Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 00:05:02 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for September 24, 2007
   Tuesday's film "Encounter Point" on Israel/Palestine.
   Friday's bus ride to DC, if you can do a long bus trip.
   Film "In the Valley of Elah." about effects of war.
   Any of this weekend's "Army of None" events, re counter-recruitment.
   This weekend's Progressive Promise at Augsburg, if you do lefty DFL
LAST CHANCE: 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. (At writing, only 5 seats

8/31 to 9/27, film "No End in Sight" about the incompetence, recklessness
and venality that led to Iraq's descent into chaos, Edina Cinema, 3911 W
50th St, Edina.  (Quick review: an
excellent overview of the deadly mistakes of the occupation, with revealing
interviews of the insider critics, but the formerly pro-invasion director
doesn't really address the morality or wisdom of the war itself.)

9/4 to 10/1, WAMM and Iraq-MN Art Project sponsors "Watercolors and Oils:
Inside Iraq: Rhythms of Daily Life" by artists from Najaf and Karbala, Dunn
Bros Coffee Schop, 3348 Hennepin Ave S, Mpls.  952-545-9981.

9/21 to 9/27, film "In the Valley of Elah" about soldier on 1st weekend back
after Iraq who goes missing and is reported AWOL, Lagoon Cinema, 1320 Lagoon
Ave, Uptown Mpls.  (Brief review: a tense and
nuanced film that contrasts the wrenching changes that war makes on warriors
and those around them.  Grizzly at times, but highly recommended.)

9/21 to 10/28, free exhibit of photos, paintings and drawing on war themes
"War Mediated/I Will Follow You into the Dark," Mpls Institute of Art, 2400
- 3rd Ave S, Mpls. or 612-8870-3131.  (The Strib
review says that "the actors in these denatured dramas seem always to be
gazing into a void, confronting not some mortal peril, but nothingness.")

9/22 to 9/29, encampment in front of Congress to shut off the war funds,
with grassroots congress on 9/28 and mass march on 9/29.  Troops Out Now
Coalition, and

Tuesday, 9/25, 6:30 pm, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
initiates a book club with discussion of "Confessions of an Economic Hit
Man."  FFF and location, CorinKagan [at]

Tuesday, 9/25, 7 to 9 pm free documentary film "Encounter Point" about
thousands of Palestinians and Israelis who risk their lives for nonviolent
grassroots solution, Mondale Hall, room 25, 229 - 19th Ave S, Mpls. or 612-624-2921.

Tuesday, 9/25, 7 to 8:30 pm, DFL Senate District 39 hosts potential U.S,
Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Wentworth Library, 299 E
Wentworth, West St. Paul.  Tom Norris at 612-817-7226.

Wednesday, 9/26, 8 am, People of Faith host United Seminary prof Chris Smith
and pastor Don Christenson speaking on "Immersion Cross Cultural Education:
Indulging the Privileged or Political Radicalization?' St Martin's Table,
2001 Riverside Ave, Mpls.  cmasters [at]

Wednesday, 9/26, 11:30 am, Jewish Community Relations Council sponsors
Clinton Special Middle East coordinator Dennis Ross to speak on "Restoring
America's Standing in the Middle East," $45 w/luncheon, Minneapolis Club,
729 - 2nd Ave S, Mpls.  Register at

Wednesday, 9/26, 2:30 pm picket and press conference, then 3 pm to the
council meeting, "We Demand the Right to Protest Iraq at the RNC!"  in order
to receive a march permit for the Republican National Convention next year,
St Paul City Hall, 15 Kellogg Blvd W, St Paul.  info [at] 

Wednesday, 9/26, 4 pm, Cambridge architecture prof Wendy Pullan speaks on
"Spatial manifestations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in
Jerusalem,"Nolte Center for continuing Eduation, room 125, 315 Pillsbury Dr
SE, East Bank U of M, Minneapolis. or 612-624-2921.

Wednesday, 9/26, 7 to 8:30 pm, Andrew Kohut, director of the most extensive
global surveys of public attitudes toward the U.S, reports on the
implications of worldwide loss of respect for the US in "They Don't Like Us:
Global Attitudes Toward the U.S." Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Center, 301 -
19th Ave S, Mpls.

9/27 to 9/30, 9 am to 5:30 pm, Doctors Without Borders hosts "A Refugee Camp
in the Heart of the City" (allow 40 to 60 minutes for the tour),
illustrating materials used in emergency medical work in hotspots like
Afghanistan, Colombia, the Congo or Sudan, Loring Park,Willow St at Yale Pl,

Thursday, 9/27, 6:30 pm, "Army of None" authors Aimee Allison and David
Solnit speak about countering military recruitment in our schools, May Day
Books, 301 Cedar Ave S, Mpls.  612-333-4719.

Thursday, 9/27, 4:30, Duke University Islamic Studies prof Bruce Lawrence
speaks on "Osama Bin Laden, The Man and the Myth," Hill Ballroom, Kagin
Commons, Macalester College, Grand just west of Snelling, St Paul.  (No
tickets required.)

Thursday, 9/27, 7 to 9:30 pm, first of four sessions in Macalester EXCO
(experimental college) class on "Nonviolence and Anarchism: An
Intergenerational Dialog," focusing on the uptoming protests of the
Republican National Convention and taught by Betsy Raasch-Gillman and Rob
Czernik.  Classes alternate between Jack Pine Center in Mpls and Friends for
a Nonviolent World in St Paul.  (space

Thursday, 9/27, 7 to 9 pm free documentary film "Encounter Point" about
thousands of Palestinians and Israelis who risk their lives for nonviolent
grassroots solution, Atwood Memorial Student Union, glacier Room, St Cloud

9/28 to 10/4, documentary "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song," about singer and
activist for peace, unions civil rights and ecology, banned from t.v. for 17
years, Edina Cinema, 3911W 50th St, Edina.

Friday, 9/28, to Sunday, 9/30, bus trip to DC to stop Iraq occupation with  Cost is $175 per person.  Bus leaves Friday
morning, back on Sunday evening, sleep in the bus.  More info at
bus [at] or

Friday, 9/28, morning or afternoon, schools interested in bringing "Army of
None" (on counter-recruitment) authors to their schools should contact Ty as
soon as possible at 612-760-1980.

Friday, 9/28, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, poli sci prof Andrew Latham speaks on
"Globalization and War: Toward a Polemology' of World Order Transformation,"
Gliddens Learning Center, room 1S, Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Ave, St

Friday, 9/28, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, vigil to end the occupation of Palestine,
Snelling & Summit Aves, St Paul.  Karen, 651-283-3495.

Friday, 9/29, 7 and 9 pm, film "The Devil Came on Horseback" about Marine
Captain Brian Steidle who, over 18 months in Darfur, learns to change the
world through peaceful means while as military observer for the African
Union, Bell Auditorium 10 Church St SE, Mpls. or

Friday, 9/28, 7:30 pm, Magers and Quinn hosts peace activists David Solnit
and Aimee Allison talking about their book "Army of None," a comprehensive
guide to counter-recruitment, $5, Lyndale United Church of Christ, 810 W
31st St (at Aldrich), Mpls.  david.unowsky [at]

9/29 and 9/30, statewide progressive conference "Progressive Promise 2008"
Augsburg College, Riverside and 22nd Ave, Mpls.  (A DFL-Progressive Caucus
general meeting is scheduled on Sunday and the Candidate Forum--with all 4
Senate candidates--is at 3 pm on Sunday.)  Details at http:// or bnanc [at]

Saturday, 9/29, 8:30 am to 4 pm, Pax Christi MN Assembly focuses on
understanding the Palestinian/Israeli conflict with panelists and speakers
who have spent significant time in Palestine, including Rev John Darlington,
Wendy Kaufyn, Lorin Peters, Florence Steichen and others, College of St
Benedict, Gorecki Conference Center, 37 S College Ave, St Joseph. MN info
from steichenfm [at] or or

Saturday, 9/29, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, League of MN Human Rights Commissions
Conference, Grand Casino-Mille Lacs Convention Center, 777 Grand Ave,
Onamia.  $75.

Saturday, 9/29, 1 to 3 pm, Merriam Park and Crocus Hill/W7th Neighbors for
Peace host Aimee Allison and David Solnit giving a counter-recruitment
workshop and talking about their book "Army of None," Rondo Library, 461 N
Dale St (at University), St Paul.

Sunday, 9/30, 1 to 4:45 pm, Presbyterian Church of the Apostles hosts family
event "Called to Be Peacemakers" with St Thomas peace professor Jack
Nelson-Pallmeyer speaking on "Choosing a Visionary Path to Peace" and Bharat
Parekh speaking on "United Nations Millennium Goals," plus children's
program, childcare for under 3, workshops and a Peace Fair (exhibits), 701 E
130 St, Burnsville.  952-890 7877.

Sunday, 9/30, 5 to 8 pm, WAMM silent auction (with complementary buffet), St
Joan of Arc Church, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Sunday, 9/30, 7 pm, fundraiser for St Anthony Park Neighbors for Peace,
featuring The Mamas in concert, St Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como
Ave. St Paul.

Sunday, 9/30, 7 to 9 pm, the DFL Education Foundation presents roundtable
discussion "Vietnam: The War and Asia and in the DFL and What It Means Now"
with McCarthy supporter and antiwar activist Vance Opperman and 1968 DFL
party chair Warren Spannaus, Ukranian Event Center, 301 Main St NE, Mpls.

Monday, 10/1 (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, 10/1, 7:30 pm, play "Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the
Dark," the stories of over 50 human rights activists around the world,
Children's Theater, 2400 - 34d Ave S, Mpls. or tickets at 612-874-0400.

Tuesday, 10/2, 7 am, second annual action on the birth of Mahatma Gandhi,
Peace Conversion with no loss of jobs at Alliant Techsystems, 5050 Lincoln
Dr, Edina.  (Requested: bring a small toy or doll for a local family

Tuesday, 10/2, 5:30 pm, the Citizens League sponsors program "Civic Minds:
New Thinking on Civic Life" concentrating on the Warrior to Citizen
campaign, which attempts to integrate returning vets into civic leadership,
Humphrey Center atrium, 301 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

Tuesday, 10/2, 7:30 pm, readings from book "Poems from Guantanamo: The
Detainees Speak," Magers and Quinn Books, 3038 Hennepin, Mpls.

Tuesday, 10/2, all day, the U.N. has declared this day as the International
Day of Non-Violence.

Tuesday, 10/2, 11:30 to 1 pm, lecture "America's Civil Liberties: The First
Casualty of a Nation at War," Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, 2800 LaSalle
Plaza, 800 LaSalle Ave, Mpls.

Wednesday, 10/3, 7 pm, Center for the Victims of  Torture presents film "The
Secret Life of Words" about a young torture survivor making her way after
unspeakable trauma, with discussion afterward led by Douglas Johnson, Dr
Rosa Garcia-Peltoniemi and Dr Steven Miles, 3M Auditorium, Carlson School of
Management, U of M West Bank, 321 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

Thursday, 10/4, 7 pm, Every Church a Peace Church hosts the National Board
of Directors with a reception and then a preview of the play "A Just War
Review," DANEBO, one block south of Lake St, juist off River Road, Mpls.

10/5 to 10/7, 7 and 8:45 pm, film "War Made Easy" about 50-year pattern of
government deception that has dragged the US into one war after another, Oak
St Cinema, 309 Oak St SE, Mpls.

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

Saturday,10/6, 10 to noon, discussion about how to "Walk Away from the
King,"  the "king" being the endless growth paradigm that is destroying the
environment, Merriam Park Library, Fairview & Marshall, St Paul.
alteravista [at]

Saturday, 10/6,.2 to 5 p.m., town hall meeting to protest the 2008
Republican National Convention, Macalester College Chapel, just west of
Snelling on Grand, St Paul. or
kimdefranco [at]

Saturday, 10/6, 8 pm, Chris Finan discusses his new book "From the Palmer
Raids to the PATRIOT Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America
," Magers and Quinn Books, 3038 Hennepin, Mpls.

Sunday, 10/7, 3 pm, Willy Rodriguez, last person out of the World Trade
Center before the collapse, describes hearing explosions before the planes
hit, Welstone Center/Neighborhood House, 179 Roble, St E, West Side of St
Paul. or 651-633-4410.  (Event conducted in Spanish.)

Sunday, 10/7, Interfaith Walk for Dialog on Mercy and Forgiveness, starting
at Rochester Islamic Center, by Sts Anargyoi Orthodox, then Calvary
Episcopal and B'nai Israel, Rochester.  FFI or Lois
at 507-288-0894.

Sunday, 10/7, 4 pm, Lowell and Carol Erdahl receive the Hawkinson Peace and
Justice Award for lifelong involvement in peace and social justice causes,
Univ Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 - 13th Ave SE, Mpls.  612-331-8125.

Sunday, 10/7, 7 pm, key-holding maintenance worker and last person out of
the World Trade Center before the collapse, talks of hearing unmistakable
explosions before the plances hit, First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont
Ave S, Mpls. or 651-633-4410.  (Event conducted in

Monday, 10/8, all day, Network of Spiritual Progressives calls for an
interfaith fast for peace.  Details at or

Monday, 10/8 (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, 10/8, 6:30 to 9 pm, free program introducing the interfaith dialogue
series "Peace and Violence in Our Religious Traditions" with Rabbi Amy
Ellberg and Iftar (breaking the fast of Ramadan dinner) as part of A Sacred
Season of Peace-Making, Masjid (mosque) An-Nur, 1729 Lyndale Ave N, Mpls. or 651-789-3840.  The entire series includes:
   10/8 - Ifter and intro to the series at a mosque
   10/15 - Christian perspectives at a synagogue
   10/22 - Jewish perspectives at a church
   10/29 - Muslim perspectives at a synagogue
   11/5 - Baha"i and Quaker perspectives at a mosque
   11/12 - Continuing the dialogue, Creating a culture of peace

Monday, 10/8, 6:30 pm snacks and conversation,, 7 pm chapter meeting,
monthly meeting for MN Network for Spiritual Progressives (MN Sen John Marty
speaks), Plymouth Church, 1900 Nicollett Ave, Mpls.  brucelissem [at]

Monday, 10/8 (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, 10/8, 7 pm, Palestinian-American and Electronic Intifada editor Ali
Abunimah speaks on his book "One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the
Israeli-Palestinian Impasse," Anderson Hall 210, 257 - 19th Ave SE, West
Bank U of M, Mpls.  eric-angell [at]

Tuesday, 10/9, noon to 1 pm, social activist Dr Fouzia Saeed talks on "The
Women's Movement in Pakistan," Briggs & Morgan, Minnesota Room, 2200 IDS
Center, 30 S 8th St, Mpls.  Free but registrationb required by 10/5 with
cjones [at] or 612-977-8126.

Tuesday, 10/9, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Ty Moore of Youth Against War and Racism
speaks to Pax Salon about the Army's recruitment in our high schools, Mad
Hatters Tea House, 943 W 7th , St Paul.  pattypax [at]

Tuesday, 10/9, 7 and 8:45 pm, film "War Made Easy" about 50-year pattern of
government deception that has dragged the US into one war after another, Oak
St Cinema, 309 Oak St SE, Mpls.

Wednesday, 10/10, 8 am, People of Faith Peacemakers host longtime social
justice activists Ruth and Loren Halvorson talking about "Journey Inward and
Journey Outward: Sustaining Social Transformation Through Prayer and
Meditation,"  St Martin's Table, 2001 Riverside, Mpls.

Wednesday, 10/10, 7 to 8:30, Red Wing Vets for Peace meeting at home of
Charles Nicolosi, Red Wing.  tuvecino [at]

Thursday, 10/11, noon, Westminster Town Hall Forum hosts human rights
advocate Kerry Kennedy, addresses "Speaking Truth to Power" discussing over
40 human rights delegations to over 30 countries, Westminster Presbyterian
Church, 1200 Marquette Ave, Mpls.

Thursday, 10/11, 6:30 pm, initial meeting of Community of Purpose with
potluck and reflections for those combatting burnout, isolation and feelings
of powerlessness, Twin Cities Friends Meetinghouse, 1726 Grand Ave, St Paul.
MichaelLuickThrams [at] or 651-373-9673.

Thursday, 10/11, 7 pm Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet's 11th day prayer
for peace, 1890 Randolph Ave, St Paul. or 651-690-7079.

Thursday, 10/11, 7 and 8:45 pm, film "War Made Easy" about 50-year pattern
of government deception that has dragged the US into one war after another,
Oak St Cinema, 309 Oak St SE, Mpls.

Thursday, 10/11, 7:30 pm, the Genocide Intervention Network presents Dr. Sam
Totten speaking on "Darfur: Documentiing a Genocide," room 25, Law School,
229 - 19th Ave S, West Bank U of M Minneapolis.  Free.

Friday, 10/12, 8 pm, Dr Sam Totten speaking on Darfur: Documenting a
Genocide," Congregation Shir Tikvah, 500 Girard Ave S, Mpls.

10/12 to 10/14, basic level Alternatives to Violence Project, Twin Cities
Friends Meetinghouse, 1725 Grand Ave, St Paul. or avp [at]

10/12 to 10/17, documentary "The Devil Came on Horseback" about Marine
Captain Brian Steidle who, over 18 months in Darfur, learns to change the
world through peaceful means while as military observer for the African
Union, Bell Auditorium 10 Church St SE, Mpls.

Saturday, 10/13, 10 am to 5 pm, Camp Darfur exhibit, MN State Capitol Mall,
75 Dr M L King Blvd, St Paul.

Sunday,10/14, 6 to 8:30 pm (and the 2nd Sunday of each month), Veterans for
Peace chapter 27 meeting, St Stephens School basement, 2130 Clinton Ave S,
Mpls.  John at 952-448-2664.

Monday, 10/15, 6:30 pm, free film "Legacy of Torture" including use against
Black Panthers and US penal institutions that led to later Abu Ghraib and
Guantanamo, St Joan of Arc, Hospitality Hall, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Monday, 10/15 (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, 10/15, 7 to 9 pm, two Christian perspectives on Peace and Violence
in Our Religious Traditions, with Sr Sharon Howell and Dr Philip Stoltzfuz,
Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Ave, St Paul. or


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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