Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 23:23:45 -0800 (PST)
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check your party or your candidate's websites for online resources for
organizing and resolutions.  See the remaining few training sessions
immediately after the calendar.

Peace Calendar for February 2, 2008
   Precinct caucuses: attend, run for SD delegate, support Jack.
   Party: the Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer bash on Sunday (click on if you don't know Jack)
   Movie: Persepolis, at the Uptown.

12/21 to 2/7, from the novel by Khaled Hosseini, the film "Kite Runner"
about 2 childhood friends in Afghanistan torn apart by a fearful betrayal,
Edina Cinema, 3911 W 50th St, Edina.

1/18 to 2/7, film "Persepolis," a coming-of-age story about 9-year-old girl
dealing with rise of fundamentalism in Iran, then prejudice when she flees
to Austria, Uptown Theater, Hennepin and Lagoon, Mpls. (Editor has seen and highly recommends.)
1/21 to 2/15, play "The Meeting" about encounter between Malcom X and ML
King debating nonviolence and other tactics of the civil rights movement,
$15, the History Theatre, 30 E 10th St, St Paul. or 651-292-4323.

1/26 to 5/4, Minnesota History Center hosts exhibit "The Enemy Within:
Terror in America - 1776 to Today," detailing responses to attacks from a
Washington kidnap plot to the World Trade Center attack, $8 adults, MN
History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd W, St Paul. or

2/1 to 2/7, film "Nanking" about WWII Japanese invasion of China and attempt
by unarmed Westerners to establish a Safety Zone for 200,000 Chinese
refugees, Lagoon Theater, 1320 Lagoon Ave, Mpls.

Saturdays, during February and March, exhibit of Roman Vishniac's
photographs of the ghettoes of Eastern Europe, the last record of Jews
destroyed in the Holocaust, The Basilica, between 16th and 17th Streets on
Hennepin, Mpls.

Saturday, 2/2, Ground Hog Day.  If George W sees a Muslim shadow, you won't
see  your civil liberties again for 6 more years.

Saturday, 2/2, 9:30 am, a Republican National Convention protest group named
True Blue Minnesota meets with SPPD Ast Chief Matt Bostrom at the Mad
Hatter, 943 W 7th St, St. Paul.

Saturday, 2/2, 9 to 10:30 am, DFL Senate District 19 hosts meet and greet
with US Senate candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Discovery School, 301 NE 2nd
Ave, Buffalo.

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

Saturday, 2/2, 6 to 8 pm, Goodhue County DFL sponsors meet and greet with US
Senate candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, The Hobgoblin, 920 Highway 19, Red

Sunday, 2/3, noon to 2 pm, Winona Councy DFL, Fillmore County DFL and
Houston County DFL sponsor US Senate candidate forum including peace
candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Winona State University, Somsen Audotorium,
Winona.  Map at

Sunday, 2/3, 4 pm, all Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer for US Senate supporters are
invited to a pre-caucus/SuperBowl party, with big-screen t.v., swim pool,
caucus info, materials to help organize, lots of food, Park Plaza Hotel,
4460 W 78th St Circle (78th St & France), Bloomington.  Jack speaks at 4:30
and halftime, or watch the webcast linked at

Monday, 2/4, 4 pm, Institute of Advanced Study hosts roundtable discussion
of the Minnesota Caucuses with Sally Kennedy (Humphrey Institute), Jeffrey
Lomonaco (political science prof), Joshua Winters (MN Council Nonprofits)
and Tim Wulling (Peace in the Precincts), 125 Nolte Center, 315 Pullsbury Dr
SE, U of M East Bank, Mpls.

Tuesday, 2/5, 7 to 9 pm, Minnesota Precinct Caucuses for DFL, Republican and
Interdependence Party (Greens have March convention).  If you want to have a
candidate of your choice on the ballot, this is the place to start and the
Senate District conventions are the place to continue.  For caucus
locations, go to  For peace
resolutions, go to  For various
progressive resolutions, go to

Wednesday, 2/6, 4 pm, former Doctors Without Borders president and Nobel
Peace Prize winner James Orbinski talks about medical humanitarianism,
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Institute, U of M, 301 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

Wednesday, 2/6, 7 to 10 pm, PBS film "Ghosts of Rwanda," room 25 Mondale
Hall, 229 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.  humanrts [at]

Thursday, 2/7, 4 pm, Yale East Asian languages prof John Treat speaks on
"Korea under Japanese Colonialism" concerning the decision to either resist
or collaborate (1910--1945), 125 Nolte Center, 315 Pullsbury Dr SE, U of M
East Bank, Mpls.

Thursday, 2/7, 6 to 8 pm, Philippe Furstenberg (special agent to State
Dept's Diplomatic Security Servive and MN Joint Terrorism Task Force) speaks
on "Protecting U.S. Interests Abroad" as an intorduction to the Overseas
Advisory Security Council, Windows on MN, top floor of IDS, downtown Mpls.

Friday, 2/8, 4:15 to 5:30 pm, vigil to end US military/political support of
the Israeli occupation of Palestine, corner Summit and Snelling, St Paul.

2/8 to 2/14, documentary film "Taxi to the Dark Side" exploring the homicide
under torture at the Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan, by the director
of "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," Lagoon Theater, 1320 Lagoon Ave,

2/9 and 2/10, organizers conference to plan the demonstration at the RNC,
Carlson School Bldg, 321 - 19th Ave S, U of M West Bank, Mpls.
http:/// or 612-234-8774.  (Housing needed, call
612-379-4716 or 612-929-0802.)

Saturday, 2/9, 9:30 coffee, 10 am program, Middle East Peace Now presents
short film "The Easiest Targets - The Israeli Policy of Strip Searching
Women and Children," Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer, 5440 Penn Ave
S, Mpls.  steichenfm [at] or 651-696-1642.

Saturday, 2/9, 10 to noon, Karen Redleaf and others present program "Focus
on the 2008 Republican National Convention" for the Women's International
League of Peace and Freedom, Van Cleve Community Center, 901 - 15th Ave SE,
Mpls. or 651-633-4410.

Sunday, 2/10, 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, 2/11, 6:30 pm Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet's 11th day prayer
for peace, 1890 Randolph Ave, St Paul. or 651-690-7079.

Monday, 2/11, 6:30 pm, monthly meeting of Network of Spiritual Progressives,
Plymouth Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave, Mpls.

Monday, 2/11, 7 pm, Greg Mortenson, author of book "Three Cups of Tea: One
Man's Mission to to Promote Peace...One School at a Time," (in Afghanistan
and Pakistan) speaks at John Marshall HS auditorium, Rochester.

Tuesday, 2/12, noon to 1 pm, Battered Women's Justice Project speakers
Loretta Frederick and Connie Sponsler talk about "Domestic Violence in the
U.S. Military," Briggs & Morgan, MN Room, 2200 IDS Center, 80 S 8th St,
Mpls.  (CLE credit.)

Tuesday, 2/12, 5:30 pm, public comments to support the resolution to
restrict military recruitment in the Mpls Public Schools, school board
meeting, 807 NE Broadway, Mpls. or Ty at 612-760-1980.

Wednesday, 2/13, noon, Iraq Veterans Against the War teach-in, UWS Rothwell
Student Center, rm. 111, Superior, Wisc.  daniel5points [at] gmail or
northlandiguana [at]

Wednesday, 2/13, 6 pm, Iraq Veterans Against the War teach-in, UMD, Duluth.
daniel5points [at]

Thursday, 2/14, 7 pm, NW Neighbors for Peace hosts U of M prof Dr DJ Mulla
talking about "The Role of Water in Middle East Conflicts," Plymouth
Presbyterian Church, 3755 Dunkirk Lane N (north of intersection Co Rd 9 and
Hwy 55), Plymouth.

2/15 to 2/17 (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon), basic level Alternatives
to Violence Project (AVP) workshop, Walker Community Church, 3104 - 16th Ave
S, Mpls.  $75 to $150, sliding scale.  FFI, go to or
write to AVPErika [at] or 651-644-5851.

2/15 to 2/21, film "Caramel" about 5 women in a Beirut beauty salon, a
microcosm of the city, Edina Cinema, 3911 W 50th St, Edina.

Sunday, 2/17, 12:15 to 2 pm, the Peace with Justice Committee of the Mpls/St
Paul ELCA presents Karen Redleaf talking about "When is Criticism of Israel
Anti-Semitic: Always, Never, Sometimes," Central Lutheran Church, 3rd Ave &
12th St (next to Mpls Convention Center), Mpls.  $7 lunch available;
validated parking in the Central lot/ramp.  dhilden [at] or

Sunday, 2/17, 2 pm, German film (1946) "The Murderers Are Among Us" of a
woman returning from a concentration camp to find a Dr Hans Mertins living
in her apartment and refusing to leave, Landmark Center's Weyerhaeuser
Auditorium, 75 W 5th St, St Paul.

Sunday, 2/17, 6:30 pm, Colonel (Ret.) and diplomat Ann Wright speaks on
"Dissent: Voices of Conscience" as government insiders speak out against the
war in Iraq, Davis Lecture Hall, Campus Center, Macalester College, 1600
Grand Ave, St Paul.

Monday, 2/18, 6:30 pm, free film "Iraq in Fragments," St Joan of Arc Church,
Hospitality Hall, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.
(Editor's review can be found at

Monday, 2/18, 7 pm, mnpACT presents Retired Col Ann Wright (who resigned
from Bush admin in the eve of the Iraq invasion) speaking on "Woman Warrior:
My Personal Journey of Conscience," Open Circle Church, 2400 Highland Dr,

Tuesday, 2/19, 9:30 am to 8  pm, Peace and War in the Heartland presents 10
am virtual draft performed by Heart of the Beast; 11 am conversation between
Lutheran bishop, a rabbi and an Islamic scholar on "War and Peace: How does
God call me to serve?"; a panel of veterans at 12:30; a history talk
"National Identity Crisis: Is America God's Chosen Nation?" at 1:30; more
veterans speaking at 3 pm; a law prof talking on "Constitutional Crisis: the
dangers of an Imperial Presidency" at 5 pm,; and a bioethics prof talking on
"Has America become a torture state?" at 6:30 pm, Coffman Union, Great Hall,
300 Washington Ave SE, Mpls.

Tuesday, 2/19, 7:30 pm, Col (Ret.) Ann Wright discusses her new book
"Dissent: Voices of Conscience," Magers and Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin
Ave S, Mpls.  info [at]

Wednesday, 2/20, "Women and War" series with the draft starting at 10 am,
with Gulf War I vet Chante Wolf talking on "Women Warriors: Is this
Equality?" at noon, with WAMM's Mary Beaudoin talking on "The hidden costs
of war: civilians and the environment" at 2 pm, with MN Rep. Karen Clark
moderating a panel discussion at 4 pm, and with Ann Wright talking on "My
personal journey" at 5:30 pm, East Commons, Augsburg College, Christensen
Center, 2211 Riverside Ave, Mpls.

Wednesday, 2/20, 7:30 pm, Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis talks about his new book
"The Great Awakening," First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Ave S, Mpls.
info [at]

Thursday, 2/21, noon to a pm, Christian activist Jim Wallis speaks on
"Reclaiming Government as a Source for Good," Weyerhaeuser Chapel,
Macalester College, Grand & Snelling, St. Paul.

Thursday, 2/21, 7 pm, German film "The Tin Drum" about a young boy growing
up in Danzig during the rise of Nazism who decides to stop growing and
communicates only by banging on his tin drum, Landmark Center's Weyerhaeuser
Auditorium, 75 W 5th St, St Paul.

2/21 to 3/9, the History Theatre presents the play "Peace Crimes: The
Minnesota 8 vs. the War,"  Rarig Center, U of M West Bank, 330 - 21st Ave S,
Mpls.  Tickets at or 651-292-4323.

Saturday, 2/23, 9 am to 4:30 pm, free workshop "Rwanda and the Holocaust: A
comparative Perspective," U of M Law School, 25 Mondale Hall, 229 - 19th Ave
S, Mpls (morning at the U, afternoon at the Science Museum).  Register at

Saturday, 2/23, 6:30 pm celebration, 8 pm play, Minnesota 8 hosts
celebration and play "Peace Crimes: The Minnesota 8 vs. the War," Rarig
Center, U of M West Bank, 330 - 21st Ave S, Mpls.  Tickets at or 651-292-4323.  (Note: you do not have to
attend the play in order to attend the celebration.  The play will be shown
other nights.)

Sunday, 2/24, 1:30 pm, Alice Musbabenda, an orphan survivor of the Rwandan
genocide speaks at "Rwanda and the Holocaust: Testimonies and Photographs,"
Basilica of St Mary, 88 N 17th St, Mpls.
2/24 to 3/6, play "Peace Crimes: the Minnesota 8 vs. the war," Rarig Center,
330 - 21st Ave S, Mpls.

Mondays, starting 2/25, Macalester College's experimental college EXCO
offers free class "Nonviolence and Anarchism: An Intergenerational Dialog"
with Betsy Raasch-Gillman and Rob Czernik, to discuss differing social
change philosophies prior to the 9/1 Republican National Convention.  Space
limited.  Sign up at



 (These apply to DFL, Republican or Independence Party caucuses on 2/5.
Green caucuses are held in March.  Please feel free to submit other training
events to the peace calendar.)

(A collection of progressive resolutions can be found at  An online guide to the precinct
caucuses can be found at

Saturday, 2/2, 10 am, DFL CD 5 hosts precinct caucus training, Mpls
Federation of Teachers local 59, 67 - 8th Ave NE, Mpls.  rzimbro [at]

Saturday, 2/2, 2 to 4 pm, MN Network for Progressive Action conducts
precinct caucus and convention training, Heritage Library, Lakeville.


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 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 Tuesday, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, Peace vigil at 98th St. and Lyndale,
Bloomington.  952-831-4276.

Every Tuesday, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, peace vigil outside John Kline's office at
intersection of Burnsville Parkway and Nicollet, Burnsville.
family4peace [at]

Every Tuesday, 5 to 6 pm (all year), east end of Franklin bridge over the
Mississippi River, Mpls. carolynbelle [at]

Every Tuesday, 4 to 5 pm (new winter hours), 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, noon to 1, peace vigil across from the post office,
Mankato.  richard.wintersteen [at]

Every Wednesday, 4:30 to 5:30 pm (winter hours), Grandmothers for Peace
vigil, 50th and Halifax, Edina (just west of France).

Every Wednesday, 4:30 to 5:30 pm (winter hours), 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, 5 to 6 pm, Chisago City gathering for peace, Moberg Park on
Hwy 8, Chisago City.  AARONWOODJW [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, 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, 10:15 to noon (canceled if snowing or sleeting), peace
bannering on 40th St footbridge over 35W, Mpls.  952-465-2866.

Every Saturday, noon to 12:15, Vigil at Bridge Square (Division and 4th),
Northfield.  mcgrath1 [at]

Every Saturday, 1 to 2 pm, peace vigil at corner of 42nd (Co. Rd. 9) and
Winnetka Ave N, New Hope.  Park in Walgreen or McDonald lot.  (location
change from Plymouth, starts 12/22/07)  carydbeerg [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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