Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2007 20:21:16 -0800 (PST)
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Peace Calendar for March 4, 2007

D.C. PROTEST ALERT: Local folks participating in the 3/16 Christian Peace
Witness events in D.C. should contact Rod Olsen at 651-228-7224 (includes
Thursday a.m. departure and participation in Christian Peace Witness on
Friday).  Those interested in a bus to the Saturday rally (about 20 seats
left at this writing) should contact bus [at] for the 
a.m. departure.  Please make contact ASAP for this 4th anniversary of the

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.

2/23 to 3/8, 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 3/8, 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.

3/1 to 3/8, Academy Award winning film "The Last King of Scotland" about
Uganda's Idi Amin, Edina Cinema, 3911 W 50th St, Edina.

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.

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.

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.  (Come see how big your
"free speech zones" will be.)

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.

Monday, 3/5, 7 pm, Sergio Sanchez speaks on "Is Venezuela Next?" at Blegen
Hall, room 140, 269 - 19th Ave S, U of M West Bank, Mpls.  Patrick at

Tuesday, 3/6, noon, Garrison Keillor talks with author Joe Conason about his
book "It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush," Virginia
St Swedenborgian Church, Virginia & Selby. St Paul.  Free tickets required:
reserve at 651-225-8989 and pick up at Commongood Books, Selby at Western.

Tuesday, 3/6, 12:30 pm, Sergio Sanchez gives special presentation "Venezuela
and Bottom-Up Social Change" including what the "Bolivarian Revolution"
means for US policy, Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave,

Tuesday, 3/6, 7 pm, St Paul precinct caucuses.  To locate yours, go to  To download impeachment
resolutions, for Dems go to For
Repugs, go to  For Greens,   To download Department of Peace resolutions,
go to

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 to benefit upcoming Arab
Film Festival.

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, 10 to 1:15, just returned from Iraq, Najaf resident (and
former Mpls restauranteur) Sami Rasouli speaks at Augsburg College.  Write
Marie Braun braun044 [at] for details.

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, 5 to 8 pm, free Women's Day film series including "Educating
Lucia" about girls' struggle for education in Zimbabwe and Africa, "Till
Death Do Us Part" about widows struggle for property rights in Nigeria,
"Credit Where Credit is Due" about microfinance, and "In the Name of Honour"
about Kurdish women's rights in northern Iraq.  Humphrey Forum of the
Humphrey Center, U of M, 301 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

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 I-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]

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 3/11, Alternatives to Violence Project advanced training, Friends for
a Non-Violent World, 1050 Selby Ave, St Paul.  aaron [at]

Friday, 3/9, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, vigil to end the occupation of Palestine,
Snelling & Summit Aves, St Paul.  Karen, 651-283-3495.

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, 3 pm, Youth Against War and Racism planning meeting for the
3/18 demonstration, 3024 Chicago Ave, #1, Mpls

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.

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

Sunday, 3/11, 2 to 5 pm, sign-making, send-off for those riding the bus to
the march on the Pentagon (on 3/17), Mayday Books, 301 Cedar Ave S, Mpls.

Sunday, 3/11, 2 to 4 pm, MN Interfaith Darfur Coalition hosts town hall
forum on Darfur with Reps. Keith Ellison, Tim Walz and Sen Amy Klobuchar,
Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave, Mpls.

Sunday, 3/11, 3:30 coffee, 4 pm presentation and discussion, Univ St Thomas
peace prof Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer speaks about the economic and environmental
concerns of war and peace, J.M. Paine Memorial Presbyterian Church, 506
Chestnut (Hwy 210) just east of Wells Fargo, Carlton, MN.
lhilty [at]

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),  Sami Rasouli, former Mpls
resident and recently returned from Najif, speaks at the 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] or Rodney Olsen at 651-228-7224.

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.  (Come see how big your "free speech zones" will

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

Friday, 3/16, just returned from Iraq, Najaf resident (and former Mpls
restauranteur) Sami Rasouli interviews on MTN in the morning, speaks at
local high school in the afternoon, does vigil from 4:30 to 5:30 and does
potluck and dinner in the evening.  Contact David Harris for details:
tuvecino [at] or 651-388-5863.

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.  (About 20 seats left at this

Friday, 3/16, 6 to 7 pm, Christian Peace Witness for Iraq hosts "Prayers for
Peace" marking 4 years of war in Iraq, with bell choir of Community of Peace
Academy, First Congregational Church of MN, UCC, 500 - 8th Ave SE, Mpls.

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 "Poison Bullets"
on depleted uranium (with footage of local Alliant actions), O'shaughnassey
Education Building, Cleveland & Summit, St Thomas U, St Paul.  $5 benefit
local War Resisters League chapter.  FFI Marv 612-874-7715.

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.

Saturday, 3/17, 2 to 4 pm, Iron Range United for Peace and Awareness
sponsors rally for peace on the 4th anniversary of the Iraq war, corner 8th
St S and 12th Ave W, Virginia, MN.  FFI Karen at nighj [at] or

Sunday, 3/18, just returned from Iraq, Najaf resident (and former Mpls
restauranteur) Sami Rasouli speaks at First Unitarian Church in the a.m.
For details write to Polly Peterson peter089 [at] or 612-522-7178.

Sunday, 3/18, 1 pm gather, then Sami Rasouli speaks 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

Sunday, 3/18, 2 pm, Duluth march and rally against the Iraq war, starting at
MN Power Plaza on Lake Ave & Superior St, marching to Duluth Civic Center at
515 W 1st St for a rally at Priley Fountain, Duluth.  anathoth [at]

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

Monday, 3/19, 7 pm, author Paul Loeb ("The Impossible will Take a While" &
"Soul of a Citizen") speaks at Joan of Arc Church, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.
FFI faith.kidder [at] or 612-760-2512.

Tuesday, 3/20, 10 am, just returned from Iraq, Najaf resident (and former
Mpls restauranteur) Sami Rasouli appears during Occupation Project at office
of Rep. Jim Ramstad.  (See above.)

Tuesday, 3/20, noon, Anti-War Organizing League sponsors demo and march "US
Out of Iraq Now!" with just returned from Iraq, Najaf resident (and former
Mpls restauranteur) Sami Rasouli speaking,  Coffman Front Plaza, U of M East
Bank, Mpls.

Wednesday, 3/21, 7 pm, former MN rep Tim Penny, MN Guard Col Neal Loidolt
and employer support chair Denny Schulstad speak on "The Impact at Home: War
and the National Guard," Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Institute, 301 - 19th
Ave S, Mpls.

3/22 to 3/27, just returned from Iraq, Najaf resident (and former Mpls
restauranteur) Sami Rasouli is in Grand Rapids.  For details contact Barbara
Veit, bdveit [at] or 218-245-2327.

Thursday, 3/22, 7 pm, Haiti Justice Committee presents Brian Concannon and
Mario Joseph, both recognized rights lawyers in Haiti, speaking on ""Talk on
Making the U.S. Safe for Democracy in Haiti," room 250 Olin-Rice Science
Building, Macalester College, Grand & Snelling, St Paul.

Friday, 3/23, 6 pm potluck, 7 pm speaker,  Iraqi American (and founder of
Muslim Peacemaker Team and resident of Najaf) Sami Rasouli speaks to Iron
Range United for Peace and Awareness, Messiah Lutheran Church, 8590
Enterprise Dr S, Mt Iron, MN.  FFI Karen at nighj [at] or 218-969-6144.

Friday, 3/23, 7 pm, film "Five Factories: Worker Control in Venezuela" about
government experiment with co-management of 5 large factories, Resource
Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

3/23-3/25, play "Six Lives," true stories about adults who experienced
displacement through war or turmoil in their youth, Illusion Theater, 528
Hennepin Ave, Ste 704, Mpls.

3/24 to 3/26, just returned from Iraq, Najaf resident (and former Mpls
restauranteur) Sami Rasouli is in Duluth.  For details contact Michelle
Obed-Naar, obedsinduluth [at] or 218-728-0629.

Saturday, 3/24, 10 to 11:30 am, author John Ross speaks on his book
"Zapatistas: Chronicles of Resistance 2000-2006," Resource Center of the
Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

Saturday, 3/24, 2 to 5 pm, U of St Thomas peace prof Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
speaks on "Living a Life of Peace and Justice" (followed by workshops) at
Plymouth Center, 1900 Nicollet Ave (at Franklin), Mpls.  612-871-7400.

Monday, 3/26, 6:30 pm, downtown senior clergy report of their January trip
to the Holy Land, Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Ave S, Mpls.

Monday, 3/26, 7 to 8 pm, St Paul Councilmember Dave Thune hosts a public
forum on the 2008 Republican National Convention, West 7th Community Center,
265 Oneida St, St Paul.  (Come see how big your "free speech zones" will


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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