Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 15:28:48 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for May 17, 2007

now to 5/24, 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.

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

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, 10:30 am, Captain Jeff Struecker (of movie Black Hawk Down
fame) speaks at 8th annual We Salute Our Veterans program, Grace Church,
9301 Eden Prairie Rd, Eden Prairie.  952-224-3032.  (MN Dept of Peace plans
to have a big presence.  FFI maryjanelavigne [at]

Saturday, 5/19, 3 pm, flyer handouts against the war in Iraq in Norm
Coleman's neighborhood, 1055 Grand Ave, St Paul.  Sign up at

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 to 8 pm, "framing" expert Jeffrey Feldman speaks on
"Changing the Conversation, Changing Minnesota's Future," Open Book, 1011
Washington Ave S, Mpls.  dflgracekelly [at] or 651-917-6037.

5/25 to 5/31, 7:15 pm, film "10 Questions for the Dalai Lama" like Why do
the poor seem happier than the rich? and How do you reconcile non-violence
when faced with violence?, Oak St Cinema, 309 Oak St SE, Mpls.

5/25 (6 to 10 pm) and 5/26 (10 to 10) and 5/27 (10 to 4), 3rd annual
conference of the Muslim American Society of MN, Mpls Convention Center,
1301 - 2nd Ave S, Mpls.

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: diversity in Islam on 5/26 and Islamic art on 9/9.  RSVP to
rsvp [at]

Sunday, 5/27, 1 pm, anti-authoritarian Republican National Convention
Welcoming Committee open meeting, Jack Pine Community Center, 2815 E Lake
St, Mpls.

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 hosts Congressman Jim
Ramstad, Cowles Auditorium, 301 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

Saturday, 6/2, 10 to 11:30 am, meeting of Homeless Veterans for Peace,
Peacehouse, 510 E Franklin, Mpls.  Bob 612-789-9020.

Saturday, 6/2, 10 to noon, WAMM book club discusses Antonia Juhasz's "The
Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy as a Time."  FFI
rabbas [at]

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

Wednesday, 6/6, 5 to 6 pm, on the 40th anniversary of Israel's 6-day war and
the beginning of the occupation of Palestine, a special vigil to end the
occupation of Palestine, including signs like "US out of Iraq; Israel out of
Palestine," Lake/Marchall bridge over the Mississippi.
steichenfm [at]  Probably followed by a post-vigil gathering at
Macalester-Plymouth United Church.

6/8 to 6/10, basic level Alternatives to Violence Project.

Saturday, 6/9 2 pm, "Resist the Republican National Convention" town hall.
Details TBA.

Sunday, 6/10, 1 pm, anti-authoritarian Republican National Convention
Welcoming Committee open meeting, Jack Pine Community Center, 2815 E Lake
St, Mpls.

Sunday, 6/10, 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, 6/11, 9:30 to 11 am, Humphrey Institute hosts Congressman Keith
Ellison, Cowles Auditorium, 301 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

Monday, 6/11, 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.

Monday, 6/11, 6:30 affinity groups, 7:30 chapter meeting, Network of
Spiritual Progressives meeting, Plymouth Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave, Mpls.
brucelissem [at]

Monday, 6/11 (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, 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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