Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 22:24:37 -0800 (PST)
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Peace Calendar for January 14, 2007

now to 1/18, 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. (A loyal reader wrote to
complain that she saw this film on my recommendation here, yet the film not
only glorified violence but portrayed violence as inevitable.  Following her
reaction, I am officially un-recommending this film and warning readers that
I have not seen most of the films I list, nor do I necessarily agree with
the organizers' viewpoints for any of the events listed here.  Peace may be
achieved by some path I would not personally take, so I advertise an
intentionally wide variety of events.)
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.  (If this film is also another
glorification of violence, will someone please email me.)

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  (This MLK event is listed for King's World House
emphasis on peace.  Many other fine MLK events and other talks are listed at

Monday, 1/15, 1 pm, potluck and movie "Steal this Movie" about Yippie
founder Abbie Hoffman, U-Tech Building, Rm 102A, 1313 - 5th St SE, Dinkytown

Mondays, 1/15 to 4/30, 6 to 7:30 pm, beginning Arabic classes, $250, Mizna,
2205 California St NE #109A, Mpls.

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, 7 to 9 pm, Phil Steger presents Intensive Iraq Training,
Friends for a Nonviolent World, 1050 Selby Ave, St Paul.  phil [at] or
651-917-0383.  (Ed Note: I guarantee you will learn more than 100 hours of
NPR or PBS.)

Tuesday, 1/16, 7 to 9 pm, Phil Steger presents repetition of Iraq Training
(see above).

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.

Thursday, 1/18, 7 to 9 pm, Phil Steger presents repetition of Iraq Training
(see 1/15 above).

Thursday, 1/18, 7 pm, Fresh Energy science policy director J Drake Hamilton
presents talk "Recent Global Action on Global Warming," Hennepin Ave United
Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave, Mpls.  schwa004 [at]

1/18 (7 pm) and 1/19 (9 am to 7 pm), Saltillo Mexico bishop Raul Vera and
L.A. cardinal Roger Mahony talk about immigration issues on "Building
Bridges," $25 includes lunch, O'Shaughnessy Education Center, Univ of St
Thomas, St Paul.

Friday, 1/19, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, vigil to end the occupation of Palestine,
Snelling & Summit Aves, St Paul.  Karen, 651-283-3495.

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 (starts 6 pm) and 1/20 (8 am registration), Jack Rasmus keynotes Friday
and Lynn Hinkle opens Saturday at Labor and Sustainability Conference, free,
UAW Hall, 3191 Ford Parkway, St Paul. or

Saturday, 1/20, 9:30 refreshments, 10 am presentation and discussion, Middle
East Peace Now presents video of Columbia University prof Rashid Khalidi
talking about his new book "The Iron Cage" about Palestinian society under
British Mandate and since 1948, Southdale Hennepin County Library, 7001 York
Ave S, Edina.  651-696-1642.

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, 3 to 5 pm, recently returned from Burma, Glen Hill will share
thoughts on development projects and human rights at Amnesty International
monthly meeting, Center for Victims of Torture, 717 E River Rd, SE,. Mpls.
gabeo [at]

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

Tuesday, 1/23, 9 am, protest against the Worthington raids and Maria
Inamagua's death, and demanding human rights standards for all 60 ICE
detainees in Ramsey Cty Jail, Ramsey County Courthouse, 3rd flood, 15 W
Kellogg Ave, St Paul.

Tuesday, 1/23, 6:30 dinner ($6.99), 7 pm forum (free), Plymouth Progressives
sponsor Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer speaking on "Renewable Energy: A way to End
Current and Prevent Future Wars Focused on Oil and Gas," Angeno's, 3355
Plymouth Blvd off Highway 55, Plymouth.

Thursday, 1/25, 7 pm, Northwest Neighbors for Peace presents free film "The
Ground Truth," with true stories of vets from Iraq war, Brookdale Library,
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center.  763-5368.

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 pm, with social hour and Indian dinner from Santwana
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).  You can check on a local van with
Doug Drewes at 952-435-1923 or from Wisconsin at

Saturday, 1/27, 1 pm, massive presence of antiwar signs and banners,
Franklin Ave & 26th Ave S, followed by 2 pm, Speak Out against the war,
Bethany Lutheran Church, 2511 E Franklin Ave, Mpls.  Iraq Peace action
Coalition sponsors.

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 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, 1/28, 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, 11:30 am, UN Envoy for Sudan Tom Vraalsen gives free program
"Sudan at the Crossroads: 2 years After Signing the Peace Agreement," with
light lunch following, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Institute, 309 - 19th Ave
S, Mpls.

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.

Tuesday nights, starting 1/30, 6 to 8 pm, free class by Ray Tricomo "The
Great Law of Peace - Past, Present and Future," including role of indigenous
people creating a new nation, Macalester College, St Paul.  Call Ray
directly at 651-714-0288.

Wednesday nights, starting 1/31, 6 to 8 pm,, free class by Ray Tricomo
"Black Folk: Culture Defeats Holocaust," liberating black people and the
rest of us, Macalester College, St Paul.  Call Ray directly at 651-714-0288.

Wednesday, 1/31, 8 to 9:30 am, US State Dept Counterterrorism coordinator
Henry Crumpton speaks on "A New Era of Conflict," Cowles Auditorium,
Humphrey Institute, 301 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

Thursday, 2/1, 11:30 am registration, noon to 1:30 luncheon and program, MN
International Center presents Mexican ambassador-at-large Andres Rozental,
speaking on future of US/Mexico relations, Windows on MN, 50th floor, IDS
Tower, 30 S 8th St, Mpls.  $45.
Friday, 2/2, 7 to 9 pm, Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace presents former
federal prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega, talking about her book "United
States v. George W Bush et al," Weyerhaueser Chapel, Macalester College,
1600 Grand Ave, St Paul.  info [at]

Saturday, 2/3 (and each 1st Saturday), 10 to 11:30 am, Homeless Veterans for
Peace meeting, Peacehouse, 510 E Franklin Ave, Mpls.  Bob Heberle at

Saturday, 2/3, 2:30 pm, Elizabeth de la Vega, author of "US v. Bush" speaks
at mnpACT event, Open Circle Church, 2400 Highland Dr, Burnsville.
nnuyw533o358 [at]

2/3 to 2/5/2007, Dept of Peace conference in Washington, D.C. or MaryJaneLaVigne [at]

Sunday, 2/4, 3 to 5 pm, Citizens for Global Solutions Lisa Ledwidge, Wisc
Physicians for Social Responsibility Alfred Meyer and WILPF Leslie Reindl
lead a "Nuclear Non-Proliferation Strategy Session, back room of Dunn Bros
Coffee, Oak St on sough side of Loring Park, Mpls.  RSVP to HICEL001 [at]

Thursday, 2/8, 5:30 pm, St Paul/Mpls Committee on Foreign Relations program
secretary Tom Hanson presents "US Foreign Policy: The Outlook for 2007,"
$15, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Institute, 301 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.
Pre-registration requested

Sunday, 2/11, 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]

Sunday, 2/11, 6:30 to 7:15 pm, Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet present
11th day prayer for peace, Presentation Chapel, 1880 Randolph Ave, St Paul. or 651-690-7079.

Monday, 2/12 (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

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

(More vigils are listed at  ) 

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