Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 16:26:30 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for March 30, 2007

3/30 to 4/5, film "An Unreasonable Man" about consumer advocate and
presidential candidate Ralph Nader, Lagoon Cinema, 1320 Lagoon Ave, Uptown

 3/30 to 4/5, film "God Grew Tired of Us" about 3 of the "lost boys" who
fled Sudan barefoot across the desert to Kenya and eventually settled in the
U.S., Lagoon Cinema, 1320 Lagoon Ave, Uptown Mpls.

now to 4/5, 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 4/5, Academy Award winning film "The Last King of Scotland" about
Uganda's Idi Amin, Edina Cinema, 3911 W 50th St, Edina.

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."

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

Friday, 3/30, 7:15 pm, film "Fire & Ice: The Winter War of Finland & Russia"
about November '39 invasion and the total war for the Finns' existence as a
people, Bell Museum, 10 Church St, W Bank U of M, Mpls.

Saturday, 3/31, all day, the Mahatma's grandson Arun Gandhi speaks on "Non
Violent Principles and Applications" at conference with Pace e Bene's
Butigan at Normandale Community College, Bloomington.  $45 registration to
CTA-MN, PO Box 50419, Mpls 55419.  Questions to Judy at 612-927-6825.

Saturday, 3/31, 10 to 11:30 am, filmmaker Pacho Lane shows film "Indigenous
Democracy" about the struggle of the Totonac people for autonomy in Mexico,
Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

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, 1 to 3 pm, the DFL Progressive Caucus sponsors an open
community dialog to talk about the recent supplemental budget votes which
prolong the war but set conditions and eventual deadlines (topic: Are we on
the path to end the occupation?), Martin Luther King Rec Center, 4055
Nicollet 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, St Martin's Table (change of location), 2001 Riverside Ave,

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
612-436-3664. (Note: Rep Keith Ellison has canceled his scheduled keynote
address, due to a scheduling conflict.)

Saturday, 3/31, 7:30 to 9 pm, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb speaks on Jewish feminism
and Jewish/Muslim peace work, Powderhorn Park Community Center, 3400 - 15th
Ave S, Mpls.  612-408-3849.

Sunday, 4/1, 1:30 to 3:30 pm, Dr Ahmet Javed and Ms Husnia Alokozay give a
presentation "Afghanistan: A Thirst for Education" on the state of education
in Afghanistan, Wellstone Center for Community Building, 179 Robie St E, St
Paul.  info [at]

Sunday, 4/1, 3:30 pm, meeting of Youth Against War and Racism to plan for
May 11th Capitol Campout, Vera's Cafe, 2901 Lyndale, Mpls.
brandon.madsen [at]

Monday, 4/2, 7 to 8:30 am picket line, 7:30 to 11 am conference, protest
Senators Coleman and Klobuchar as they discuss "strengthening the Defense
and Homeland Security Industries in Minnesota," McNamara Alumni Center, U of
M, 200 Oak St SE, Mpls.  $30/person, since they never seem to have enough
money.  (Sign-making at 1 pm on 4/1; contact WAMM for location.)

Monday, 4/2, noon to 1 pm, Congressman Jim Ramstad hosts Town Hall meeting
to talk about Iraq, Brooklyn Park City Hall Council Chambers, 5200 - 85th
Ave, Brooklyn Park.  Rabbas [at] (Come early and bring signs to
protest in front of the meeting places.)

Monday, 4/2, noon to 1:30, Humphrey Institute hosts public forum with Amy
Klobuchar, Cowles Auditorium, 301 S 19th Ave, Mpls. cspg [at] or

Tuesday, 4/3, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Carleton College sociology prof Ellen
Kennedy speaks about Darfur as Hamline prepares it Sudan divestment
campaign. FFI mmcdonald02 [at]

Tuesday, 4/3, 4 to 6 pm, speeches, bannering & "guerrilla theater" outside
Norm Coleman's office, 2550 University Ave, St Paul.

Tuesday, 4/3, 5 pm, counterterrorism expert Bruce Schneier talks on
"Security Theater Against Movie-Plot Threats," Weyerhaeuser Chapel,
Macalester College, Grand just west of Snelling, St Paul.
perry [at]

Tuesday, 4/3, 7 to 9 pm, Rep John Kline holds public forum on Iraq and other
topics, Lakeville South High School, 21135 Jacquard, Lakeville.
952-808-1213.  (Note: Kline has been a very strong supporter of Bush's Iraq
war policy.  Peace rally from 6 to 7, with very positive signs, to greet
arriving pro-war people; contact Bettina at 651-917-0383 for more info.)

Wesnesday, 4/4, noon to 1 pm, Congressman Jim Ramstad hosts Town Hall
meeting to talk about Iraq, Southdale Library, 7001 York, Edina.
Rabbas [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.

Wednesday, 4/4, 7 to 8 pm, Congressman Jim Ramstad hosts Town Hall meeting
to talk about Iraq, Wayzata City Hall, 600 Rice, Wayzata.
Rabbas [at] (Come early and bring signs to protest in front of 
meeting places.)

Thursday, 4/5, 4 pm, U of Michigan Middle East prof Juan Cole speaks on "The
Internet, the Intellectual, and the War on Terror,"  room 125, Nolte Center
for Continuing Education, 315 Pillsbury Dr SE, Mpls.

Thursday, 4/5, 7 to 8 pm, Congressman Jim Ramstad hosts Town Hall meeting to
talk about Iraq, Maple Grove City Hall, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway, Maple
Grove.  Rabbas [at]

Thursday, 4/5, 7 to 8:30 pm, V.A. Rehab Dr Barbara Sigford and MN Brain
Injury Association director Ardis Sandstrom speak on "The New Wounded: The
Evolution of War-Related Injuries and their Medical and Economic Impact,"
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Institute, 301 - 19th Ave S., Mpls.

Friday, 4/6, 7:30 pm, actor/producer Make Farrell (MASH) discusses his book
"A Journey from Actor to Activist" including 1st hand accounts of Cambodia,
El Salvador, Somalia, bosnia, Rwanda and the Gaza Strip, Magers and Quinn
Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave S, Mpls.  612-822-4611.

Saturday, 4/7, 10 to 11:30 am, just back in March, Clare Urbanski will
present "Update on Oaxaca," Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha
Ave, Mpls.

Saturday, 4/7 (and each 1st Saturday), 10 to 11:30 am, Homeless Veterans for
Peace meeting, Peacehouse, 510 E Franklin Ave, Mpls.  Bob Heberle at

Saturday, 4/7, 3 to 5 pm, film "Hands Off Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia!
Freedom for the Cuban Five!," with August Nimtz and John Peterson speaking,
Rondo Library, 461 N Dale (at University), St Paul.  612-623-3452.

Sunday, 4/8, 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]

Monday 4/9, former Mpls resident and founder of Muslim Peacemakers Team,
Iraqi/American Sami Rasouli speaks at Social Hall, St John Newmann Pax
Cristi, 4030 Pilot Know Rd.  Check time with Katherine Wojtan, 952-432-3654.

Monday, 4/9, noon to 1 pm, Humphrey Institute public forum with Betty
McCollum, Cowles Auditorium, 301 S 19th Ave, Mpls. cspg [at] or

Monday, 4/9, 1 to 3 pm (potluck at noon), RNC Welcoming Committee meeting,
Jack Pine Community Center, 2815 E Lake St, Mpls.

Monday, 4/9 (and each month's 2nd Monday), 7 pm (socialize and new member
orientation at 6:30), Network of Spiritual Progressives meeting, Plymouth
Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet, Mpls.  brucelissem [at] or

Monday, 4/9, 7 pm, Mpls resident and Muslem Peacemaker Team founder Sami
Rasouli talks on "Iraq Today: A Firsthand Account of War and Occupation, St
John Neuman, 4030 Pilot Know Rd, Eagan.  Katherine at 612-483-6041.

Monday, 4/9, 7 pm, US Labor Against War,, Merriam Park Library, 1831
Marchall Ave, St Paul.  Thomas Dooley at 651-645-0295.

Tuesday, 4/10, 10 to noon, Rep Betty McCollum and a representative from the
State Dept will present "The Long-Term Costs of War: Land Mine Abatement in
Laos," Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Institute, 301 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

Tuesday, 4/10, Muslim Peacemaker Team founder Sami Rasouli speaks in
Marshall: 1:30 intro to sociology class, 5:30 to 6 picket against the war, 6
pm dinner, 7 pm talking on WMDs and Contemporary Terrorism at Charter hall
217, MSU.  For details write brockman [at] or 507-537-7012.

Tuesday, 4/10, 8 pm, South Africa's Witwatersrand University prof Xolela
Mangcu talks about "Which Way South Africa after Thabo Mbaki?" about
top-down technocratic approach versus community participation methods for
change, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Institute, 301 - 19th Ave SE, Mpls.

Wednesday, 4/11, Muslim Peacemaker Team founder Sami Rasouli is in
Rochester, speaking at Lourdes High School 10 to 10:40, media interviews in
the afternoon, dinner at Assisi Heights at 5 pm and Christ United Methodist
Church at 7 pm.  Details at eljomayer [at] or 507-289-4154.

Wednesday, 4/11, 6 pm, solidarity potluck to hear from folks who went to the
Pentagon march on 3/17 or the local march on 3/18, Mayday Books, 301 Cedar
Ave, Mpls.

Wednesday, 4/11, 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.

Thursday, 4/12, 10 to 11:30 am, Humphrey Institute sponsors public forum
with Tim Walz, Cowles Auditorium, 301 S 19th Ave, Mpls.

4/12-29, Thur-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm, play "From the Ashes," stories of
immigrants and refugees in the Twin Cities based on MN Advocates for Human
Rights report on impact of 9/11, Pangea World Theater, 711 W Lake St, suite
102, Mpls.  pangea [at]

4/13 to 4/15, 6th Annual Art of Peace and 4th Annual Free Democracy Summit,
Duluth.  Details TBA theartofpeace [at] or

Friday, 4/13, 7 pm, NW Neighbors for Peace sponsors "Letters to, Letters
from...Letters Never Written," a reading of actual soldiers' letters from
the Civil War to present, Chante Wolf leading discussion afterwards, House
of Hope Lutheran Church, 4800 Boone Ave N, New Hope. sonyaforseth [at]

Saturday, 4/14, 10 to noon, Marilyn Cuneo, recently returned from Bogata,
speaks on "Colombia in Turmoil," Van Cleve Community Center, 901 - 15th Ave
SE, Mpls.

Saturday, 4/14, 10 am (9:30 coffee), Middle East Peace Now presents  20-year
Mpls resident and restauranteur Sami Rasouli returns from Iraq speaking on
"Iraq, Israel and Palestine: Connecting the Dots," Southdale Library, 7001
York Ave S, Edina.  651-696-1642.

Saturday, 4/14, 10 am to 4 pm, class Creative Organizing: Focus on Theater
and Spoken Word, $50, Labor Education Service, 3-300 Carlson School of
Management, U of M, 321 - 19th Ave S, Mpls. les [at] or

Saturday, 4/14, 10:45 am, film "9/11: Press for Truth," Riverview Theater,
3800 - 42nd Ave S, Mpls.  Catherine 612-384-8742.

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: 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]

4/14 to 6/2, exhibit about the legacy of the Korean War "Still Present
Pasts," Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls.  612-871-4444.

Sunday, 4/15, 12:30 to 2:30 pm, Keith Ellison holds town hall on "The Iraq
War: Steps Toward Peace," Powderhorn Park Rec Center, 3400 - 15th Ave S,
Mpls. andrea [at]

Sunday, 4/15, 1 to 6 pm, the Network of Spiritual Progressives sponsors
"Generosity Sunday" to change the security paradigm from domination to
generosity, with speakers like Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison (perhaps
canceled, due to above conflict) plus panelists like Arlen Erdahl and Jim
Klobuchar, Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave (at Franklin),

Sunday, 4/15, 3 pm, economist Karen Redleaf leads discussion on "What Peace
Activists Need to Know About Corporate Personhood," Mayday Books, 301 Cedar,
Mpls.  eric-angell [at]

Sunday, 4/15, 7 pm, Muslim Peacemaker Team founder Sami Rasouli speaks at
Prospect Park United Methodist Church, 22 Orlin Ave SE, Mpls.  Kelly Jewett,

Monday, 4/16, 10:45 to 11-39 am and 12:05 to 1 pm, Muslim Peacemaker Team
founder Sami Rasouli is at Central High School in White Bear Lake.  Info
from St Croix Valley Peacemakers.

Monday, 4/16, 6:30 pm, free film "The Killing Zone" about Israeli violence
in Gaza, Joan of Arc Hospitality Hall, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Mondaty, 4/16, 7 pm, Pangea World Theater presents free play "Journey to
Safety" about domestic violence in immigrant and refugee community, Coffman
Memorial Union Theater, U of M, 300 Washington Ave SE, Mpls.

Tuesday, 4/17, Muslim Peacemaker Team founder Sami Rasouli is at Good
Samaritan United Methodist Church, Edina.  Details at
chuckprentice [at] or 952-929-8284.

Tuesday, 4/17, 2 pm, Humphrey Institute dean T Brian Atwood presents
"Foreign Policy and International Security" to 13 East Asian visitors, 100
Murphy Hall, U of M, Mpls.  contact sfishbac [at] or 612-625-5131.

4/19 to 4/29, film "On a Tightrope" about Uyfhur Muslim orphans in China's
Xinjang Province, learning to balance in several senses, Bell Museum, 10
Church St, East Bank, Mpls.

Thursday, 4/19, 7 to 9 pm, Muslim Peacemaker Team founder Sami Rasouli
speaks at Third Thursday Global Issues Forum, Hennepin Ave United Methodist
Church, 511 Groveland, Mpls.  Details at schwa004 [at] or 612-625-5578.

Friday, 4/20, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Zainab Hassan of Environmental Justice
Advocates of MN speaks on "Toxic Waste Dumping in Somalis," Mpls Urban
League, 2100 Plymouth Ave N, Mpls.  (Free event; food served.) 612-436-5402.

Friday, 4/20, 7:30 pm, dramatic reading of play "Rachel Corrie: A Life for
Others," Twin Cities Friends Meetinghouse, 1725 Grand Ave, St Paul.
651-696-1642.  Contributions.  Discussion afterward to be led by Sr Florence
Steichen and Karen Redleaf.

Saturday, 4/21, 10 to 11:30 am, Guatemala human rights activist Ellen Moore
speaks on "Genocide in Guatemala," Resource Center of the Americas, 3019
Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

Saturday, 4/21, 7:30 pm, dramatic reading of play "Rachel Corrie: A Life for
Others," St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.
651-696-1642.  Discussion afterward to be led by Sr Florence Steichen and
Karen Redleaf.

Sunday, 4/22, 9 am, peace and justice advocate Bishop Thomas Gumbleton
speaks at masses of St Joan of Arc Church, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Sunday, 4/22, 12:30 pm, free film "The Ground Truth" about the true stories
of vets from induction through deployment in Iraq to their painful return,
Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr, Minnetonka. nowworldpeace [at]


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, 5 to 6 pm (time change), 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, 4:30 to 6 pm, NW Neighbors for Peace sponsors vigil at
Winnetka & 42nd Ave N, New Hope.  nwn4p [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] (ends 3/31/07)

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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