Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 06:56:26 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for October 13, 2007
   Movie: "In the Valley of Elah"
   Series: 5 weeks re religions and violence, every Monday
   For folks in Southern MN: Tim Walz's Iraq forums this afternoon
   Peace rally:  This Friday at Peavey Plaza, downtown Mpls
BUS TRIP HEADS UP:  Every year, the Vets for Peace takes a bus trip to a
Georgia vigil to close the School of the Americas, a torture-training
facility operated by the US military.  It is the singingest and most
spiritual of protest actions I know.  The bus leaves the morning of 11/16,
returning the evening of 11/19, with a night at a motel there.  Cost is $200
for the bus, plus motel ($25 and up) and food.  They are down to the last
dozen seats.  Contact Jim Steinhagen at 612-722-1112, or just send a check
to Veterans for Peace c/o Jim at 3300 Edmond Blvd, Mpls 55406.

10/5 to 10/11, film "In the Valley of Elah" about soldier on 1st weekend
back after Iraq who goes missing and is reported AWOL (Gone from the Lagoon,
but check the paper for mainstream locations).  (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.")

10/8 to 10/17, help needed to leaflet outside metro schools concerning the
November 16th Walkout, 8 to 8:45 am and 2:30 to 3:30 pm in the Mpls schools,
1:30 to 2:30 pm in the St Paul schools.  Contact Tyrus at 651-210-5342 if
you can help.

10/12 to 10/17, 7:15 and 9 pm, 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.

Saturday, 10/13, US Congressman Tim Walz holds public forums on Iraq, noon
at Dakota Meadows Middle School cafeteria, 1900 Howard St, North Mankato.
Then he holds 4 pm Iraq forkum at Rochester Public Library auditorium, 101 -
2nd St SE, Rochester.  (Rep. Walz won his recent election with strong
southern MN antiwar sentiment, but has consistently voted in favor of
special Iraq war appropriations.)

Saturday, 10/13, 1 pm, US Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
appears at McLeod County DFL Fall Festival, Biscay Bar and Grill, Biscan
between Hutchinson and Glencoe on Highway 22.

Saturday, 10/13, 5 pm, US Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
speaks at Freeborn County DFL Spaghetti Dinner, Fairland Building on the
Fairgrounds, Albert Lea.

Saturday, 10/13, 7 pm, Nonviolent Peaceforce presents Celtic author &
peacemaker John O'Donohue talking about his books "Anam Cara [Soul Friend]:
A Book of Celtic Wisdom," Spirit United Church, 3204 Como Ave SE, Mpls.
(Suggested donation: $25.)

Saturday, 10/13, 7:30 to 8:30 pm, US Senate peace candidate Jack
Nelson-Pallmeyer speaks at the DFL Senate districts 29 and 30 chili feed,
IBEW Union Hall, 9 - 30th St SE, Rochester.

Sunday, 10/14, 6:30 to 8, IMPACT participates in discussion of how to
sustain and protect a radical (in the sense of route causes) community,
Seward Cafe, 2129 E Franklin Ave, Mpls.  eric-angell [at] riseup.nct

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 U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, 3027 Holmes Ave, Mpls.

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 Stoltzfus,
Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Ave, St Paul. or

Tuesday, 10/16, 7 pm, civil disobedience training, May Day Books, 301 Cedar
Ave, Mpls.

Tuesday, 10/16, 7:30 pm, free sneak preview of film "Rendition" wherein an
American wife investigates her Egyptian-born husband's disappearance and
unorthodox interrogation, Oak St Cinema, 309 Oak St SE, Mpls.

Wednesday, 10/17, 7 pm, dramatic reading of the play "The Case for War: Was
It Fraudulent?" based on Elizabeth de la Vega's book "The United Status vs.
George W Bush," First Unitarian Society's eat and meet program ($7/adult
buffet dinner at 5:45), 900 Mt Curve, Mpls.  RSVP dinner at
madeline-mpls [at] or 952-854-2976.

Thursday, 10/18, 7 pm, Ahmad Hijazi, former major of the "oasis of peace in
Israel" Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, will speak at Hamline University,
Giddens Learning Center, 1556 Hewitt Ave, room 100E, St. Paul.  FFI
matt [at] or 651-917-0383.

Thursday, 10/18, 7 pm, film "The Fire Next Time" about conflict resolution
in Montana's Flathead Valley between developers, environmentalists,
anti-government extremists, Hamline University Klas Center, 1537 Taylor Ave,
St Paul.  ccfilmseries [at] or

Thursday, 10/18, 7 to 9 pm, Third Thursday Global Issues Forum presents "To
Impeach, or Not to Impeach?" with Mikael Rudolph (for) and Tim Penny
(against), Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave, Mpls (at
Lyndale & Hennepin).

Thursday, 10/18, 7:30 pm, lecture and book signing with Dr Phyllis Trible,
author of "Sarah, Hagar and Their Children: Jewish, Muslim and Christian
Perspectives," $15, St Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove St, Mpls.

Friday, 10/19, 5 pm, rally against the Iraq war, Peavey Plaza, 11th and
Nicollet Mall, Mpls. (Both the organizations Iraq Moratorium and General
Strike for Peace are urging people to "take a break" from their usual
activities--like work--on the 3rd Fridays of September, October and
November... and participate in antiwar activities.)

Friday, 10/19, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, vigil to end the occupation of Palestine,
Snelling & Summit Aves, St Paul.  Karen, 651-283-3495.

Friday, 10/19, 7 to 9 pm, Friends for a Nonviolent World hosts former major
Ahmad Hijazi of the bi-religious community in Israel called Neve
Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland
Ave, Mpls.  matt [at] or 651-917-0383.  Donations accepted.

Saturdays, 10/20 to 12/1, 1 to 2:30 pm, women's discussion group on
literature on war written by women "Women and War, Women in War," Hennepin
Ave United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave, Mpls. Books can be purchased
at Amazon Books.  $90 to $110 (sliding scale), with $35 deposit to Toni
McNaron, 3512 Holmes Ave, Mpls or questions at 612-824-8481.
10/20 to 10/27, week of nationally-coordinated local and regional
demonstrations against Iraq occupation.

Sunday, 10/21, 12:30 to 2 pm, the Peace with Justice Committee of the ELCA
Mpls and St Paul Area Synods host Colombia Lutheran World Relief worker Mary
Duvall talking about "Colombia - Sal y Luz Peace Churches Project," Central
Lutheran Church, 3rd Ave & 12th St, next to the Convention Center, Mpls.  $7
lunch available; validated parking available.  dhilden [at] or

Sunday, 10/21, 3 pm, documentary film premiere about one of WAMM's founders
"Marianne Hamilton: A Voice for Peace," MN Historical Society, 3M Screening
Room, 345 Kellogg Blvd W, St Paul. $8 for series from noon to 5 (film is 10
min).  Also at 3 pm will be the documentary "Their Own Drummer" about local
stalwarts Elmer Zoff and Phyllis Cohen in the Deluxe Theater.

Sunday, 10/21, 3 to 5 pm, Amnesty International presents Iran-America
Society president Jay Shahidi, talking about recent Iranian peace feelers,
Center for Victims of Torture, 717 E River Rd SE (corner Oak St), Mpls.
gabeo [at]

Monday, 10/22 (and every Monday), 5 to 7 pm, potluck, discussion at office
of U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, 3027 Holmes Ave, Mpls.

Monday 10/22, 7 to 9 pm, two Jewish perspectives on Peace and Violence in
Our Religious Traditions with Rabbi Morris Allen and Rabbi Adam Stock
Spilker, Hamline United Methodist Church, 1514 Englewood Ave, St Paul. or 651-789-3840.

Monday, 10/22, 7:30 pm, US Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
speaks at the Carleton College candidate forum, Carleton College, Concert
Hall, Northfield.

Tuesday, 10/23, 5:45 St Paul School Board meeting, 6:15 public commentary,
Youth Against War and Racism asks for support in urging the St Paul schools
to restrict military recruiters' access to high schools, 360 Colborne, St

Tuesday, 10/23, 7 pm, documentary "A Force More Powerful" about nonviolent
campaigns against police state dominance, Wm Mitchell College of Law,
Auditorium, 875 Summit Ave, St Paul.  ccfilmseries [at] or

Tuesday, 10/23, 7 pm, a panel of senior St Paul police officers and senior
peace activists discuss "The RNC, Community Policing and Moral Courage," U
of St Thomas, O'Shaughnessy Education Center auditorium, off Cleveland near
Summit, St Paul.

Wednesday, 10/24, 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.

Thursday, 10/24, 9 am registration, 9:30 and 10:45 workshops (with Am
Refugee Committee Connie Kamara, Center for Holocaust Studies Ellen Kennedy
and Center for Victims of Torture Douglas Johnson), noon luncheon and
keynote speaker Brian Steidle (author of Devil Came on Horseback), UN Rally
- Darfur, Darfur! at the Mpls Convention Center, 1301 - 2nd Ave S, Mpls. or 612-377-0214.

Thursday, 10/25, religion writer and speaker, as well as education
coordinator for Every Church a Peeace Church, Michael Hardin gives
presentations on "Mimetic Theory and Peacemaking," noon at Hamline United
Methodist Church (1514 Englewood Ave, St Paul) and 7 pm at St Martins Table
(2001 Riverside Ave, Mpls).  Bill Berneking, 952-473-7839.

Thursday, 10/25, 7 pm, documentary "Confronting the Truth" about the truth
and reconciliation process after conflicts in Peru, South Africa, East Timor
and Morocco, Humphrey Institute, Cowles Auditorium, 301 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.
ccfilmseries [at] or

Thursday, 10/25, 7 pm, Walker Arts Center and Mizna present Cooper Union
prof Walid Raad in a performance/lecture of writing and visual art dealing
with trauma, including the Lebanese wars from 1975 to 1991, Walker Arts
Center, 1750 Hennepin, Mpls.

Thursday, 10/25, 7:30 pm, US Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
speaks at the Kanabec County DFL fall fundraiser, History Center, 805 @
Forest, Mora, MN.

Thursday, 10/25, 7:30 pm author Ann Iverson reads from "Definite Space,"
exploring the tension around her son's deployment to Iraq, Magers & Quinn
Book, 3038 Hennepin, Mpls.

10/26 to 10/28, annual meeting of Citizens for Global Solutions with theme
"Steps on the Road to a Just and Enduring Peace," Humphrey Institute, West
Bank, Mpls.

10/26 to 11/1, film "Indoctrinate U" which explores the premise that
cultural diversity and sensitivity training at U.S. universities represent
thought control similar to fascism, Oak St Cinema, 309 Oak St SE, Mpls.

Friday, 10/26, 8 to 5, 1-day Nonviolent Atonement Seminar, exploring the
death of Jesus from a peace perspective, with speakers Greg Boyd, Michael
Hardin, J Denny Weaver and Tony Bartlett, Open Circle Church of the
Brethren, 2400 Highland Dr, Burnsville.  $40. or

Saturday, 10/27, noon, demonstration: Bring the Troops Home Now!, Hiawatha &
Lake St, Mpls. or 612-379-3899.  (Or, for
$75, you can take a bus at 4 am from Joan of Arc, march in Chicago at 1 pm,
and be back at St Joan's around midnight.  Call 612-823-8205 for details.
For general Chicago info, go to

Sunday, 10/28, 2 pm, US Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer appears
at the candidate forum sponsored by Crow Wing and Cass County DFL, Breezy
Point Convention Center, 9252 Breezy Point Dr, Breezy Point, MN (near

Sunday, 10/28, 5 to 8:30 pm, US Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
appears at the Paul and Sheila Wellstone dinner and poetry contest, St Cloud
Civic Center, 10 S 4th Ave, St Cloud. or

Monday, 10/29 (and every Monday), 5 to 7 pm, potluck, discussion at office
of U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, 3027 Holmes Ave, Mpls.

Monday, 10/29, 7 to 9 pm, two Muslim perspectives on Peace and Violence in
Our Religious Traditions with Imam Hesham Hussein and Imam Makram Nu'Man
El-Amin, Temple of Aaron, 616 Mississippi Blvd, St Paul. or 651-789-3840.

Thursday, 11/1, 7 pm, documentary "Greensboro: Closer to the Truth" about
the first truth and reconciliation process following the massacre in
Greensboro NC, Hamline University Klas Center, 1537 Taylor Ave, St Paul.
ccfilmseries [at] or

11/2 to 11/4, 2nd annual satellite Northland Bioneers conference with
musician and A Single Drop founder Gemma Bulos, Eureka Recycling CEO Susan
Hubbard, musical performer Michael Monroe, exhibitions, etc, UAW training
center across from the Ford plant, St Paul. or

11/2 to 11/4, 7:15 and 9 pm, film "Steal a Pencil for Me" about a love
triangle in a Nazi concentration camp, Oak St Cinema, 309 Oak St SE, Mpls.

Friday, 11/2, 7 pm,  Sinan Antoon gives a publication reading of "I'jaam: An
Iraqi Rhapsody," written by a young man in detention under Saddam,
Playwright's Center, 2301 E Franklin Ave, Mpls.

Saturday, 11/3, 10 to 11:30 am, meeting of Homeless Veterans for Peace,
Peacehouse, 510 E Franklin, Mpls.  Bob 612-789-9020.

Saturday, 11/3, 2 to 4 pm, WAMM, 3rd CD Peace Campaign and NW Neighbors for
Peace host Dr Omid Mohsenj of the U of M graduate faculty speaking on "Is
Iran Next?" to help us understand the escalating crisis, St. Joseph's
Parish, 8701 - 36th Ave N., New Hope.

Saturday, 11/3, 3 pm, free sneak preview of Robert Redford film "Lions for
Lambs" in which two idealistic college students join the battle in
Afghanistan, Oak St Cinema, 309 Oak St SE, Mpls.

Monday, 11/5, 7 to 9 pm, Quaker and Baha'i perspectives on Peace and
Violence in Our Religious Traditions with Michael Bishoff and Dr Roya Majid,
Majid Al-Salaam, 1460 Skillman Ave, Maplewood. or

11/5 to 11/7, 7 and 9 pm, documentary "Body of War" about the story hidden
in homes around the nation, a young soldier in Iraq takes a bullet to the
spine on his first week there and returns paralyzed, Oak St Cinema, 309 Oak
St SE, Mpls.


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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