Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 14:55:38 -0700 (PDT)
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SPECIAL NOTE:  I got a note from Lennie, who has informed me about the
Saturday afternoon vigil in Blaine.  It seems the vigil is steady but small,
and he wonders if I could do a bit more to steer folks from the North Metro
his way.  Good question!  As the war in Iraq becomes more and more unpopular
with everybody except Dick Cheney, maybe it's time for all of us to give an
hour every week (or even every month) to a vigil nearby.  The sense of
community is sustaining, in my experience, and it encourages all who pass by
to be more courageous in their peacemaking.  A listing of vigils follows the
calendar section.  (And please let me know if you attempt to attend a vigil
listed that is no longer active.)

My calendar and Dave Shove's Progressive Calendar are archived at

Peace Calendar for May 10, 2007

now to 5/17, 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 6/2, exhibit about the legacy of the Korean War "Still Present
Pasts," Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls.
or 612-871-4444.

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

5/11 to 5/17, 7:15, film "The Wind that Shakes the Barley" about 1920 Irish
struggle against Britain, then civil war in Ireland, Oak St Cinema, 309 Oak
St SE, Mpls.

Friday, 5/11, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, vigil to end the occupation of Palestine,
Snelling & Summit Aves, St Paul.  Karen, 651-283-3495.

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
(US out of Iraq, stop military recruiters, full benefits for vets and
families), with concerts/speeches/workshops/games/movies, State Capitol
Lawn, St. Paul. or 952-465-5307.

Friday, 5/11, 7 pm, mnpACT sponsors flim "Why We Fight" about the post-WWII
military/industrial complex, Open Circle Church, 2400 Highland Dr,
Burnsville.  jhsteele58 [at]

Friday, 5/11, 7:30 pm, journalist Jeremy Scahill talks about his new book
"Blackwater: the Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army," Cowles
Auditorium, Humphrey Institute, 301 - 19th Ave S, W Bank, Mpls. $15. or 612-341-3144, ext 23.

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, 10 to 11:30 am, Jesus Hurtado speaks on Update in Bolivia,
about new government of Evo Morales and opposition to new policies, Resource
Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha, Mpls.

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.

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:  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, 5/12, 4 pm, monthly meeting of Republican National Convention
protest coordinating committee, Sabathani Center, 38th St just w. of 35W,
Mpls.  jess [at]

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 Comedy Show,
Guthrie Theater Wurtele Stage, 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]

5/14 to 7/30, 6 to 7:30 pm, beginning Arabic language classes, $250.

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, 6:30 affinity groups, 7:30 chapter meeting, Network of
Spiritual Progressives meeting, Plymouth Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave, Mpls.
brucelissem [at]

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, 6:30 pm, Jorge Martin speaks on the Bolivarian revolution in
Venezuela, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St, Mpls.
msp [at]

Thursday, 5/17, 7 to 9 pm, Oromo self-determiknation activist Lencho Bati
speaks on "The Political Situation in the Horn of Africa," Hennepin Ave
United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave (Lyndale & Hennepin), Mpls.
(parking in church lot)  schwa004 [at]

Friday, 5/18, 7:30 pm, one of Sudan's "lost boys" Valentino Achak Deng,
subject of Dave Egger's fictionalized biography "What is the What,"  speaks
at Lyndale United Church of Christ, 31st and Aldrich S, Mpls.  Tickets $5
from Magers and Quinn booksellers at 3038 Hennepin.
davidu [at] (Correction: Eggers will not speak.)

5/18 to 5/ 26, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 pm, "Latitudes," an exhibition of
art by community members who identify as Arab, Muslim, Berber or Iranian,
California Building Gallery, 2205 California St NE, Mpls.  $5.

Saturday, 5/19, 9:30 am, Middle East Peace Now presents 19-year-old
Palestinian student (at Normandale) Walid Muhammad Issa talkikng about
Growing Up Under Occupation in Bethlehem, Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave
S, Edina.  651-696-1642.
Saturday, 5/19, 10 to 11:30 am, report on the School of the Americas, a
US-run institution teaching counter-insurgency that has been implicated in
torture and death squads, with Rosita Balch and other activists, Resource
Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

Saturday, 5/19, 3 pm, North Carolina antiwar activist Kosta Harlan reports
on "Meeting with the Iraqi Resistance" from the first conference (in Italy)
where Iraqi resistance leaders have met with those in the West, May Day
Books, 301 Cedar Ave, Mpls.

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, 1 pm, Northwest Neighbors for Peace hosts free film "Bombies"
about carpet bombing of Laos, followed by discussion with members of
AlliantACTION (where these cluster bombs are made), Ridgedale Library
Community Room, 12601 Ridgedale Dr, Miknnetonka.   nowworldpeace [at]

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]

Sunday, 5/20, 3 to 5 pm, monthly meeting of Amnesty International, Center
for Victims of Torture, 717 E River Rd SE, Mpls.

Monday, 5/21, 6:30 pm, WAMM presents free film "The Color of Olives" about
Palestinian family hemmed in by a 30 foot wall, electric fences and
soldiers, St Joan of Arc Church, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Wednesday, 5/23, 7 pm, activist and ZNet founder Michael Albert speaks on
his new memoir "Remembering Tomorrow: From SDS to Life After Capitalism,"
Davis Auditorium at the Macalester College Student Union, Grand one block
east of Snelling, St Paul.

Thursday, 5/24, 6:30 pm, "framing" expert Jeffrey Feldman speaks on
"Changing the Conversation, Changing Minnesota's Future," Open Book, 1011
Washington Ave S, Mpls.  dflgracekelly [at]

Tuesday, 5/29, 6:30 to 8:30, conversational salon with Polly Mann reading
her play called Zenger, Mad Hatter's Tea House, 943 W 7th, St Paul.

Wednesday, 5/30, noon to 1:30, Humphrey Institute welcomes Congressman Jim
Ramstad, Cowles Auditorium, 301 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

Sunday, 6/3, 2 pm, "Being Peace" walking meditation in the style of Thich
Nhat Hanh, gathering at 40th St and Bryant Ave S (Lyndale Farmstead Park)
and walking slowly together about 45 minutes in silence and without signs
through the Lake Harriet Peace Garden, Mpls. or


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, 2 to 3 pm (CORRECTED TIME), Mounds View peace vigil, SE
corner of Hwy 10 and University Ave NE in Blaine.  vanka485 [at]
(CORRECTED EMAIL) 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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