Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 10:10:16 -0800 (PST)
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Peace Calendar for February 26, 2007

D.C. PROTEST ALERT: Local folks participating in 3/17 events in D.C. should
contact suzan_ireland [at] hotmail (includes Thursday a.m. departure and
participation in Christian Peace Witness on Friday) or
bus [at] for the Friday a.m. departure.  Please make 
ASAP for this 4th anniversary of the war.

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.

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. or 612-871-4444.

2/23 to 2/28, 7 & 9 pm, unembedded filmmaker James Longley's stylistic and
humanistic documentary "Iraq in Fragments," Bell Auditorium, 10 Church St
SE, Mpls. (Ed: My review is at

2/23 to 3/1, film "The Lives of Others" about East Berlin spy who begins to
question his own life after seeing the freethinking couple he is spying on,
Uptown Theater, Hennepin & Lagoon, Mpls.

2/23 to 3/1, film "Amazing Grace" about 18th Century Brit MP William
Wilberforce and his uphill fight against the slave trade, Lagoon Theater,
1320 Lagoon Ave, Uptown Mpls.

Monday, 2/26, 6:30 pm, rally to get the Duluth City Council to pass an
anti-war resolution.  Council meeting starts at 7 pm.  rally will take place
at 6:30 on front steps of City Hall.  Contact Adam Ritscher at
mnsocialist [at]

Monday, 2/26, 7 pm, Jesus Chucho Garcia speaks on "Venezuela, Has the
Socialist Revolution Begun?: Views of Afro-Venezuelans and Students and
Youth," Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St, Mpls.  612-623-3452.

Tuesday, 2/27, 6:45 pm, MN911 group presents free film "9/11 Mysteries:
Demolitions," Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave, St Paul.

Tuesday, 2/27, 5:45 pm, free soul-food dinner and film "Brother Outsider:
The Life of Bayard Rustin" about gay civil rights Gandhian activist, forced
to hide part of his identity in order to fight for freedom for another part,
East Side Neighborhood, 1700 - 2nd St NE, main dining room, Mpls.

Wednesday, 2/28, 1:15 to 3:15 pm, free snacks and film "Brother Outsider"
(see above), East Side Neighborhood, room B19, 1700 - 2nd St NE, Mpls.

Month of March, antiwar photographer Chante Wolf"s show "Chronicles of Our
American Conscience: Faces of Commitment," Coffee News Cafe, 1662 Grand Ave,
St. Paul.  651-698-3324.

Thursday, 3/1, noon, NPR producer Davar Ardalan presents "Beloved Homelands:
Iran and America" at Westminster Town Hall, Westminster Presbyterian, 1200
Nicollet Mall, Mpls.

Thursdays, 3/1, 3/8 and 3/15, 5 to 8:30 pm, 3-part series "The Holocaust and
the Heartland," with day 1 focusing on eugenics in America and anti-semitism
in the Midwest, day 2 focusing on pen pals and Quaker response, day 3 on
Midwestern Jews as POWs and conclusions, $50 for one session, $115 for all
three, re-licensure clock hours, Landmark Center, 75 W 5th St, suite 211, St
Paul. or

Thursday, 3/1, 7 pm, bioethicist and U of M Med School prof Steven Miles and
Law School prof Oren Gross speak on "Torture, War and Medical Ethics,"
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Institute, 301 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

Thursday, 3/1, 7 pm, Peace in the Precincts Sharon Sudman talks about the
Peace Roots Project and Marie Braun talks on the Occupation Project at the
Valley Peacemakers meeting, 214 N 3rd St, Stillwater.
earthmannow [at]

3/2 to 3/18, Thur-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm, Frank Theater presents "The
Exonerated," the true story of 6 people who spent 2 to 22 years on death row
before being proven innocent, $19-21, Mixed Blood Theater, 1501 S 4th St,
Mpls.  612-338-6131.

3/2 to 3/25, various times, Heart of the Beast Theater presents performance
installations/video/advocacy "lab" "Invigorate the Common Well," exploring
whether water is a common right or a proprietary privilege, 1500 E Lake St,
Mpls. or 612-721-2535.

Friday, 3/2, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, vigil to end the occupation of Palestine,
Snelling & Summit Aves, St Paul.  Karen, 651-283-3495.

Saturday, 3/3, 8 to 3, free International Women's Day Celebration "Crossing
Borders, Crossing Cultures" with UN Population Fund's Maria Jose Alcala, U
of M Coffman Union, 300 Eashington Ave SE. Mpls.

Saturday, 3/3, 10 to 11:30 am, Sergio Sanchez speaks on "Venezuela after the
Elections: Relations with the United States," Resource Center of the
Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

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

NEW VIGIL: Every Sunday, 1 to 2 pm, St Croix Valley Peacemakers sponsors
peace vigil at the Stillwater bridge, Stillwater. or 651-275-0247.

Saturday, 3/3, 5 pm potluck, 6 pm program, sendoff for Northland College
junior Melissa Helman as she heads off to prison for "crossing the line" at
the School of the Americas last November, featuring human rights activist
Mayra Gimez, former prisoner of conscience Brooks Anderson and musician
Rachael Kilgour, Peace United Church of Christ fellowship hall, 1111 N 11th
Ave, Duluth.  anathoth [at]

Sunday, 3/4, Northwest Neighbors for Peace presents 2 free films,
"Inconvenient Truth" at 12:30 pm and "The Ground Truth" at 2:30 pm,
Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr, Minnetonka.  carydberg [at] 
Monday, 3/5, 8 to 9 am, St Paul Councilmember Debbie Montgomery hosts a
public forum on the Republican National Convention in 2008, City Hall -
Conference Room 42, 15 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul.

Monday, 3/5, 7 pm, Johns Hopkins govt prof (plus former National Defense U
prof and CIA Directorate of Intelligence vet) Mel Goodman speaks on "CIA's
Abuse of Intelligence Ethics," main auditorium of O'Shaughnessy Education
Center, Cleveland & Summit, U of St Thomas, St Paul.  651-962-5907.

Tuesday, 3/6, 7 pm, 1978 film "Alexandria Why," winner of Berlin Fest and
widely banned in Arab world at the time, Red Room at the Loring Pasta Bar,
327 - 14th Ave SE, Mpls.  $10 suggested donation for upcoming Arab Film

Thursday, 3/8, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, Nobel Peace Prize Festival, designed for
K-12 students and honoring Dr Mohamed ElBaradei, Si Melby Auditorium
Augsburg College, Mpls.

Thursday, 3/8, 11:30 registration, noon luncheon, former Norwegian prime
minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, speaks on "The Role of Faith in Conflict
Resolution," Windows on Minnesota, 50th Floor, IDS Tower, 80 S 8th St, Mpls.
$45, register at

Thursday, 3/8, 4 pm, UW-Madison poli sci prof Scott Strauss speaks on
"Rwanda and Darfur: A Comparative Analysis," Nolte Library, room 125, Nolte
Center, 315 Pillsbury Dr SE, Mpls.  Co-sponsored by Center for Holocaust and
Genocide Studies and the Institute for Advanced Study.

Thursday, 3/8, 6:30 pm, report on downtown Mpls senior clergy visit to the
hold lands in January, Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 3355 - 4th St
N, Mpls.(near *-94 and Lowry Ave.)

Thursday, 3/8, 7 pm, local Iraqi-American, Najaf resident, and Muslim
Peacemaker Sami Rasouli returns to MN to speak on "Iraq Today: A Firsthand
Account of War and Occupation," St Joan of Arc Church, 4537 - 3rd Ave S,
Mpls.  (NOTE: Sami will be in town until 5/17, so if
you want to schedule him to speak at your group, contact Marie Braun at
braun044 [at]

3/8 to 3/18, Wed-Sat at 8, Sun at 7, play "Throat" about Marine having
adjusting problems after Iraq, $22 to 25, Southern Theater, 1420 Washington
Ave S, Mpls.  dana [at] or 612-340-0155, ext 15.

Thursday, 3/8, 11:30 registration, noon to 1:30 luncheon and program, Oslo
Center for Peace and Human Rights founder Kjell Magne Bondevik speaks on
role of faith in conflict resolution, $45, Windows on MN, 50th floor, IDS
Tower, 80 S 8th St, Mpls.

Thursday, 3/8, 7 pm, NW Neighbors for Peace presents James McKenzie talking
about the Center for the Victims of Torture, its services and clients and
why it is in MN, at the Parish Community of St Joseph, 8701 - 36th Ave N
(corner of Boone), New Hope.  763-545-3396.

Friday, 3/9, 1980 Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Perez speaks on human
rights. (NOTE: To be rescheduled due to health condition.)

3/9 to 3/15, 7:15 pm, film "Story of Pao" about Hmong girl in northern
Vietnam and quest to find her biological mother, Oak St Cinema, 309 Oak St
Se, Mpls.

3/9 to 3/24, 7:30 pm with some matinees, Mixed Blood Theater adapts "The
Pajama Game" as a bilingual tale of labor/management and cultural conflict,
Sabtahani Theater, 310 E 38th St, Mpls.

Saturday, 3/10, 9:30 coffee, 10 am presentation, Middle East Peace Now
presents film "Reel Bad Arabs" showing film clips vilifying Arabs since
cinema's earliest days, Southdale Library 2nd floor, 7001 York Ave S, Edina.

Saturday, 3/10, 10 am, children's book award judge Jo Montie speaks on
"Children's Books for Peace and Justice," Van Cleve Community Center, 901-
15th Ave S, Mpls.

Saturday, 3/10, 10:45 am, free film "9/11 Press for Truth," Riverview
Theater, 380 - 42nd Ave S, 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: 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]

Saturday, 3/10, 6:30 pm, MN Cuba Committee presents free film "Mountain of
Light" about Cuban doctors working in Honduras, Haiti, Guatemala, Mali,
Burkina Faso and Botswana, Mapps Coffee House, 1810 Riverside Ave, Mpls.

Sunday, 3/11, 12:15 registration, 1 pm program, Congressman Dennis Kucinich
speaks on the Iraq war in DFL CD 6 fundraiser ($35), Carpenters Hall, 700
Olive St, St Paul.  nancy236 [at] or 763-441-5959.

Sunday, 3/11, 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, 3/11, 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, 3/12 (and each month's 2nd Monday), 7:30 pm (note new time)
(socialize and new member orientation at 6:30), Network of Spiritual
Progressives meeting, Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet, Mpls.
brucelissem [at] or

Monday, 3/12, 6:30 pm, peace education consultant Roy Wolff speaks on "The
Bible and the Nonviolent Way of Jesus" at  Every Church a Peace Church
potluck supper, Macalester/Plymouth United Church, 1685 Lincoln Ave, St
Paul.  ecapctc [at]

Monday, 3/12, 7 to 8 pm, St Paul Mayor Chris Coleman hosts a public forum on
the 2008 Republican National Convention, Battle Creek Recreation Center, 75
S Winthrop St, St Paul.

Thursday, 3/15, probable bus leaving for D.C. to participate in Christian
Peace Witness for Iraq event on 3/16.  Bus returns Sunday afternoon.  Cost
around $150.  General info at www.christianpeacewitness.  Local reservations
ASAP at suzan_ireland [at]

Friday, 3/16, 7 am, check-in for the bus to march on the Pentagon in
Washington.  Cost is $175 to "Anti-War Committee."  Schedule: leave early
Friday, march all day Saturday, leave Saturday afternoon after the march,
arrive around dinnertime Sunday the 18th.  Buy your own fast-food on the way
or bring your own food.  Questions and reservations: or 612-379-3899.   (In addition, there may be
transportation from the Twin Cities for the Every Church a Peace Church
action on 3/16.  Contact Rod Olsen rolsen6376 [at] for updates.)

Friday, 3/16, 6 pm, vigil on interstate bridge between Taylors Falls and St
Croix Falls, with luminaries in-between representing service members lost
from each state, Taylors Falls.  715-472-2728.

Friday, 3/16, 6:30 pm, excellent 50-min Spanish documentary on depleted
uranium, to coincide with local Alliant actions, O'shaughnassey Education
Building, Cleveland & Summit, St Thomas U, St Paul.

Saturday, 3/17, 10 to 11:30 am, human rights accompanier Ellen More speaks
on "Genocide in Guatemala," Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha
Ave, Mpls.

Sunday, 3/18, 1 pm gather, 1:30 march to Loring Park, global day of protest
to mark the 4th anniversary of the war in Iraq: "US Out of Iraq NOW,"
Hennepin & Lagoon Aves, Uptown Mpls.    For the march
on the Pentagon, go to

Monday, 3/19, noon to 4:30 pm (opening ceremony at noon with Becky Lourey,
reading of names at 12;30, closing ceremony at 4 with Jack
Nelson-Pallmeyer), Eyes Wide Open Minnesota exhibit, presenting the human
cost of war with a pair of boots for each MN soldier killed in Iraq and
shoes for Iraqi casualties, Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda, St Paul.

Monday, 3/19, 6:30 pm, free film "Outlawed: Extraordinary Rendition, Torture
and Disappearance in the War on Terror," St Joan of Arc Hospitality Hall,
4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.  612-827-5364 or

Tuesday, 3/20, Anti-War Organizing League sponsors demo and march "US Out of
Iraq Now!." U of M location TBA.


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

Every Sunday, 1 to 2 pm, St Croix Valley Peacemakers sponsors peace vigil at
the Stillwater bridge, Stillwater. or
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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