Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2007 19:02:32 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for August 3, 2007

HEADS UP: The Antiwar Committee is organizing a bus trip to the Troops Out
Now demo in DC.  Buses leave Friday, 9/28 (morning) and return Sunday, 9/30
(evening).  $175 (partial scholarships available) include the bus itself,
with comfortable coach seating and wonderful company...but not food.  FFI
bus [at] or 612-379-3899.

7/6 to 8/12, 8 pm on Thur-Saturday, 2 pm on Sunday, Can't Wait Til '08
presents cabaret and political event "Bush Is Bad." Old Arizona Theater,
2821 Nicollet Ave, Mpls.  612-871-0050.

7/20 to 8/9, film "Rescue Dawn" about man who grew up in bombed-out Germany,
moved to the US, became a pilot then POW in Vietnam (I haven't seen this
Werner Herzog film.  It may be a violence-glorifying adventure flick.
Please write if you see it and I'll include brief opinions.), Lagoon
Theater, 1320 Lagoon Ave, Mpls.

8/2 to 8/12 is the Minnesota Fringe Festival with over 150 shows in over 800
performances at about 25 venues all over town.  If anyone hears of good
plays related to war/peace issues, let me know.
Possibilities include:
   "Bye-bye Beirut" at the Playwrights' Center (8/4, 8/5, 8/8, 8/10 and
   "Living the Questions" at the Red Eye (8/2, 8/3, 8/8, 8/11 and 8/12)

8/3 to 8/5, Cornstalk festival of peace, music and art, in Dunnell, on the
SW corner of MN off I-90 exit between Fairmont & Jackson.  $20 online ticket
sales at

8/3 to 8/12, Manna Fest, a festival of spiritual performance, where the
sacred and the imagination meet, Augsburg College, Foss Center or Music
Hall, 22nd and Riverside, Mpls.  Tickets $5 to $12 from Uptown Tix at or 651-209-6799.  More info at  Promising performaces include:
   "Jesus at Guantanamo" (Ed has seen and highly recommends) 8/3 (7 pm), 8/4
(4 pm), 8/5 (7 pm), 8/8 (5:30 pm) and 8/11 (10 pm);
   "Dragon's Eye" (restorative justice in the context of sexual assault) 8/4
(2.30 pm), 8/5 (5:30), 8/8 (7 pm), 8/10 (5:30) and 8/11 (8:30);
   "GanElvis" (Presley as Ganesh, Hindu god of new beginnings) 8/3 (10 pm),
8/5 (4), 8/6 (5:30) 8/10 (5:30) and 8/11 (5:30);
   "Witnessing a Murder" (a woman witnessing a death plunges into that which
separates her from horror and the voice of God) 8/4 (7 pm), 8/5 (2:30), 8/6
(7), 8/10 (10), 8/12 (4).

Saturday, 8/4, 10 to 11:30 am, meeting of Homeless Veterans for Peace,
Peacehouse, 510 E Franklin, Mpls.  Bob 612-789-9020.

Saturday, 8/4, 10:15 to noon, Critical Thinking Club presents "Coalition of
the Billing: How Private Contractors are Changing How (and Why) America
Fights" by Erin Campbell, Augsburg Park Library, 7100 Nicollet Ave S,
Richfield.  RSVP Stu 952-736-1222.

Saturday, 8/4, 11 am, emergency demonstration "Bridges Not Bombs!" against
wars that kill others while the expense robs our own infrastructure,
Lake/Marshall bridge over the Mississippi River. or

Saturday, 8/4, noon, demonstration "Build Bridges, Not Bombers" outside the
Guthrie Theater, 818 S 2nd St,  Meet at the walkway between the Mill City
Museum and the Guthrie, where George W will be speaking.  Mpls. Jennifer

Saturday, 8/4, 3 pm, local environmental activist Christine Frank presents a
video chronicling Cuba's transition to sustainable organic agriculture, the
Adam Ritscher leads a discussion, Mayday Books, 301 Cedar Ave S, Mpls.

Sunday, 8/5, Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration at Lyndale Park Peace Garden,
Roseway Rd just n. of Lake Harriet.  4:15 Women in Black procession from
40th St & Briant, 5 pm Sadako story and children's songs, 6 pm Japanese tea
ceremony. or 952-922-0308.

Monday, 8/6, 7 pm, free film "The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak
Oil," Rondo Library, 461 N Dale St, St Paul.  mncuba [at]

Monday, 8/6, Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration at Lyndale Park Peace Garden,
Roseway Rd just n. of Lake Harriet.  7:00 am ceremony of
cranes/speaker/music, 8:30 am moment of silence at the time the bomb
dropped, 7:30 pm peace concert in the Lake Harriet bandshell with Rabbi Sim
Glaser and the Social Action Figures. or 952-922-0308.

Monday, 8/6 (and every Monday), 5 to 7 pm, potluck, discussion at office of
potential U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, 3027 Holmes
Ave, Mpls.  612-216-4665.

Wednesday, 8/8, 8 am, Alexandra Owings presents "Blood Diamonds in Sierra
Leone," St Martins Table, Riverside at 21st, West Bank U of M, Mpls.

Wednesday, 8/8, noon to 1, town hall meeting with Congressman Jim Ramstad,
Minnetonka City Hall, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka.  763-476-7643.

Wednesday, 8/8, 6 pm meeting followed by a 7 pm presentation by an Israeli
dissident,, Red Wing Vets for Peace meets at Gary Stone's Hobgoblin Music,
929 Highway 19, Red Wing.  tuvecino [at]

Wednesday, 8/8, 7 to 8 pm, town hall meeting with Congressman Jim Ramstad,
Coon Rapids City Hall, 11155 Robinson Dr, Coon Rapids.  763-476-7643.

Wednesday, 8/8, 7 to 9 pm, 5th CD Rep Keith Ellison hosts a Town Hall Forum
on Peace and the Iraq War, CWA Hall, 3521 E Lake St, Mpls.
Alison.Harris [at] or 612-522-1212.  (Note: Next week Ellison 
be taking an AIPAC-sponsored trip to Israel.)

Thursday, 8/9, 11:30 am, grandmothers peace brigade march, Peavey Plaza,
1111 Nicollet Mall, Mpls.  March down Nicollet Mall, singing, chanting,
flyering and gathering petition signatures for Sens. Coleman and Klobuchar.
scsrn [at] or 612-379-4916.

Thursday, 8/9, 10:30 am, Nagasaki Commeration with music, storytelling,
letter from Nagasaki mayor and silence at 11:02, Global Harmony Labyrinth,
Como Park, St Paul. or 952-922-0308.

Thursday, 8/9, 7 pm, NW Neighbors for Peace hosts free film "America's
Dialogue: What Kind of Country Do We Want to Be?" including interviews with
mayor and survivors of Hiroshima bombing, Parish Community of St Joseph,
8701-36th Ave N (SW corner Boone & 36th), New Hope.

Friday, 8/10, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, vigil to end the occupation of Palestine,
Snelling & Summit Aves, St Paul.  Karen, 651-283-3495.

8/10 to 8/12, 20-hour basic level Alternatives to Violence Project workshop
for trainers, sliding scale, St Stephen's Church, Mpls.  Register 1 week
prior with avp [at] or 651-644-5851.

Saturday, 8/11, 9:30 am, Rev Mitri Raheb, pastor of Christmas Luthern Church
in Bethlehem speaks at Middle East Peace Now forum on "Palestinian/Israeli
Peace: Is There Any Hope?," Southdale Library, 2nd floor, 7001 York Ave,
Edina.  Flo at 651-696-1642.

Saturday, 8/11, 11:30 am to 1 pm, documentary film "Difficult Dreams: Coming
of Age in El Salvador" and talk with director Jim Winship, Waite House
Neighborhood Center, 2529 - 13th Ave S, Mpls.

Saturday, 8/11, 4 pm, meeting of allies coordinating committee to protest
the Republican National Convention in 2008, Walker Church, 3104 - 16th Ave
S, Mpls.

Saturday, 8/11, 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.

Sunday, 8/12, 4 to 8 pm, MN Neighbors for Peace yearly picnic (bring a dish
to share, grill available, plates and utensils provided, politicians invited
but asked to keep it social with no stump speeches), Newell Park, 900 N
Fairview (corner Fairview & Pierce Butler), St Paul.

Sunday, 8/12, 6 pm (and the 2nd Sunday of each month), Veterans for Peace
chapter 27 meeting, St Stephens School basement, 2130 Clinton Ave S, Mpls.
waynewittman [at]

Monday, 8/13 (and every Monday), 5 to 7 pm, potluck, discussion at office of
potential U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, 3027 Holmes
Ave, Mpls.  612-216-4665.

Monday, 8/13 (and every second Monday of the month), 7 pm, US Labor Against
War,, Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marchall Ave, St Paul.  Thomas Dooley at

Monday, 8/13, 6:30 pm affinity groups meet, 7:30 chapter meeting, monthly
meeting for MN Network for Spiritual Progressives with peace activist Phil
Steger talking about his own spiritual journey into peace activism and the
current Iraq situation, Plymouth Church, 1900 Nicollett Ave, Mpls.
brucelissem [at]

Tuesday, 8/14, noon to 1:15, Congressman Jim Ramstad participated is
Humphrey Institute's Connecting with Government series, Cowles Auditorium,
301 - 19th Ave S, West Bank U of M, Mpls.

Thursday, 8/16, 11:30 am, U of M prof Martin Sampson speaks on "Turkey: A
Troubled Ally Spanning Europe and the Middle East," Town & Country Club, 300
Mississippi River Blvd N, St Paul.  $25 for luncheon, made out to AFSA, sent
to Malcolm McLean, 111 E Kellogg Blvd (2702), St Paul 55102..  Info

8/17 to 8/19, Youth Against War and Racism hosts an Antiwar Youth Training
Camp to teach counter-recruitment and organizing skills, Whitewater State
Park (2 hours from Twin Cities), Winona County.  Space limited, so email
Tyrus Thompson at tyrusathompson [at] or call at 651-210-5342 with
name, school, grade, email and phone number.  Sliding scale $20 to $50.
Space limited, but no one turned away because of money.

Saturday, 8/18, 8 to 3, yard sale to benefit Anti-War Committee, Bethany
Lutheran Church, 2511 E Franklin Ave, Mpls.  (Item drop off between 6 and 8
Friday night.)

Saturday, 8/18, 10 to 11;30 am, Kellie Germond presents a new documentary on
a Venezuelan co-op,  Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave,

Saturday, 8/18, 5 pm picnic, 6 pm musical review, MN chapter of the National
Lawyers' Guild hosts mid-summer salute to local defenders of freedom,
Minnehaha Park bandstand, Mpls.

Sunday, 8/19, 12:30 to 2 pm, Peace with Justice Forum presents speaker Mavis
Anderson speaking on "Cuba and the United States: Strands of a Failed
Policy," Central Lutheran Church, 3rd Ave and 12th St, Mpls.  $7 lunch
available; validated parking available in the Central parking ramp beside
church.  dhilden [at] or 612-825-1581.

Sunday, 8/19, 3 to 5 pm, IMPACT hosts 50 minute film and discussion of "Dr
David Korten: The Great Turning from Empire to Earth Community," about
responding to oil, climate and economic crises by turning away from empire
to sustainability, Acadia Cafe, Franklin and Nocollet Aves, Mpls.

Sunday, 8/19, 6 pm, Concerned Citizens hosts listening session with
potential US Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Mayo Park,
LeSueue, MN.  bruce [at] or

Monday, 8/20, 6:30 pm, free film "War Made Easy" about both Republican and
Democratic administrations and their strategies to promote militarism, St
Joan of Arc, Parish Center, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Monday, 8/20 (and every Monday), 5 to 7 pm, potluck, discussion at office of
potential U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, 3027 Holmes
Ave, Mpls.  612-216-4665.

Thursday, 8/23, 7 pm, NW Neighbors for Peace hosts Mikael Rudolph talking
about "Impeachment: Diversion or Essential for the Future Health of Our
Democracy?," Brookdale Library room C, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn

Saturday, 8/25, 9 to 10:30 am, Pax Christi Twin Cities invites all to
reflect and pray together to help sustain our nonviolent center, lead by Sr.
Mary White, St Joan of Arc Parish Center, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.
lynncibuzar [at]

Saturday, 8/25, 10 to 11:30 am, "From Mexico to Minnesota; From Minnesota to
Mexico," a presentation about the Mexican town of 30,000 called Axochiapan,
which has also sent 10,000 people to Minnesota (talk about the roots of
migration), Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.

Saturday, 8/25, 12:30 to 5 pm, Art of Peace festival at Loft Literary
Center, panels, exhibitions and workshops with authors including Roseanne
Bane, Heid Erdrich, Deborah Keenan and Victoria Safford, Open Book, 1011
Washington Ave S, Mpls.

Saturday, 8/25, 5 to 11 pm, Marv Davidov benefit 76th birthday fish fry,
$50/plate fresh-caught bass, wine, 2615 Park Ave, Mpls.  612-874-7715.
(McDonald sisters sing, Marv tells colorful stories.)

8/31 to 9/2, basic level Alternatives to Violence Project.

Monday, 8/27 (and every Monday), 5 to 7 pm, potluck, discussion at office of
potential U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, 3027 Holmes
Ave, Mpls.  612-216-4665.


Every Sunday, noon to 1 pm, peace vigil at Summit and Snelling, St Paul.

Every Sunday, 1 to 2 pm, St Crook 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, 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, Chisago City gathering for peace (chat, sing, run
around with the kids, share food), Moberg Park, Chisago City.

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, peace vigil at Lagoon and Hennepin, Uptown Mpls. 

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, Mounds View peace vigil, SE corner of Hwy 10 and
University Ave NE in Blaine.  vanka485 [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]

(More vigils are listed at  ) 

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