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From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 20:52:50 -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 March 1, 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

1/18 to 3/6, 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.

2/22 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.

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  (I have heard that this class is
postponed due to scheduling difficulties with both leaders.  Please check.)

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.

2/29 to 3/5, film "City of Men" about 2 childhood friends who end up on
opposite sides of gang war in the Brazilian favela (squatter city), Lagoon
Theater, 1320 Lagoon Ave, Mpls.

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.  (Macalester students meet at 10:15 in front of
the campus center to bus, bike and carpool to the capitol.  Info from
ssmith [at]

Saturday, 3/1, 12:30 to 2:30 pm, reception and fundraiser to support Iraq
Veterans Against the War, Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar, 308 Prince St
(corner 4th st and Broadway), Lowertown St Paul.  612-522-1861.

Saturday, 3/1, 10:30 am to 6 pm, Peace and War in the Heartlands with St
Paul Council of Churches Rev Tom Duke and MN 8 Frank Kroncke on "War and
Faith" from 10:30 to noon, with Nonviolent Peaceforce Mel Duncan and artist
Jane Evershed talking about "Social Justice and the War" from 1 to 2:30,
with Vets for Peace Chante Wolf and an Iraq Vet Against the War talking
about "Veterans and the War" from 2:45 and 4:15, and with dinner and
concluding discussion at 5 pm, St Olaf College, Buntrock Commons,
Trollhaugen Room, 1520p St Olaf Ave, Northfield.  bergelan [at] or

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.

Sunday, 3/2, 10:30 am, "Dona Nobis Pacem: A Call for Peace," with slide show
images of war, and the 1st Unitarian Society chorus & orchestra, 900 Mount
Curve Ave, Mpls. or

Sunday, 3/2, 6 to 9 pm, U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
appears at Winona County DFL banquet, Westfield Golf Club, 1460 W 5th St,

Sunday, 3/2, 7 pm, advance screening of documentary "We Must Kill the
Bandits" about international intervention in Haiti today, 2021 - 26th Ave S,
#2, Mpls.  612-377-4144.  $10 (no one turned away)

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, 6:30 pm, Univ of St Thomas justice and peace prof David Smith
speaks on his recent trip to Gaza in "Recognizing Israel, Recognizing
Palestine: An Illustrated First Hand Account" at the Peace Salon, Mad
Hatters Tea House, 943 W 7th St, St Paul.  pattypax [at]

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.

Thursday, 3/6, 6 pm, presenters from Iraq Vets Against the War, Military
Families Speak Out and others tell personal stories from Iraq and
Afghanistan, as well as high school activist telling stories about
recruitment in the schools, Blegan Hall, room 451, 269 - 19th Ave S, West
Bank U of M campus, Mpls.  umnsds [at]

Thursday, 3/6, 7 pm, "Without Due Process," wherein TRACES director Michael
Luick-Thrams and ACLU of MN legal counsel Teresa Nelson compare the
imprisonment of German-Americans during WW II with those held in Guantanamo
and elsewhere today, Courtroom 317, 3rd floor of the Landmark Center, 75 W
5th St, downtown St Paul.  buseumtour [at] or

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.
avperika [at] or

3/7 to 3/13, film "The Counterfeiters" about a group of counterfeiters held
in Nazi concentration camps and forced to produce British and other
banknotes, Edina Cinema, 3911 W 50th St, Edina.

Friday, 3/7, 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.)

Friday, 3/7, 7 pm, St Luke's Presbyterian Church holds worship service to
coincide with the second annual Christian Peace Witness in Washington DC, St
Luke's Presbyterian, 3121 Groveland School Rd, Wayzata.  All are welcome.
suzan_ireland [at]

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.

Monday, 3/10, 6:30 pm, monthly meeting Network of Spiritual Progressives,
Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet, Mpls.

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, 4 to 6 pm, Peace and War in the Heartland presents Dave
Gutknecht of the Twin Cities Draft Information Center, Frank Kroncke and Don
Olson of the Minnesota 8, Marv Davidov of the Honeywell Project and Chante
Wolf of the Vets for Peace, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 410 S 3rd
St, River Falls, Wisconsin.  nicholas.shillingford [at] or

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.  (Note: Sami will be in the
States until the end of May.  If you want to arrange a speaking engagement
with your group, contact Marie Braun at landline 612-522-1862 or cell

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,

Wednesday, 3/12, 7 pm, NW Neighbors for Peace sponsors Alliance for Fair
Federal Immigration Reform attorney Rose Grengs speaking on "How and Why We
Need Immigration Reform," Parish community of St Joseph, 8701 - 36th Ave N,
New Hope.  nwn4p [at] or 763-478-4956.

Wednesday, 3/12, 7 pm, meeting Red Wing Vets for Peace, home of Charles
Nicolosi, Red Wing.  tuvecino [at]

Thursday, 3/13, ACLU-MN hosts Day on the Hill, with training sessions in the
morning (with free breakfast), rally with speakers, then meetings with their
legislators, all in support of the Constitution.  More info at

Thursday, 3/13, 11:30 am to 9 pm, Peace and War in the Heartland presents a
Mock Draft Lottery at 11:45, "The Rhetoric of War and Peace" with Nonviolent
Peaceforce's Pat Keefe, Honeywell Project's Marv Davidov, former FBI agent
Coleen Rowley and Vet for Peace Chante Wolf at 1:30, "The Sacrament of Civil
Resistance" with former CEO of Friends for a Nonviolent World Phil Steger
and MN 8 Frank Kroncke at 3:30, "Demonstration in Our Own Backyard: the RNC"
with Dennis Dillon of the Peace Island Project, College of St Catherine,
Rauenhorst Hall, 2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul.  drweiss [at] or

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.

Thursday, 3/13, 7 to 9 pm, Every Church a Peace Church hosts a Lenten Wave
of Worship and Witness (in solidarity with the Christian Peace Witness for
Iraq happening in Washington from March 6 to 10), St Mary's Episcopal
Church, 1895 Laurel Ave, St Paul.  651-646-6175.

3/14 (6 pm) to 3/16 (5 pm), basic level Alternatives to Violence Workshop,
Hennepin County Men's Workhouse, 1145 Shenandoah Lane, Plymouth.
avperika [at] or

3/14 to 3/20, film "Chicago 10" about the conspiracy trial of Abbie Hoffman,
tom Hayden, Jerry Rubin, bobby Seale and others, following the 1968 Chicago
Democratic convention, theater TBA,

Saturday, 3/15, 8 am to 4 pm, Advocates for Human Rights and the Human
Rights Program at the U of M present International Women's Day celebration
"Women Leading for Global Justice," Coffman Memorial Union at the U of M,
Mpls.  Details at

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.

Saturday, 3/15,7:30 pm, a readers' theater musical adaptation of Mark
Twain's "War Prayer," recognizing the 5th anniversary of America's invasion
of Iraq, University Lutheran Church, 390 S 4th Ave, St Cloud.
susan.rego [at]

Sunday, 3/16, 3 pm, IMPACT presents short film and discussion "Constructing
Public Opinion: How Politicians and the Media Misrepresent the Public,"
Mayday Bookstore, 301 Cedar Ave S, Mpls.  vegan14ever [at]

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, noon, press conference and peace vigil against the Iraq
war: "5 Years Too Many!" Civic Center, Duluth.  adamritscher [at] or
northlandequana [at]

Wednesday, 3/19, noon to 4 pm, "Eyes Wide Open Minnesota" with boots
representing each MN soldier killed in Iraq and shoes representing Iraqi
civilians, Minnesota State Capitol rotunda, 75 Martin Luther King Blvd, St
Paul.  march19 [at] or

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.

Friday, 3/21, 5:30 pm, march, rally and film showing "5 Years Too Many!"
March from Lake Ave and Superior St, Washington Center, for a march to the
YWCA with indoor rally, potluck, and mini-film fest at the YWCA Trepanier
Hall, Duluth. or 715-394-6660.



(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, 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

Monday, 3/3, 6:30 registration, 7 pm DFL-sponsored convention training,
International Union of Operating Engineers, 2829 Anthony Lane S, Mpls.
outreachintern [at]

Tuesday, 3/4, 6:30 registration, 7 pm DFL-sponsored convention training,
Teamsters local 120, 2635 University Ave W, #120, St Paul.
outreachintern [at]

Thursday, 3/6, 6:30 registration, 7 pm DFL-sponsored convention training,
Teamsters local 120, 2635 University Ave W, #120, St Paul.
outreachintern [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, 9:30 to 10:45 am (unless snowing or sleeting), vigil to Close
Guantanamo-End Torture, 40th St pedestrian overpass over 35W, 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 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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