Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 18:52:08 -0800 (PST)
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Peace Calendar for March 10, 2007

D.C. PROTEST ALERT: An update for local folks participating in the 3/16
Christian Peace Witness events in D.C. is that there will not be a Thursday
bus, but those interested should contact Rod Olsen at 651-228-7224 to
arrange carpools for the Friday DC events.

Those interested in a bus to the Saturday DC rally (about 20 seats left at
this writing) should contact bus [at] for the Friday a.m.
departure.  Please make contact 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.

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.

now to 3/15, 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,
Edina Cinema, 3911 W 50th St, Edina.

now to 3/15, 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.

now to 3/15, Academy Award winning film "The Last King of Scotland" about
Uganda's Idi Amin, Edina Cinema, 3911 W 50th St, Edina.

now 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.

now 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.

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.

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.

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, 7 pm, US Labor Against War meeting, Merriam Park Library, 1831
Marchall Ave, St Paul.  Thomas Dooley at 651-645-0295.

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 on "IraqToday" 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

Wednesday, 3/14, 6:30 pm, orientation for peacekeepers for the 3/18 march,
Trotters Cafe, 232 N Cleveland Ave, St Paul.  Contact awcmere [at]

3/16 to 3/22, film "Maxed Out" about the ugly realities of American debt
below the facade of American wealth, Lagoon Theater, 1320 Lagoon Ave, Uptown

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, St Joan of Arc, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.  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 writing.)

Friday, 3/16, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, vigil to end the occupation of Palestine,
Snelling & Summit Aves, St Paul.  Karen, 651-283-3495.

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 to 7 pm, vigil on interstate bridge between Taylors Falls
and St Croix Falls, with candles and luminaries in-between, representing
service members lost from each state, Taylors Falls.  715-472-2728.

Friday, 3/16, 6 pm, Mixed Blood Theater artistic director Jack Reuler
discusses the bilingual, labor-management tale of the updated "Pajama Game,"
Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

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]

Sunday, 3/18, 3 to 5 pm, Amnesty International meeting concentrating on
Philippines, Center for Victims of Torture, 717 E River Rd SE, Mpls.
gabeo [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, 6 pm, Jewish Community Action invites people from diverse
communities to celebrate the Passover Seder and its message of liberation,
$5 to 10, Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Ave, Mpls.  RSVP by 3/16 to
perry [at]

Thursday, 3/22, 6:45 pm, NW Neighbors for Peace hosts film "Road to
Guantanamo," Parish Community of St Joseph, 8701 - 36th Ave N, New Hope.

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, 6:30 pm, the DFL Veterans' Caucus presents "The Iraq War
Tapes," Immanuel Lutheran Church, Luther Hall, 16515 Luther Way, Eden
Prairie.  RSVP (appreciated, not required) to dflvetscaucus [at]
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.

Friday, 3/23, 7:30 pm, 1-man play "Jesus at Guantanamo" about a return visit
and some surprising insights in a difficult modern situation, plus His
thoughts on the nature of morality, Walker Community Church, 3104 - 16th Ave
S, Mpls.  Free-will offering.

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.

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 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, 3/25, 6:30 pm, Pax Cristi Twin Cities and St Martin's Community
celebrate the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero, concluding with a reflection
by Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Faith Mennonite Church, 2720 E 22nd St, Mpls.  FFI
Lynn at 651-645-1611.

Monday, 3/26, noon to 1 pm, MN Advocates for Human Rights' Jennifer
Prestholdt and American Refugee Committee's Pham Thi Hoa speak on "Child
Soldiers: Who is Fighting Our Wars?," Faegre & Benson LLP, The Century Room,
2200 Wells Fargo Center, 90 S 7th St, Mpls.  RSVP by 3/22 to Julia Kashaeva
at jkashaeva [at] or 612-341-3302 ext. 127.  (RSVP gets you free

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

Tuesday, 3/27, Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace screens free film "The
Ground Truth" about the training and dehumanization of US soldiers and how
they struggle when they come back home, Hamline Midway Library, 1558 W
Minnehaha Ave, St Paul.

Thursday, 3/29, 7 pm, NW Neighbors for Peace hosts film "The War Tapes,"
Brookdale Library room C, 6125 Shingle Creek Prkway, Brooklyn Center.

3/29 to 4/1, Mizna presents 4th Arab Film Festival, Heights Theater, 3952
Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights.  Includes films "Sweet Land," "I See the
Stars at Noon," "The Devil Came on Horseback," and "Palestine Blues."

Thursday, 3/29, 5:30 to 7 pm, Iranian-American Association of MN president M
Jay Shahidi, recently returned from Iran, presents "A Perspective on Iran,"
MN Intl Institute living room, 711 E River Rd, Mpls.  $15 (please register).

Thursday, 3/29, 7 to 9:30 pm, free film "Betrayal of Democracy: Ethiopia"
about tyranny and oppression in Africa's 2nd most populous country, Mondale
Hall, room 25, U of M Law School, 229 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

Saturday, 3/31, all day, Arun Gandhi speaks on "Non Violent Principles and
Applications" at Normandale Community College, Bloomington.  Details TBA at

Saturday, 3/31, 10 am to 1 pm, immigration lawyer Rose Grengs speaks on
"Where Two Worlds Colide: U.S./Mexico Border" at the WAMM annual meeting, St
Joan of Arch Church Hospitality Room, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Saturday, 3/31, 6:30 pm, MN Cuba presents free film "Mujeres de la
Guerrilla" (Guerrilla Woman), an homage to over 300 women who worked against
Batista in Cuba, Mapps Coffee House, 1810 Riverside Ave, Mpls.

Saturday, 3/31, 6 pm, MN National Lawyers Guild annual social justice
dinner, Wm Mitchell College of Law, 875 Summit Ave, St. Paul.  Reserve
tickets by 3/15 ($50/person, $15 student) with Bruce or Lorena at

Wednesday, 4/4, 3:30 to 5:30 pm, U of Michigan Middle East prof Juan Cole
speaks on "Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations and the Taliban Resurgence," room
125, Nolte Center for Continuing Education, 315 Pillsbury Dr SE, Mpls.


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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