Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 22:12:42 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for April 28, 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 5/3, 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 5/3, film "The Wind that Shakes the Barley" about 1920 Irish struggle
against Britain, then civil war in Ireland, Edina Cinema, 3911 W 50th St,

now to 4/29, Mpls/StPaul International Film Festival.  Details at
War/peace possibilities (based on nothing except the published synopses)
The Memory Thief, about young man obsessing on the Holocaust (9:15, 4/28)
War/Dance, about 3 children from war-torn Uganda (4:15, 4/29)
Salonika, City of Silence, about Sephardic center destroyed by Holocaust
(7:30, 4/29)

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]

4/27 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.

Friday, 4/27, 6 pm, free film "A Journey Through Democracy, from the Twin
Cities to Caracas" and new photography exhibit, examining democratization in
Venezuela, Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

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, 10:30 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. (This activity
is cancelled, due to difficulties in updating the canoe licenses.)

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, 3 pm, May Day: reclaiming the People's Holiday, Spirit of
the Lakes Church, 2930 - 13th Ave S, Mpls.

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.

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, free film "Diego" about youth who fought against
Franco in Spanish civil war, then with French Resistance, Arise Bookstore,
2441 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls.

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

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, 7:00 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

Thursday, 5/3, 7 pm, Palestine: An Evening of Short Films and Discussion,
Jack Pine Center, 2815 E Lake St, Mpls.

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

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, 9:30 am, Mary Jane LaVigne speaks on Department of Peace
campaign, as part of "Blessed are the Peacemakers" series at All Saints
Lutheran Church, 15915 Excelsior Blvd (corner of Woodland), Minnetonka.
randerson5356 [at] or 952-934-6260.

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

Monday, 5.7, film "Sir! No Sir!" at 8 pm and film "The Ground Truth" at 9:30
pm on the Sundance Channel, your television.  (Invite a few dozen friends
who don't get cable.)

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.

Wednesday, 5/9, U of M medical ethicist Steven H Miles speaks on "Torture,
War and Medical Ethics," Humphrey Institute, 301 - 19th Ave S, Mpls,
ward0030 [at]

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, 10 to noon, Women's Intl League for Peace and Freedom
presents Prof Richard Martinez talking about US Interventions around the
World, Van Cleve Community Center, 901 - 15th Ave SE, Mpls.
or 651-283-3495.

Saturday, 5/12, noon, Mother's Day Peace Action against the war in Iraq,
Hiawatha and Lake St, Mpls.  info [at] or 612-379-3899.

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, 10 to 2, peace table with Mothers Day Proclamation cards,
grassy area between lift bridge and Canal Park, Duluth.
obedsinduluth [at] or 718-0629.

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 your 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

Wednesday, 5/16, 7 pm, Iraqi-American and Muslim Peacemaker Team founder
Sami Rasouli speaks at Unity Church Unitarian, 732 Holly Ave, St Paul.

Wednesday, 5/16, 7:30 pm, Dr Mic Hunter discusses his book "Honor Betrayed:
Sexual Abuse in the Military," Magers and Quinn Books, 3038 Hennepin Ave S,
Mpls. or 612-822-4611.

Thursday, 5/17, Jorge Martin speaks on the Bolivarian revolution in
Venezuela, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St, Mpls.
msp [at]

Saturday, 5/19, 9:30 am, Middle East Peace Now presents 19-year-old
Palestinian student (from Normandale) Walid Muhammad Issa talkikng about his
life in Bethlehem, Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave S, Edina.  651-696-1642.
Saturday, 5/19, 6 to 8 pm, kick-off for summer of PEACE in North Mpls, where
over 1000 lock arms along Penn Ave from W Broadway to Lowry Ave.
citypeace [at]

Sunday, 5/20, 9:30 am, Bishop Emeritus Lowell Erdahl speaks on Jesus' Way of
Peace, as part of "Blessed are the Peacemakers" series at All Saints
Lutheran Church, 15915 Excelsior Blvd (corner of Woodland), Minnetonka.
randerson5356 [at] or 952-934-6260.

Sunday, 5/20, 3 pm, recent Humphrey Institute grad Laila Davis and local
activist Karen Redleaf present "Building Sustainable Alteernatives" about
long-haul organizing, Mayday Bookstore, 301 S Cedar, Mpls.
eric-angell [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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