Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 22:03:36 -0800 (PST)
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Peace Calendar for January 26, 2007

now to 2/1, 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. (Two weeks ago, one loyal reader
wrote to complain that this film didn't really belong on a peace calendar,
since it glorified violence and even portrayed violence as inevitable.
Since I wrote about that reaction, two other loyal readers have written to
disagree.  Both agree that the film is violent, but both thought that it was
an inditement rather than praise of violence and both recommended it,
although with serious age restrictions.  I haven't seen the film, so I can
only mention the discussion is has provoked.)
now to 2/1, 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.)

1/25 to 1/27, 8 pm, play "Pugilist Specialists" about an assassination team
in the Middle East, showing the military training and outlook, Walker Art
Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave, Mpls. $20. or 612-375-7600.

1/26 to 1/30, new print of film "Army of Shadows," a 1969 epic of French
Resistance during WWII, Oak St Cinema, 309 Oak St SE, Mpls.

1/26 to 2/15, Katherine Nash Gallery presents "Critical Translations," with
themes such as the Iraq war, gaps between rich and poor, Katrina, post-9/11
life, etc, located at the Regis Center for Art, 405 - 21st Ave S, West Bank,

1/26 (7 pm), 1/27 (2 and 7 pm) and 1/18 (2 pm), play "Jesus at Guantanamo,"
asking if the man in the orange jumpsuit is really our Lord or just nuts,
Center for Independent Artists, 4137 Bloomington Ave S, Mpls.  cia [at]
or 612-724-8421.

1/26 (7:30), 1/27 (7:30) and 1/28 (2 pm), Guthrie theater presents staged
reading of play "In Darfur" followed by discussion and photo exhibit, play
$15, 818 S 2nd St, Mpls.

Saturday, 1/27, 11:30 am, special meeting of the Haiti Justice Committee to
discuss recent massacres in Cite Soleil by UN forces and the deteriorating
situation, Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha, Mpls.
biego001 [at]

Saturday, 1/27, 1 to 4 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, 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.

Saturday, 1/27, 1 to 3 pm, St Cloud protest against the Iraq war and its
escalation, highway 15 and Division St, St Cloud.

Saturdays, 1/27 to 3/17, 3 to 5 pm, 8-week Work Peoples College class
"Imagination and Social Liberation" by Industrial Workers of the World,
Central Library, downtown Mpls.  Register at twincities [at] or

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, 9:15 to 10:15 am, Westminster Presbyterian's social justice
team presents "A Success Story from Bhutan: A Justice Orientation in
Government," Meisel Room, Westminster Presbyterian Church 12th St and
Nicollet Ave, Mpls.

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]

1/28 to 2/1, 8:30 am to 10 pm, "Eyes Wide Open Minnesota" exhibit of boots
representing fallen soldiers and marines in Iraq and shoes for fallen
civilians, Christ Church Newman Center, 396 - 1st Ave S, St Cloud. Closing
with Fr. John Dear speaking on nonviolence at 7 pm on Thursday.
320-251-3260, ext 20.

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 Iraq during the
sanctions 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.

Wednesday, 1/31, 6 pm, Cindy Sheehan speaks on "One Person Can Make a
Difference," followed at 7:30 pm by Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai speaking
on "Sustainable Development, Democracy and Peace," Ritsche Auditorium,
Stewart Hall, St Cloud Univ, 720 - 4th Ave S, St Cloud.  (These 2 programs
are preceded by Dr Tamrat Tadame speaking on the use of radialized language
by US military at 1 pm, and the video "Iraq for Sale" at 4 pm.)
nova [at] or

Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 pm, "Topics in (Im)Migration" discussion group,
Macalester College, St.Paul  Contact iali [at] or
trebert [at] to join.

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, 9 am to 3 pm,"Eyes Wide Open Minnesota" exhibit of boots
representing fallen soldiers and sailors in Iraq and shoes for fallen
civilians, Atwood Memorial Center, St Cloud State University, St Cloud.
jluraymond [at]

Friday, 2/2, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, vigil to end the occupation of Palestine,
Snelling & Summit Aves, St Paul.  Karen, 651-283-3495.

Friday, 2/2, 6 pm, film "Mojados - Through the Night," about 4 migrants from
a small Mexican village tho embark on a 120 mile trek across the desert,
Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha, Mpls.

Friday, 2/2, 7 to 9 pm, Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace presents former
federal prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega, talking about "What If There Was a
Fraud Worse than Enron and No One Did Anything About It?," Weyerhaueser
Chapel, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave, St Paul.  info [at]

Saturday, 2/3, 9:30 refreshments, 10 am program, Middle East Peace Now
presents Macalester prof Dr Khaldoun Samman talking on "Healing Injured
Identities and the Negation of Colonialist Discourse," about the perceptions
of "progress" at the root of today's negative environment, Southdale
Hennepin County Library, 7001 York Ave, Edina.  651-696-1642.

Saturday, 2/3, 11:30 am, former federal prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega
speaks on her book "United States vs George W Bush," which would be a
presentation to a federal grand jury for abuses of power, 2615 Park Ave,
Mpls $10 suggested, includes lunch.  RSVP at 612-827-5364.

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, Dept of Peace conference in Washington, D.C. or MaryJaneLaVigne [at]

Sunday, 2/4, 9 am to 7:30 pm, Eyes Wide Open Minnesota exhibit of boots from
MN members of US military killed in Iraq and shoes from civilians, 104
Chapel Lane, St Joseph. 320-363-5221.

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 south side of Loring Park, Mpls.  RSVP to HICEL001 [at]

2/5 and 2/6, Eyes Wide Open Minnesota exhibit of boots from MN members of US
military killed in Iraq and shoes from civilians, St John's Univ,
Collegeville.  320-363-5221.

Monday, 2/5, 7 pm, Oscar Olivera, leader of "water wars" in Cochabamba,
Bolivia, speaks on developments there, Jane Addams School for Democracy,
Humboldt Senior High, 30 E Baker St, St Paul.

Tuesday, 2/6, 7 pm, Oscar Olivera (see above) speaks on "Agua! Globalization
and the Power of the People," Macalester College, Kagin Commons Ballroom,
1600 Grand Ave, St Paul.

2/7 and 2/8, Eyes Wide Open Minnesota exhibit of boots from MN members of US
military killed in Iraq and shoes from civilians, with prayer service
Thursday night, College of St Benedict, 37 S College Ave, St Joseph.

Wednesday, 2/7, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, demonstration in solidarity with Haiti (end
US/UN occupation, free political prisoners, stop the killings),
Lake/Marshall bridge across the Mississippi River, Twin Cities.
biego001 [at]

Wednesday, 2/7, 6 to 8 pm, Sudanese ambassador John Ukec Leuth Ukec, rights
activist Ladu Jada Gubek, Sudan historian Oliver B Albino and MN senator
Terri Bohoff speak on "The Displaced People of Sudan," Minneapolis Central
Library, downtown Mpls.  612-812-2252.

Wednesday, 2/7, 7 pm, Microfinance Alliance kick-off with documentary
"Awakenings" and insights from Susan Cornell Wilkes and Jim Klobuchar,
co-authors of "Miracles of Barefoot Capitalism," Coffman Union Theater, 300
Washington Ave SE, Mpls.

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

Thursday, 2/8, 7 pm, Northwest Neighbors for Peace present USAF and Gulf War
I vet Chante Wolf and soldier discharged as conscientious objector Patrick
Wright, speaking on "What Military Recruiters Don't Tell You," Parish
Community of St Joseph, 8701 - 36th Ave N, New Hope.  swenson2206 [at]
or 612-588-5572.

Thursday, 2/8, 8 to 10 pm, U of M Human Rights Center hosts film "On the
Objection Front" about 6 Israeli reservists who conscientiously refuse to
serve in the Occupied Territories, followed by panel discussion, room 25, U
of M Law School, 229 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.  humanrts [at] or 612-626-0041.

Friday, 2/9, 4 to 7 pm, Patriots for Corporate Rights invites you to a
pro-war and pro-torture rally, Lagoon & Hennepin, Uptown Mpls.  (This is a
tactic by Impeach for Peace, designed to show the ridiculousness of
supporting war and torture.) or

Saturday, 2/10 (and usually each 1st Saturday), 10 to 11:30 am, Homeless
Veterans for Peace meeting, Peacehouse, 510 E Franklin Ave, Mpls.  Bob
Heberle at 612-789-9020

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

Friday, 2/16, 5:30 to 11:30 pm, Nonviolent Peaceforce annual carnival
dinner, dance and auction, St Joan of Arc Gym, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.
MelDuncan [at]

2/16 (evening) to 2/18 (afternoon), Alternatives to Violence Program with
games, discussions and role plays to build conflict management skills,
Walker Church, 3104 - 16th Ave S, Mpls.  Register with aaron [at] or
651-644-5851 10 days in advance.

2/16 to 2/21, 7 and 9 pm, unembedded filmmaker James Longley's  stylistic
and humanistic documentary "Iraq in Fragments," Bell Auditorium, 10 Church
St SE, Mpls. or

Sunday, 2/18, 3 to 6 pm, Friends for a Nonviolent World annual meeting "To
Make Nonviolence Come Alive," Mpls Friends Meedinghouse, 44th and York Ave,
Mpls.  list [at] or 651-917-0383.

Monday, 2/19, 6:30 pm, free movie "The Ground Truth," showing the Iraq war
as merely a prelude to the more challenging battles upon the return home,
Joan of Arc Church Hospitality Hall, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Tuesday, 2/20 5:30 pm, Nonviolent Peaceforce 2nd annual carnival dinner &
dance, The Cedars Hall, 602 Univ Ave NE, Mpls.  $45 (RSVP required by 2/1).


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, Minnetonka weekly peace demonstration, at Hwy 7
and 101.  Park in Target Greatland lot; meet near entrance fountain.
carydberg [at]

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]

Every Saturday, 1 to 2 pm, Mounds View peace vigil, SE corner of Hwy 10 and
University Ave NE in Blaine.  major18 [at] or 763-717-9168.

(More vigils are listed at  ) 

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