Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 12:24:20 -0800 (PST)
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Precinct caucuses were fun, but now that particular party's over.  If you
got an invite to the senate district conventions, check out the convention
training sessions immediately after the calendar.

Peace Calendar for February 12, 2008
  T.V. debates: Watch Jack beginning Wednesday at
  Blog on a candidate: Phil Steger at
  Convention training workshops: all over town (listed in special section
  Movie: Taxi to the Dark Side (about torture, not a date movie)

12/21 to 2/14, 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 2/14, 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, Lagoon Theater, 1320 Lagoon Ave, Mpls. (Editor has seen and highly recommends.)
1/21 to 2/15, play "The Meeting" about encounter between Malcolm 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

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.

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, as well as
torture in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, by the director of "Enron: The
Smartest Guys in the Room," Lagoon Theater, 1320 Lagoon Ave, Mpls. (Editor has seen and highly recommends, but
cautions about graphic photographs.)

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, 11:30 to 1 pm, U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack
Nelson-Pallmeyer speaks at Senate candidate forum and luncheon ($20)
sponsored by Business Democrats, Santorini's, 9920 Wayzata Blvd, St Louis
Park (w. of Hwy 169 on n. frontage road along I-394).

Thursday, 2/14, 7 to 8:30 pm, U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack
Nelson-Pallmeyer appears at
Drinking Liberally ("promoting democracy one pint at a time"), 311 Club, 311
- 135h Ave NE, Mpls.

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.

Friday, 2/15, noon, Iraq moratorium picket, corner of Kenwood and College,
Duluth.  northlandiguana [at]

Friday, 2/15, 4 to 5 pm, Iraq moratorium and anti-war vigil, in front of the
public library, corner ow Tower and Belknap, Superior, Wisconsin.
northlandiguana [at]

Friday, 2/15, 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.

2/15 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.

Saturday, 2/16, 10 to 3, under 35 Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer supporters invited
to do Jack visibility at annual MYDFL convention, Lakes & Planes Regional
Council, 710 Olive St, St Paul.  volunteering [at]

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, 5 to 7 pm, U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
appears at Beltrami County Presidents' Day Fundraiser, Bemidji Eagles Club,
1270n Nielson St, Bemidji.

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 to 9 pm, U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
appears at ACORN Banquet and benefit dinner, Arnellia's Bar and Grill, 1183
University Ave SW, St Paul.

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, 4:30 pm, demonstration against the war, 2nd St SW and
Broadway, Rochester, followed by 6:45 meeting of SE MN Peacemakers at the
Rochester Public Library, room A.  FFI:

Thursday, 2/21, 5:30 pm silent auction, 7 pm dinner, 8 to 10 pm dancing,
annual carnival and silent auction to benefit the Nonviolent Peaceforce,
Cedars Hall-St Maron's Church, 602 University Ave NE, Mpls.  $45 to
Nonviolent Peaceforce/Carnival, 425 Oak Grove St, Mpls. 55403 or

Thursday, 2/21, 6:30 pm, Dwight Ault is organizing an organizing meeting for
supporters of Senate candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer in the small meeting
room at the Austin Public Library, 323 - 4th Ave NE, Austin.  507-437-3085.

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.

Thursday, 2/21, 7 to 9 pm, Dick Bernard, Marie Braun and Dennis Dillon
present plans for a "Peace Island" to be held at Concordia College in St
Paul during the time of the Republican National Convention (9/1 to 9/4),
Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave (Lyndale &
Hennepin), Mpls.

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.

Friday, 2/22, 5 to 6:30 pm, U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack
Nelson-Pallmeyer appears at Meet and Greet, Isle City Hall, Community Room,
285 - 2nd Ave S, Isle.

Friday, 2/22, 7 to 8:30 pm, U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack
Nelson-Pallmeyer appears at Meet and Greet, Kanabec County Public Service
Building, meeting room, 905 Forest Ave E, Mora.

Friday, 2/22, 7:30 pm, Mizna and the MN Guitar Society present the film
"Ertijal" about 3 Palestinian oud makers and musicians, their challenges and
experiences living in Israel and Palestine, $10, Oak St Cinema, 309 Oak St
SE, Mpls.

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

Tuesday, 2/26, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, film "No Volveran!" about the 2006 elections
in Venezuela, Mad Hatter's Tea House, 943 W 7th St, St Paul.

Tuesday, 2/26, 7:30 pm, Pentagon Papers political activist Daniel Ellsberg
talks with U of M poli sci prof Larry Jacobs on "American Democracy in
Dissent" as part of Great Conversations program, Ted Mann Concert Hall, U of
M, 2128 - 4th St S, Mpls.  Tickets $28.50.
or 612-624-2345.

Wednesday, 2/27, 5:30 pm, film "Crimes of Honour" about the killing of
hundreds of women in the Islamic world killed because they are thought to
have dishonored their families, Humphrey Center, U of M, 301 - 19th Ave S,

Wednesday, 2/27, Prof Doug Rossinow presents "Peace and War in the
Heartland," Metro State, St Paul Main Campus.

Wednesday, 2/27, 7 pm, documentary film "USA vs Al-Arian" concerning an
Arab-American university prof held in solitary confinement for 2 1/2 years
before his nightmare trial, New Brighton Family Service Center, 400 - 10th
St NW, New Brighton.  William Mitchell Law prof and defense attorney Peter
Erlinder speaks afterwards.  612-552-2460.

Thursday, 2/28, 6 pm, U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
appears at SD57 spaghetti dinner with the other Senate candidates, Cottage
Grove VFW Red Barn, 9260 E Point Douglas Rd, Cottage Grove.

Thursday, 2/28, 7 pm, German film "Downfall," from Hitler's secretary's
perspective, a look at Hitler's last days in the infamous bunder, Landmark
Center's Weyerhaeuser Auditorium, 75 W 5th St, St Paul.



(For peace people who  have been selected at their precinct caucuses to be
delegates at their senate district or county conventions, the following
training sessions are held.)

Wednesday, 2/13, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, learn how to subcaucus, how to debate and
vote on resolutions, how to become a delegate to the state convention,
Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Dr, Lakeville.

Saturday, 2/16, 11:30 am to 1 pm, convention training, Roseville Library,
2180 N Hamline, Roseville.  Location, 651-628-6803.

Saturday, 2/16, 3 to 5 pm,  learn how to subcaucus, how to debate and vote
on resolutions, how to become a delegate to the state convention, Open
Circle Church, 2400 Highland Dr, Burnsville.

Sunday, 2/17, 2 to 4 pm, learn how to subcaucus, how to debate and vote on
resolutions, how to become a delegate to the state convention, Burnhaven
Library, 1101 W County Rd 42, Burnsville.

Thursday, 2/21, 7 pm, convention training, Hamline Midway Library,
auditorium, 1558 W Minnehaha Ave, St Paul.  Location, 651-642-0293.

Saturday, 2/23, 1:30 pm, convention training at Washburn Library, Meeting
Room, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls.  Location, 612-630-6500.  Info at

Sunday, 2/24, 2 to 4 pm, earn how to subcaucus, how to debate and vote on
resolutions, how to become a delegate to the state convention, Burnhaven
Library, 1101 W County Rd 42, Burnsville.

Thursday, 2/28, 7 pm, convention training, Eden Prairie Library, large
meeting room, 565 Prairie Center Dr, Eden Prairie.  952-847-5375 or

Sunday, 3/2, 1:30 pm, convention training, Maplewood Library, Program Room,
3025 Southlawn Dr, Maplewood.  Location, 651-704-2033 or info at

Saturday, 3/8, 10:30 am, convention training, North Regional Library, north
half of the meeting room, 1315 Lowry Ave N, Mpls.  Location, 612-630-6600 or
info at

(This is a growing list,  Trainings in Brooklyn Center and elsewheere will
be on the website or from Santwana at


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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