Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 08:16:04 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for April 6, 2007

now to 4/12, 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 4/12, Academy Award winning film "The Last King of Scotland" about
Uganda's Idi Amin, Lagoon Cinema, 1320 Lagoon Ave, Mpls.

Friday, 4/6, 9 am to 4 pm, workshop on the "New Breed" of African leaders
and the future of human rights in Africa, with scheduled speakers HR Watch
Michael Clough, National Democratic Institute's Christopher Formunyoh, UC
San Berndino prof Alemayehu G Mariarn and HR Watch Peter Takirnbudde, room
25, Mondale Hall, U of M Law School, 229 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.  Free, but
registration required.  (Ed note: I
would be extremely cautious about any information received through National
Democratic Institute.  Along with the International Republican Institute,
they have a history of using the vocabulary of civil society to subvert
democratic governments.)

Friday, 4/6, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, vigil to end the occupation of Palestine,
Snelling & Summit Aves, St Paul.  Karen, 651-283-3495.

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.

4/7 to 5/3, Tues & Thur evenings 7 to 9, Sat 9 to 11 and 1 to 3, free public
workshops to participate in the legendary May Day Parade on May 6, Heart of
the Beast Theater, 1500 E Lake St, Mpls.  612-721-2535.  (You probably know
all about this event, but if you don't I very highly recommend it.)

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 Knob 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, 6 to 9 pm, Vermont's Bread and Puppet folks present Institute
for Subversive Paper Mache, Plaza Verde's HOBT classroom, 1516 E Lake St,
3rd floor, Mpls.  $30.

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, Cafe Para la Vida Digna presents a Zapatista coffee
events "A Rebel's Dream," including potluck, coffee and more, Seward
Community Cafe, 2129 E Franklin Ave, Mpls.  612-332-1011 or 612-388-0552.

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 Knob 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, 6 pm, join Youth Against War and Racism for a protest against
military recruitment in the St Paul schools, District Headquarters, 360
Colborne St, St Paul.

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.

Thursday, 4/12, Muslim Peacemaker Team founder Sami Rasouli is in Mankato.
FFI contact Jackie Vieceli, jacqueline.vieceli [at]

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]

Friday, 4/13, 7:30 pm, Iranian Nobel laureate Dr Shirin Ebadi speaks on
"Defending the Rights of Women and Children," O'Shaughnessy Educational
Center Auditorium, just northwest of Cleveland and Summit, U of St Thomas,
St Paul. $10.  Sponsored by St Thomas Justice and Peace department, and

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. or 651-458-7090.

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.   (Sami also speaks at Peacejam conference
at St Thomas in the afternoon. Contact Kaia Svien for details at

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.

Saturday, 4/14, noon, teacher workshop "Iraqi & American Schoolchildren:
Closing the Gap Through Art," Peik Hall, Univ of MN, Mpls.  (Few details.
Contact School of Ed for more.)

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]

Saturday, 4/14, 5:30 pm, Philipina rights lawyer and Humphrey fellow Arlene
Bag-ao speaks on "Alternative Lawyering and Extra Judicial Killings in the
Philippines," United Church of Christ, 1000 Long Lake Rd (north of 694), New
Brighton.  651-646-1985.

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 pm, Republican National Convention Welcoming Committee
meeting, Jack Pine Community Center 2815 E Lake St, Mpls.

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, plus
panelists like Arlen Erdahl and Jim Klobuchar, Plymouth Congregational
Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave (at Franklin), Mpls.

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, 3 to 5 pm, monthly meeting of Amnesty International with Kay
Yanish talking about human rights in Guatemala, Center for Victims of
Torture, 717 E River Rd SE, Mpls.  gabeo [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.

Monday, 4/16, 7 pm, film "This is What Democracy Looks Like," Arise Books,
2441 Lyndale 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.

Tuesday, 4/17, 7 pm, MN Advocates for Human Rights sponsors film "Border
Echoes: The Truth Behind the Juarez Murders," Metro State U Auditorium, 400
E 7th St, St Paul.

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, film "Bamako," the story in Mali about an unemployed
husband's marriage breaking up against the backdrop of a trial pitting
Malian civil society against such institutions as the World Bank and the
IMF, Oak Street Cinema, 309 Oak St SE, 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.

Thursday, 4/19, 7 to 9 pm, presentation "Jerusalem Women Speak: Three Women,
Three Faiths, One Shared Vision" at the "Building Bridges, Not Walls"
conference, Red Wing Hight School Auditorium , 2451 Eagle Ridge Dr, Red
Wing.  Paul at 651-388-1244 or 216-2225.

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]

Monday, 4/23, noon to 1:30, College of Education and Human Development
sponsors Jinous Kasravi on "Alternative Cultural and Political Images of
Iran," Room 250, Wulling Hall, 86 Pleasant St SE, Mpls.

Monday, 4/23, 1 pm, CodePink and Alternatives to War sponsors Muslim
Peacemaker Team founder Sami Rasouli speaking at St Cloud State, details
with Breanna Swanberg swbr0302 [at] or 320-309-6721.  Pax
Christi also has event in the evening; details from Merle Nolde
MNolde [at] or 320-363-5011.

Monday, 4/23, 7 pm, UCLA history prof speaks on "Why Iraq? The Politics of
Bush II," room 140, Nolte Center, 315 Pillsbury Dr SE, Mpls.  ias [at] 

Tuesday, 4/24, 5:30 PM, Muslim Peacemaker Team founder Sami Rasould speaks
at "Open Faith Gatherings," CSB Campus Ministry, Teresa Center.  Contact
Merle Nolde (info above) for more details.

Wednesday, 4/25, 11:45 to 1:30, St Thomas peace prof Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
and ELCA Bishop Craig Johnson speak on "The Most Important Decade in Human
History: A Call to Address Global Warming and Build a Better Society" at
luncheon ($5), Holy Trinity Lutheran, 2730 E 31st St, Mpls.  (RSVP by 4/18
at office [at] or 612-729-8353.

Wednesday, 4/25, 6 pm, Muslim Peacemaker Team founder Sami Rasouli speaks at
Francis Center, Little Falls.  Contact Jeff Odendahl, jodendahl [at] or

Wednesday, 4/25, 7 pm (social gathering at 6:30), former senior official in
the Office of Counterterrorism at the State Dept Tom Maertens speaks on "The
Terrorist Threat: Insider Perspective," Humphrey Institute, U of M, Mpls.
FFI Jay Shahidi 612-328-1913.

Thursday, 4/26, noon, DePaul Univ prof emeritus John Dominic Crossan speaks
on "God and Empire Then and Now," Westminster Presbyterian Church, 12th &
Nicollet, Mpls.

Thursday, 4/26, 6 to 8:30 pm, screening ($3 contribution, no one turned
away) of film "the Revolution Will Not Be Televised," about short-lived 2002
coup against Hugo Chavez, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St,
Mpls.  612-860-7834 or msp [at]

Thursday, 4/26, 7 pm, Muslim Peacemaker Team founder Sami Rasouli speaks at
Plymouth Macalester United Church, just north of Grand on Macalester St, St
Paul.  Contact Molly Redmond, msring [at] or 651-633-2743.

Thursday, 4/26, 7 pm, top PRD (Mexico) party leader Saul Escobar Toledo
talks about Mexico's foreign relations, immigration NAFTA and so on,
Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

Saturday, 4/28, 10 am to 5 pm, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer keynotes Peace First
forum on Sustainability and Justice where convention attendees will develop
peace platforms and peace standards for political candidates, Washburn High
School, 201 W 49th St, Mpls. or 651-917-0383.

Saturday, 4/28, 10:30 am, longtime peace activists (some would say saints)
Marie and John Braun, speak on "The Right Not to Kill," Plymouth
Presbyterian Church, 3755 Dunkirk Ln N, Plymouth.  763-559-2946.

Saturday, 4/28, 1 to 6 pm, Coalition for Palestinian Rights sponsors Farid
Esack, veteran of South Africa's struggle against Apartheid, speaking at
conference "Divestment from Apartheid Israel: An Organizing Conference,"
Carolson School of Management, U of M West Bank, rooms L110, L114, L118 and
L122, Mpls.  coalition_for_Palestinian_rights [at]

Saturday, 4/28, 7 to 9 pm, "Cafe Intifada," an intellectual salon with
interactive theater where audience becomes occupied and occupier, Bedlam
Theater Fireplace Room, 1501 S 6th St, W Bank, Mpls.
coalition_for_Palestinian_rights [at]

Sunday, 4/29, 1 pm, Republican National Convention Welcoming Committee
meeting, Jack Pine Community Center 2815 E Lake St, 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, 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 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.

Every Saturday, 2 to 3 pm, Peace vigil at NE corner Co Hwy 10 & Univ Ave NE,
Blaine.  vanka485 [at]  (New time and day.)

(More vigils are listed at  ) 

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