Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 21:37:03 -0800 (PST)
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Peace Calendar for January 4, 2007

now to 1/11, film "Babel" about random gun accident in Morocco which causes
havoc with a US couple, a deaf Japanese teen and a Mexican nanny with two US
children, none of whom can communicate with each other, Lagoon Theater, 1320
Lagoon Ave, Mpls.
Friday, 1/5, noon, Hamline religion prof Mark Berkson speaks on "Militants,
Islamists and Progressives: the Role of Islam in Global Conflicts Today,"
$10 includes lunch, Sorin Hall, Dining Rooms A&B, Hamline Univ, St Paul.
RSVP cprice01 [at] or 651-523-2015.

Friday, 1/5, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, vigil to end the occupation of Palestine,
Snelling & Summit Aves, St Paul.  Karen, 651-283-3495.

Saturday, 1/6 (and each 1st Saturday), 10 to 11:30 am, Homeless Veterans for
Peace meeting, Peacehouse, 510 E Franklin Ave, Mpls.  Bob Heberle at

Mondays, 1/8 to 4/23, 6 to 7:30 pm, beginning Arabic classes, $250, Mizna,
2205 California St NE #109A, Mpls.

Monday, 1/8, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Every Church a Peace Church potluck and
program "The Right to Refuse to Kill," Hennepin Avenue United Methodist
Church, 511 Groveland Ave, Mpls.  rolsen6376 [at]

Monday, 1/8, 7 pm, meeting of MN Labor Against the War, Merriam Park Library
basement, 1831 Marshall Ave (at Fairview), St Paul.
coreymattson [at] or 612-298-0920.

Monday, 1/8 (and each month's 2nd Monday), 7 pm (socialize 6:30), Network of
Spiritual Progressives meeting, Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900
Nicollet, Mpls.  brucelissem [at] or

Monday, 1/8, 7 to 9 pm, Phil Steger presents Intensive Iraq Training,
Friends for a Nonviolent World, 1050 Selby Ave, St Paul.  info [at]  
Note: I guarantee you will learn more than 100 hours of NPR or PBS.)

Tuesday, 1/9, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Conversational Salon hosts documentary "Deir
Remembered" about massacre in Palestinian village in April 1948, Mad
Hatter's Tea House, 943 W 7th, St Paul. or

Tuesday, 1/9, 7 to 9 pm, Phil Steger presents Intensive Iraq Training.  (see

Wednesday, 1/10, 7 pm, film "Road to Guantanamo," Jack Pine Center, 2915 E
Lake, Mpls.  612-729-2837.

Thursday, 1/11, 4 pm, vigil and march to shut down Guantanamo, 3rd Ave & 5th
St, Downtown Mpls.  All are invited to wear an orange jump suit and black
hood, Background at and details with Roger
Cuthbertson, rojo [at]

Thursday, 1/11, 7 to 9 pm, Phil Steger presents Intensive Iraq Training.
(see above)

Thursday, 1/11, 7 pm, peace prof and activist Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer speaks
to Northwest Neighbors for Peace on "Where Peace and Environment Meet:
Action Priorities for a Planet in Crisis," Parish Community of St Joseph,
8701 - 36th Ave N, New Hope.  carydberg [at]

1/12 to 1/18, film "Letters from Iwo Jima' is companion to "Flags of Our
Fathers," told from the Japanese perspective, Uptown Cinema, Hennepin &
Lagoon, Uptown Mpls.  612-825-6006.

1/12 (evening) to 1/14 (afternoon), Alternatives to Violence Program with
games, discussions and role plays to build conflict management skills,
Friends for a Nonviolent World, 1050 Selby Ave, St Paul.  Register with
aaron [at] or 651-644-5851 10 days in advance.

Saturday, 1/13, 10 to noon, Women's Intl League of Peace and Freedom present
Fresh Energy science policy director J Drake Hamilton on "The Effects of
Global Warming on Minnesota's Water," Van Cleve Community Center, 901 - 15th
Ave SE, Mpls.  wilpf [at]

Saturday, 1/13, 10:30 to 6:30, free Environmental Justice Advocates 4th
annual founders' day "Bringing it home...Local and Global Solutions" with
Congressman Keith Ellison, "The Color of Wealth" author Rose Brewer,
Indigenous Environmental Network director Tom Goldtooth and many breakout
sessions, Mpls Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave N , Mpls.  FFI Karen Monahan
at KMONAHAN [at] or 612-436-5402.

Saturdays, 1/13 to 4/28, Arabic for Teens, $250, Mizna, 2205 California St
NE #109A, Mpls.

Saturday, 1/13, 10 to 11:30 am, human rights translator David Pegg speaks on
"US Complicity in Colombia's Violence," Resource Center of the Americas,
3019 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

Alternate Saturdays, 1/13 to 6/9, 2 to 4 pm, interfaith dialogue
organization Northern Lights Society presents series Understanding Islam,
2469 University Ave, Suite 110 E. St Paul.  bilgin [at]  Series
includes topics  the Qur'an on 1/12, virtues of prayer on 1/27, Mary on
2/10, Jesus on 2/24, Islam and Democracy on 3/10, necessity of interfaith
dialogue on 3/24, farewell sermon of prophet Muhammad on 4/14, terror and
suicide attacks on 4/28, other faiths according to Islam on 5/12, diversity
in Islam on 5/26 and Islamic art on 9/9.  RSVP to rsvp [at]

Sunday, 1/14, 9:45 am, adult education class presents FNVW director Phil
Steger on "A Nonviolent National Security for the United States," Twin
Cities Friends Meeting, 1725 Grand Ave, St Paul.

Sunday, 1/14, 6 pm (and the 2nd Sunday of each month), Veterans for Peace
chapter 24 meeting, St Stephens School basement, 2130 Clinton Ave S, Mpls.
waynewittman [at]

Monday, 1/15, 6:30 pm, film "Aristide and the Endless Revolution," St Joan
of Arc Church Upper Room, Parish Center, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Monday, 1/15, 1 pm, former chair of US Commission on Civil Rights Dr Mary
Francis Berry speaks at Martin Luther King celebration, with theme "World
House," Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College, Mpls.  kloker [at] or

Wednesday, 1/17, 7 pm, Jesus Hurtado and Jerry Rau describe their 19-day
1989 hunger fast against the violence in El Salvador and apply the lessons
toward today's peace efforts, St Joan of Arc Church, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Thursday, 1/18, 3:35 to 5:45 pm, panel "Integrating MN: Exploring the
Acclimation Process of Recent Immigrants" with Omar Jamal (Somali Justice
Advocacy Center), Sumbal Mahmud (Islamic Center of MN) and May Xiong
(Neighborhood House), Kay Fredericks Room, Klas Center, Hamline Univ, 1539
Hewitt Ave, St Paul.

Friday, 1/19, 7 to 9 pm, wine & cheese fundraiser to send an Anti-War
Organizing League van to DC for the 1/27 protests, May Day Books, 301 Cedar
Ave, Mpls.

1/19 and 1/20, Jack Rasmus keynotes Friday and Lynn Hinkle opens Saturday at
Labor and Sustainability Conference, free, UAW Hall, 3191 Ford Parkway, St
Paul.  uaw879 [at] or 651-699-4246.

Saturday, 1/20, 10 to 11:30 am, Red Wing physician Dr David Harris speaks on
"Hurricane Katrina Was Not a Natural Disaster" from several trips to the
Gulf Coast, Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

Sunday, 1/21, 9:45 am, adult education class presents Steve Clemens on "Why
I Chose Prison" on his incarceration at Duluth Minimum Security following
"crossing the line" at the School of the Americas,  Twin Cities Friends
Meeting, 1725 Grand Ave, St Paul.

Sunday, 1/21, 4 pm, free concert Music for Martin (Luther King) including
Sounds of Blackness and 4Given, Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 - 4th St S, W
Bank Mpls. or 612-624-0594.

Monday, 1/22, 7 pm, Radio France journalist Pierre-Eduard Deldique speaks on
Should We Abolish the UN?, Wilkins Room, Humphrey Institute, 301 - 19th Ave
S, Mpls.  Free, but advance registration required by 1/19 at 612-332-0436.

Friday, 1/26, 7 pm, film "Granito de Arena" (Grain of Sand) about the
grassroots, nonviolent resistance of thousands of Mexican teachers against
dismantling of public education, Resource Center of the Americas, 3019
Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

Saturday, 1/27, 1 to 5:40 pm, with social hour and dinner to follow, Peace
in the Precincts hosts the presentation of the strategic plan to make peace
the candidate in 07-08, First Congregational Church of MN, 500 - 8th Ave SE,
Mpls.  RSVP at info [at]

Saturday, 1/27, march on Washington DC to end the war (strategy & skills
training on Sunday, lobby day on Monday).

Sunday, 1/28, 3 to 6 pm, festival of music and a feast of Central Asian food
to support Fifty Lanterns International, a partnership with Habitat for
Humanity in Masar e Sharif(Afghanistan), providing solar lanterns for
homes/school/clinic, $10 ($5 students), Weyerhaeuser Chapel, Macalester
College, Grand at Macalester St, St Paul. or
marita.bujold [at]

Monday, 1/29, 7:30 pm, Regents prof Kathryn Sikkink speaks on "Globalizing
Justice: Do Human Rights Trials Really Work?," room 140, Nolte Center for
Continuing Education, 315 Pillsbury Dr SE, Mpls.  612-626-5054.

Monday, 1/29, 7:30 pm, Madeleine Albright speaks on "Telling It Like It Is,"
Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Mpls.  (Just in
case you would like to tell Ms Albright like it is; she, of course, is
famous for saying that the huge death toll of children in the Balkans was
"worth it.")

Tuesday,1/30, Cindy Sheehan presents "One Person Can Make a Difference,"
6:30 social hour, 7:30 presentation, St Joan of Arc Church, 4537 - 3rd Ave
S, Mpls.  $10.

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, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, Penn Ave just north of 394, Bryn Mawr
neighborhood of Mpls.  bnlberry [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, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Vigil in front of Lockheed Martin, NW
corner of Pilot Knob Road and Yankee Doodle Road in Eagan.  FFI:
family4peace [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]

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

Every Saturday, 11 to noon, NW Neighbors for Peace hosts antiwar vigil,
along Vinewood, near Rockford Rd (AKA 42nd Ave or Cty Rd 9), just east of
494, Plymouth.  carydberg [at]

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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