Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2007 22:24:43 -0800 (PST)
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Peace Calendar for February 5, 2007

now to 2/8, 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.
now to 2/8, 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.

1/26 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,

2/5 to 2/25, M-F from 9 to 8, Sat 9 to 6, Sun 2 to 6, exhibit "Building a
Culture of Peace" in support of the International Decade for a Culture of
Peace and Nonviolence, St Olaf College Tosrud/Skoglund Center, Northfield.
Reception at 7 pm on Friday, 2/9.  stoutlaj [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, 4:30 pm, intro meeting of Anti-War Organizing League, 302
Coffman Union, U of M East Bank, Mpls.  umnawol [at]

Tuesdays, 2/6 to 3/27, 9 to 5, "Occupation Project," where  constituents
enter offices of Congresspersons or Senators at 9 and stay until 5 (or
closing) to provide a non-disruptive vigil to remind them to stop the Iraq
war funding and bring the troops home.
Coleman's office: Sarah Standefer, scsrn [at] or 612-379-4716.
Klobuchar's office: Marie Braun and Barbara Palmer, braun044 [at] or
612-522-1861.  Ramstad's office: Roxanne Abbas, rabbas [at] or
Kline's office: the Skoogs at 651-454-3850 or family4peace [at]
McCollum's office: Betty McKenzie at macconis [at] or 651-644-1337.
Bachmann's office: Sr Merle Nolde in St Cloud area.
Walz: Joe,Elaine Mayer, eljomayer [at] or 507-289-4154.
Peterson's office: Jim Hubley, jhubley [at] or 507-532-6846.
Oberstar's office: Michelle Obed Naar, obedsinduluth [at] or
Contact 612-522-1861 or the WAMM office for other team leader info.

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, noon to 1, Human Rights First international legal director
Gabor Rona speaks on "Human Rights and National Security," Fredrikson &
Byron, US Bank Plaza, 200 S 6th St, suite 4000, Mpls.  RSVP by noon on 2/6
to jkashaeva [at] or 612-341-3302, ext 127.

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, 7 pm, international acclaimed Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah
does free reading from trilogy Variations on the Theme of an African
Dictatorship, Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave S, Mpls

2/8 to 2/25 (Thur and Sat at 8, Sunday at 7 and 2/25 at 2), Sabes Jewish
Community Center presents a very physical and visual play "The Sad and
Lonesome Story of What's His Name" about a homeless veteran who brings the
war home, Sabes JCC, 4330 S Cedar Lake Rd, Mpls.  Tickets at 952-381-3447.

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, 12:15 to 1:15 pm, Human Rights First legal director Gabor Rona
speaks on "Bending the Rules: Abuse of US Executive Power in the War on
Terror," room 50, Mondale Hall, U of M Law School, 229 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

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

Friday, 2/9, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, vigil to end the occupation of Palestine,
Snelling & Summit Aves, St Paul.  Karen, 651-283-3495.

Friday, 2/9, MN Cuba Committee presents program "Cuba After Fidel? A
Report-Back from the Island," room 330, Anderson Hall, U of M, W Bank, Mpls.
mncuba [at]

2/10 (3 and 7:30 pm) and 2/11 (3 pm), 100-voice Global Harmony Chorus sings
Harmony in the Holy Land, to promote peace, North Como Presbyterian Church,
965 Larpenteur Ave W, Roseville.  651-488-5581.

Saturday, 2/10, 10 am, Hamline U prof emeritus Don Irish speaks on "Nuclear
Power and Other Problems: Out of Sight, Out of Mind," Van Cleve Community
Center, 901 - 15th Ave SE, Mpls.

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

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:  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, 2/11, 3 pm, city-wide meeting of Youth Against War and Racism (primo
anti-recruitment student group) to talk about recent work at St Paul Central
High and Jefferson High, plus planning for March 18th, 3024 Chicago Ave,

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

Tuesday, 2/13, 7 pm, Colombian activist and professor Imelda Daza-Cotes
speaks on "US Terrorism in Colombia: a First-Hand Account," Spirit of the
Lakes Church, 2930 - 13th Ave S, Mpls.

Wednesday, 2/14, 7 pm, show your love for political prisoners and the people
of Colombia with Imelda Daza-Cotes (see above), 3039 - 14th Ave S, Mpls.
RSVP ($15 to 30 requested) to awcmere [at] by 2/11.

2/15 to 3/4, Thur-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 and 7, 6th annual Political Theater
Festival, focusing on Latino immigration issues with "Contents Under
Pressure," "Embassy of the Americas," " Dead Bolivians on a Raft," "Road
Scholar," and "Did You Hear the One About the Mexican Laundress?" Intermedia
Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls.

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

Saturday, 2/17, 6:30 pm, MN Cuba Committee presents free film "Chavez,
Venequela and the New Latin America: An Interview with Hugo Chavez," Mapps
Coffee House, 1810 Riverside Ave, Mpls.  612-624-1512.

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.

Sunday, 2/18, 3 to 5 pm, Amnesty International meeting, Center for Victims
of Torture, 717 E River Rd SE, Mpls.  gabeo [at]

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).

Tuesday, 2/20, 5:45 pm, support St Paul students' anti-recruitment efforts
with the board of education, Admin Bldg, 360 Colborne St, St Paul. or tytymo [at] or 612-760-1980.

Tuesday, 2/20, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Hillel sponsors Israel-born history prof
Arie Zmora and Palentinian Lou Kanavati from Hamline Univ's College for
Reconciliation and Development, speaking on "Peace through Education,"
President's room, Coffman Union, 300 Washington Ave SE, Mpls.
hillel [at] or 612-379-4026.

Tuesday, 2/20, 7 pm, civil disobedience training, May Day Books, 300 Cedar
Ave, Mpls.

Wednesday, 2/21, 7 pm, free film "Thirst" examining whether safe drinking
water should be a common right or a private commodity, Lakes & Plains
Regional Council of Carpenters, 700 Olive St, St Paul.

2/22 to 2/24 (8 pm) and 2/25 (2 pm), play "Amajuba: Like Doves We Rise"
about growing up in apartheid South Africa, Walker Art Center 1750 Hennepin
Ave, Mpls.  $25. 612-375-7635.

Friday, 2/23, 7 pm, Claremont Institute senior fellow Dr Paul Marshall
speaks on "From Exile to Torture: The Global Scope of Religious
Persecution," room 50, Law School, 229 - 19th Ave S, U of M, Mpls.

Friday, 2/23, 7:30 pm, play "My Name is Rachel Corrie," about 23-year-old
who died trying to save a Palestinian home from an Israeli bulldozer, a play
too controversial for the New York Theatre Workshop, now playing at the Twin
Cities Friends Meetinghouse, 1725 Grand Ave, St Paul.  Free will offering. or 651-793-6437.

Friday, 2/23, 7:30 pm, Arab literary journal Mizna has release party for
"The Lebanon Issue" with writing and art about the summer invasion, $5, Open
Book, 1011 Washington Ave S, Mpls.

Saturday, 2/24, 6 to 9 pm, celebrate the sweethearts of the peace movement:
For the Love of the McDonald Sisters and WAMM, St Joan of Arc Hospitality
Room, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.  Suggested $10 to $25 (no one turned away).


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.  nwn4p [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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