Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 22:10:43 -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 23, 2008
  Convention training workshops: all over town (see special section below).
  Political activism: Phone for Jack or help at a convention, 612-216-4665.
  Movie: Persepolis, at the Lagoon.
  Your exercise constitutional: march on March 1, good for heart, legs and

12/21 to 2/28, 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 2/28, 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.)
1/26 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.

2/21 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.)

Saturday, 2/28, 8 pm, the Joubran Trio (3 Palestinian brothers who all play
the oud), give a concert at Sundin Hall, just east of Snelling at Hamline
University, St Paul.

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.
Sunday, 2/24, 3 to 5 pm, forum on elections  "Obama, Clinton or MaCain?  OH
NO!  What is a Progressive to do?"  Mayday Books, 301 Cendar Ave S, West
Bank 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

Monday, 2/25, 5 to 7 pm, join Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg
in supporting US Senate candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer in "A Night of
Courage and Justice," home of Koni Kogan, 15205 Holdridge Rd E, Wayzata. or 612-216-4665.

Monday, 2/25, 7 to 9 pm, join Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg
in supporting US Senate candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer in "A Night of
Courage and Justice," Kensington Park Party Room, 7600 Lyndale Ave,
Richfield. or 612-216-4665.

Tuesday, 2/26, 5:30 pm, support Youth Against War and Racism in limiting
military recruitment in the Mpls schools, support the resolution at the Mpls
School Board meeting, 807 NE Broadway, Mpls.  against.war [at] or

Tuesday, 2/26, 6:30 pm pizza, 7 pm DFL Links program, Kashif R Saroya of the
Islamic Resource Group speaks on misconceptions about Islam and Muslims,
$8.53 for the pizza buffet, Angeno's, 3355 Plymouth Blve, Plymouth.
Tuesday, 2/26, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, documentary 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, 11:30 am to 1 pm, Zafar Siddiqui of the Islamic Resource
Group presents "Helping Lawyers Understand the Muslim-American Community
Today," Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, 2800 LaSalle Plaza, 800 LaSalle
Ave, Mpls. CLE available.  Lecture free and lunch free if RSVP by 2/22 at
612-341-3302 ext 127.

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, 6:30 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.

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

Thursday, 2/28, 6 pm, U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
appears at SD57 spaghetti dinner, 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.

2/29 to 3/6, film "The Band's Visit" about an Egyptian police band that gets
lost and ends up in a remote Israeli town, with deadpan but funny
consequences, Edina Cinema, 3911 W 50th St, Edina.

Friday, 2/29, 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.
(Note: Vigil is cancelled if the temperature is under 20 degrees F.)

Saturday, 3/1, 10 to 11:30 am, meeting of Homeless Veterans for Peace,
Peacehouse, 510 E Franklin, Mpls.  Bob 612-789-9020.

Saturday, 3/1, 11 am, press conference and march on the RNC to Stop the War
for the second of the permitted recurring marches, State Capitol, St Paul.

Saturday, 3/1, free conference "The African Diaspora in the Americas" with 1
pm keynote speaker Afro-Venezuelan Jesus "Chucho" Garcia, followed by
panelists from the U.S., Cuba, Haiti, Liberia, Colombia and Puerto Rico from
2:30 to 5:30, concluding with dinner and cultural show from 5:30 to 9,
Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, 1301 - 10th Ave N, Mpls. or 612-730-0087.

Monday, 3/3, 7 pm, Jewish Film Festival presents "Frozen Days" about a young
Tel Aviv woman who moves into an online friend's apartment after he is
injured in a suicide bombing, Oak St Cinema, 309 Oak St SE, Mpls.

Monday 3/3, 9 pm, Jewish Film Festival presents "The Bubble" about 3 young
Israelis who share an apartment and what happens when one of them falls in
love with a Palestinian man, plus "West Bank Story" about an Israeli soldier
who follows in love with a Palestinian falafel cashier, Oak St Cinema, 309
Oak St Se, Mpls.

Tuesday, 3/4, 7 pm, film "View from a Grain of Sand," telling 30 years of
Afghanistan's history through the eyes of 3 Afghan women (a doctor, a
teacher and a social activist) through international wars and 3 regimes,
Arlington Hills Branch Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul.

Tuesday, 3/4, 7:30 pm, Michael Eppel speaks on "Why did the Arab States
Invade Israel in 1948?" Adath Jeshurun, 10500 Hillside Lane, W Minnnetonka.
jwst [at] or 612-624-4914.

3/7 and 3/8, annual Nobel Peace Prize forum with Muhammad Yunus (2006
laureate), Greg Mortenson and Jeffrey Sachs speaking, Concordia College,
Moorhead.  FFI:

3/7 and 3/8, conference "Healing through Faith," designed to help Liberian
faith leaders in the Diaspora as they go through the truth and
reconciliation process, Luther Seminary, 2481 Como Ave, St Paul. or Liberia-TRC [at]

3/7 (6 pm) to 3/9 (5 pm), basic level Alternatives to Violence Workshop,
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave, Mpls.
avprich [at] or

Saturday, 3/8 10 to noon, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
hosts Tomales Bay Institute publisher Julie Ristau, talking about "Saving
the Commons," meaning the assets that belong to everyone, Van Cleve
Community Center, 901 - 15th Ave SE, Mpls. or or 651-458-7090.

Sunday, 3/9, 12:15 to 2 pm, the Peace with Justice Committee of the Mpls/St
Paul ELCA presents Nazrin Jewel talking about Iran, 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 612-825-1581.

Sunday, 3/9, 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, 3/10, 6:30 pm, bimonthly potluck supper meeting of Every Church a
Peace Church, addressing the question "Is your church a peace church?,"
University Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 - 13th Ave SE, Mpls.
ecapcTC [at] or 651-228-7224.

Tuesday, 3/11, 12:45 pm, film "View from a Grain of Sand," telling 30 years
of Afghanistan's history through the eyes of 3 Afghan women (a doctor, a
teacher and a social activist) through international wars and 3 regimes,
Humphrey Center, U of M, 301 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

Tuesday, 3/11, 6:30 pm Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet's 11th day prayer
for peace, 1890 Randolph Ave, St Paul. or 651-690-7079.

Tuesday, 3/11, 7 pm, Iraqi-Minnesotan Sami Rasouli, back from working with
the Muslim Peacemakers Team in Najaf, speaks on "A Firsthand Account of 5
Years of War and Occupation," St Joan of Arc Church, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls. or 612-522-1861.

Wednesday, 3/12, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, free (lunch provided)
musicology/theory colloquium with Philip V Bohlman on "The Silence of
Genocide," room 280 Ferguson Hall, 2106 - 4th St S, West Bank campus U of M,

Thursday, 3/13, noon to 1 pm, U.N. special envoy for Conflict Resolution Jan
Egeland speaks on "On the Frontlines of Humanity," Westminster Presbyterian
Church, Nicollet Mall at 12th St, downtown Mpls.

Thursday, 3/13, campus chaplain David Weiss present Peace and War in the
Heartland, St Catherine's College, St Paul.

Saturday, 3/15, 1 pm, mass antiwar demonstration against 5 years of war on
Iraq, march from Lagoon and Hennepin in Uptown to Loring Park, Mpls. or 612-379-3899.

Monday, 3/17, 6:30 pm, free movie "Encounter Point" about an Israeli
settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner and a bereaved Israeli mother standing up
for peace, St Joan of Arc Church, Hospitality Hall, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Wednesday, 3/19, 5 pm, 5th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Special
peace vigil on the Lake/Marshall bridge over the Mississippi River. or 612-522-1861.



(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.)

Saturday, 2/23, 9:30 to 11:30 am, DFL CD3 sponsors convention training, Park
Center Senior High School, 7300 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park.
rzimbro [at] or 612-251-6321.

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.

Tuesday, 2/26, 7 pm, SD 62 Links meeting/convention training, Fireroast
Mountain Cafe, 3800 - 37th Ave S, Mpls.

Thursday, 2/28, 6:30 registration, 7 pm convention training by DFL Outreach
Director RoseAnn Zimbro, International Union of Operating Engineers, 2829
Anthony Lane S, Mpls.  rzimbro [at] or 651-251-6321.

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

Saturday, 3/1, 3 to 5 pm, convention trainins, Brookdale Library, room AB,
6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center.  952-847-5600 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 elsewhere 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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