Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 22:04:05 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for April 21, 2007

now 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.)

now to 4/26, 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 4/26, film "The Wind that Shakes the Barley" about 1920 Irish
struggle against Britain, then civil war in Ireland, Edina Cinema, 3911 W
50th St, Edina.

now to 4/29, Mpls/StPaul International Film Festival.  Details at
War/peace possibilities (based on nothing except the published synopses)
doc War Dance from Uganda, about residents of displaced persons camp (4/29
St Anthony);
doc Ghosts of Cite Soleil about Haiti violence (4/24 St Anthony, 4/26 Oak
Slovenian film Warchild about Bosnian child adopted to Germany (4/25 Bell);
and many others.

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

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]

4/19 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.

Friday, 4/20, 5 to 8 pm, Nell Hillsley's Art for Peace preview party to
benefit Nonviolent Peaceforce, $20 admission, art from $30 to 2,000,
Episcopal Cathedral Church of St Mark, 519 Oak Grove St, Mpls.  Show
continues free from 10 to 5 on 4/21 and from 8 to 2 on 4/22.
melduncan [at]

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.

4/21 and 4/22, 2 pm, sign-making and painting party in preparation for
MayDay Parade WAMM "Making Waves" presence, 4354 - 28th Ave S, Mpls.

Saturday, 4/21, 2 pm, meeting Youth Against War and Racism to plan May 11
Capitol encampment against the war, Resource Center of the Americas, 3019
Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

Saturday, 4/21, 4 pm, meeting of Republican National Convention protest
group Protest RNC 2008, Sabathani Community Center, room 207, 310 E 38th St,
Mpls. or info [at]

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. (This
event is canceled as the bishop has been prohibited from speaking.)

Sunday, 4/22, 9:30 to 10:30 am, Anne Picard speaks on her book "Peace and
Pancakes" and shares stories of helping children practice peacemaking at All
Saints Lutheran Church's "Blessed are the Peacemakers" series, 15915
Excelsior Blvd (corner with Woodland), Minnetonka.
randerson5356 [at]

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]

Sunday, 4/22, 1 to 3 pm, MN Dept of Peace Campaign coordinator Mary Jane
LaVigne talks about benefits of a US Department of Peace, 1st Congregational
Church, United Church of Christ in Montevideo, 224 N 4th St, Montevideo.

Sunday, 4/22, 2 pm, two Algerian women share resistance during resurgence of
war in the 1990s in film "Enough! Barakat!" Walker Art Center, Walker Art
Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave, Mpls.

Sunday, 4/22, 2:15 PM, NW Neighbors for Peace hosts free screening of film
"An Inconvenient Truth," Ridgedale Library 1st floor, 12602 Ridgedale Dr,
Minnetonka.  nowworldpeace [at]

Sunday, 4/22, 4:15 pm, United for Peace and Justice national co-chair Judith
LeBlanc speaks with local peace activists, Mayday Books, 301 Cedar Ave,
Mpls.  612-922-7993.

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 sponsor 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, 11:45 to 1:15, presentation "Jerusalem Women Speak: Three
Women, three Faiths, Three Visions," UW-River Falls, Univ Center Fireplace
Room, 410 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI.  Also 2:30-4:30 pm at Univ Center
Ballroom, same address as above.  Also 7 to 9 pm at River Falls Public
Library, 140 Union St, River Falls WI.  cqsultan [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 612-729-8358.)

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.  (While the speaker is in favor of getting the
troops out of Iraq and is against the policies of George W Bush, some
peacecalendar readers have reacted strongly against anti-Muslim comments
made on Windy Wilde's show and on his website

Wednesday, 4/25, 7 pm, films "Meeting Face to Face" about 6 Iraqi labor
leaders on US tour in 2005 and "Breaking Walls" about Palestinian labor
activist near the wall in the town of K'ara, Lakes & Plains Council of
Carpenters, 700 Olive St, St Paul

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, 5 5o 7:30 pm, demonstration "Teach Peace, Not War!" at JROTC
open house, Minnesota Transitional School, 2872 - 26th Ave S (next to
Target), Mpls.  612-721-7129.

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
Macalester-Plymouth United Church, 1658 Lincoln Ave (1 block south of Grand,
1 block west of Snelling), 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.

Friday, 4/27, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, vigil to end the occupation of Palestine,
Snelling & Summit Aves, St Paul.  Karen, 651-283-3495.

Friday, 4/27, 6 pm, filmmaker Fiorella Ormeno Incio screens his film
"Democracy in Venezuela," Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha
Ave, Mpls.

4/27 to 4/29, Center for Nonviolent Communication founder Marshall Rosenberg
presents "Speaking Peace in a World of Conflict: Conversational Judo with a
Heart," Univ of St Thomas, St. Paul.  (Free Friday intro.  $125 for one day,
$185 for two.) or 651-341-5932.

Saturday, 4/28, 10 am to 4 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 am, filmmaker Ormeno Inico discusses democracy and the
Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela, Resource Center of the Americas, 3019
Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

Saturday, 4/28, 10:30 am, spell out "IMPEACH" in canoes on Lake Calhoun,
meet at Pavilion (with light or bright clothing), 3000 Calhoun Parkway,
Mpls.  Bring $10 for canoe rental.

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,"
Carlson School of Management, 321 - 19th Ave S, U of M West Bank, rooms
L110, L114, L118 and L122, Mpls.  651-283-2495 or
coalition_for_Palestinian_rights [at]

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: 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, 4/28, 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]

Saturday, 4/28, 7 pm, spell out "IMPEACH" with flashlights under bedsheets
at Riverside Park on West side of Mississippi riverbank near the Route 122
bridge near U of M campus, Mpls. or

Saturday, 4/28, 6 pm, celebration of the rights gained by organized workers
(like the 8-hour workday), Mayday Bookstore, 301 Cedar Ave S, Mpls.

Sunday, 4/29, 8:30 and 11 am, peace prof Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer speaks at
services on "Why Peacemaking is an Ecological Imperative," Pilgrim Lutheran
Church, 1935 St Clare Ave, St Paul.

Sunday, 4/29, 9:30 to 10:30 am and 11 to noon, lawyer and Colombian human
rights advocate Irma Rodrigues shares her story about talking with both
paramilitaries and guerillas, at All Saints Lutheran Church's "Blessed are
the Peacemakers" series, 15915 Excelsior Blvd (corner with Woodland),
Minnetonka.  randerson5356 [at]

Sunday, 4/29, 1 pm, anti-authoritarian Republican National Convention
Welcoming Committee meeting, Jack Pine Community Center 2815 E Lake St,
Monday, 4/30, 7:30 pm, movie "The Miami Model" about police control tactics
during the FTAA protests in Miami 2003, Arise Books, 2441 Lyndale Ave S,

Thursday, 5/3, 7 pm, Muslim Peacemaker Team founder and longtime Mpls
resident Sami Rasouli speaks to the St Croix Valley Peacemakers, Ascension
Episcopal church, 214 N 3rd St, downtown Stillwater.  FFI Bill at

5/5 and 5/6, all day, Living Green Expo at the State Fairgrounds, St Paul.

Saturday, 5/5, Muslim Peacemaker Team founder Sami Rasouli speaks to the
peace and justice committee of the Presbytery of the Twin Cities area,
Owatonna.  Details from Leslie Reindl, 651-633-4410.

Saturday, 5/5 (and each 1st Saturday), 10 to 11:30 am, Homeless Veterans for
Peace meeting, Peacehouse, 510 E Franklin Ave, Mpls.  Bob Heberle at

Sunday, 5/6, 9 and 11 am, Muslim Peacemaker Team founder Sami Rasouli speaks
to the masses of St Joan of Arc, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Sunday, 5/6, 8:30 and 11 am, Diane Ford Jones, national director of Every
Church a Peace Church, speaks at services at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1935
St Clair Ave, St Paul.  She also will lead Adult Forum at 9:45.
ECAPCtc [at]

Sunday, 5/6, all day, Heart of the Beast presents annual May Day Parade
(down Bloomington from 24th St) and Festival (on the west side of Powderhorn
Lake).  Come see all your favorite huge puppets, unplugged floats and
favorite rabble-rousers.  Even total strangers feel like friends that day.
Free workshops start 4/7 (  Most activist
groups will have tables, activities and networking.

Monday, 5/7, Iraqi-American Sami Rasouli speaks to NW Neighbors for Peace,
St Joseph's Parish, 8701 - 36th Ave N, New Hope.  763-546-5368.

Tuesday, 5/8, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, conversational salon discussion of Dixi
Chicks film "Shut Up and Sing," Mad Hatter's Tea House, 943 W 7th, St Paul.

5/11 to 5/13, basic level Alternatives to Violence Project.

Friday, 5/11, 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.

Friday, 5/11, 5 pm until sunrise 5/12, capitol encampment against the war,
with concerts/speeches/workshops/games/movies, State Capitol Lawn, St. Paul. or 952-465-5307.

Saturday, 5/12, 7:30 pm, 3 Middle Eastern descent comedians do pop culture
and politics for commentary on society with The Axis of Evil, Guthrie
Theater, 818 S 2nd St, Mpls.

Sunday, 5/13, 1 pm, anti-authoritarian Republican National Convention
Welcoming Committee meeting, Jack Pine Community Center 2815 E Lake St,
Sunday, 5/13, 2 pm, reading of Julia Ward Howe's "Mother's Day Proclamation
for Peace" followed by photo ops with you mom on an actual pedestal, Lake
Harriet bandshell, Mpls.  info [at] or 612-822-2351.

Sunday, 5/13, 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, 5/14, 6:30 pm, Muslim Peacemaker Team founder Sami Rasouli speaks at
Every Church a Peace Church potluck about "Iraq Today: A Firsthand Account
of War and Occupation," Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, 4901 Chowen
Ave S, Mpls.  rolsen6376 [at] or 651-228-7224.

Monday, 5/14 (and every second Monday of the month), 7 pm, US Labor Against
War,, Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marchall Ave, St Paul.  Thomas Dooley 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 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, 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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