturday, 10/21, 10 to 11:30 am, Canadian journalists/activist John
MacDonald speaks on "Haiti After the Elections," Resource Center of the
Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

Saturday, 10/21, 7 pm Witness for Peace banquet with keynote speaker Jesus
Leon de los Santos on "Roots of Migration: the impact of globalization and
"free trade" on migration." or 612-360-1965.

Sunday, 10/22, 7 pm, Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy presents
film "Life and Debt" about crushing effects of international lending and
free trade, Bryant Lake Bowl, 810 W Lake St, Mpls.  $7 to 14.

Tuesday, 10/24, 6:30 to 9 pm, MN Green Party hosts forum on the Middle East
to better understand both Israeli and Palestinian perspectives, Hillcrest
Rec Center (Village View room), 1978 Ford Pkwy, St Paul.

Wednesday, 10/25, 9 am to 2 pm, U.N. rally and seminars with keynote speaker
Hernan Vales on peacekeeping missions, plus seminars including Dr Joseph
Schwarzberg and ambassador Robert Flaten on effective peacekeeping, Jay
Shahidi on the US/Iran relationship, and Will Steger on global warming, Mpls
Convention Center 1301 - 2nd Ave S, Mpls.  $25 with luncheon.

Wednesday, 10/25, 1 to 1:45 pm, dedication of sculpture "Spirit of Peace,"
Lyndale Park Peace Garden, Lake Harriet, Mpls.  952-929-1566.

Wednesday, 10/25, 3:30 to 5 pm, law prof Fionnuala Ni Aolain gives free
lecture "The European Legal System Responds to Terrorism: Balancing Human
Rights and Security," Cowles Auditorium at Humphrey Institute, 301 - 19th
Ave S, Mpls.  casahy [at] or 612-624-9311.

Wednesday, 10/25, 6 pm, Peace First! evening campaign.  Watch for details.

Wednesday, 10/25, 7 to 8:30 pm, attorney at Northwestern U Joseph Margulies
speaks on "Separation of Powers in the Long War: Guantanamo and the Rule of
Law," Mondale (Law School) room 25, 229 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

Thursday, 10/26, 6:30 pm, MN Advocates for Human Rights attorney Michele
Garnett McKenzie speaks on "Who are Minnesota's Asylum Seekers?,"
International Institute of MN, 1694 Como Ave, St Paul.  RSVP to
aschwanz [at] or 651-647-0191 ext 23.

Thursday, 10/26 (and every 4th 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, 10/27, 6 to 9:30 pm, plus Saturday, 10/28, 9 to 3:30, Amnesty
International conference "Hope in a Time of Despair" with medical ethicist
Dr Steven Miles, MN Advocates for Human Rights director Barbara Frey and
Center for Victims of Torture communications director Holly Ziemer, plus
singer Ruth Mackenzie, Unity Church Unitarian, 732 Holly Ave, St Paul.  FFI
Sigrid Bachmann at sigrid50 [at] or 612-338-0862.
Friday, 10/27, 6 pm, film "Mojados - Through the Night" about 4 migrants
from small Mexico village on 120 mile trek across the desert, Resource
Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

Friday, 10/27, 6 to 9 pm, Ebenezer Nonviolent Family Academy presents
musical "Healing of the Nation," Sabathani Center, 310 E 38th St S, Mpls.

Friday, 10/27, 7 pm, film "Crossing Arizone" examines immigration
perspectives of activists, Minutemen, ranchers, ministers, immigrants, the
Border Patrol, $5, St Luke's Presbyterian Church, 3121 Groveland School
Road, Minnetonka. 952-473-7378.

Saturday, 10/28, 9 am to 3 pm, conference "Beyond Borders: Immigration
Realities" with BorderLinks exec Delle McCormick, Resource Center of the
Americas Mary Turck and Immigrant Law Center of MN John Keller, $15, St
Luke's Presbyterian Church, 3121 Groveland School Road, Minnetonka.

Saturday,10/28, 10 am, "Through a Glass Darkly" author Tom Melville speaks
on "Connecting the Dots: U.S.-sponsored terrorism in Guatemala," Resource
Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

Saturday, 10/28, 1 pm, protest "Stop the U.S. War in Iraq; U.S. Troops Out
Now," State Capitol front steps, St. Paul.

Saturday (10/28), Sunday (10/29) and Tuesday (10/31), (with "rain day" show
on 10/30 if Sat or Sun are rained out), 7 pm, BareBones productions annual
Holloween Extravaganza, Hidden Falls Park, 1/2 mile south of Ford Parkway on
Mississippi River Blvd, St Paul.  [Ed: a highly recommended festival similar
to Heart of the Beasts Mayday fest, except celebrating darkness and death
and winter and remembering, instead of spring and warmth and rebirth.]

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

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 Tuesday, 5 to 6 pm, Penn Ave just north of 394, Bryn Mawr neighborhood
of Mpls.  

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 to 6 pm, Peace vigil at intersection of Bridge and
Fountain Streets, Albert Lea.  sjmoore [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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