Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 22:41:43 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for March 19, 2008
   Eyewitness Iraq account: Sami Rasouli talks mentioned below.
   Iraq invasion anniversary: many events on March 19th and after.
   Mourning: Eyes Wide Open at the Capitol.
  Jack N-P volunteering: conventions on March 29th and phoning until then.
now through 3/28, play "9 Parts of Desire: A Play about Iraqi Women" about
nine women and their searches for personal freedom from a country
overshadowed by war, Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, 818 S 2nd St, Mpls.
$18 to $34.

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.

2/29 to 3/27, 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.

3/7 to 3/27, 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.

3/14 to 3/27, film "Chicago 10" about the conspiracy trial of Abbie Hoffman,
Bobby Seale and others who were thumped by the Chicago police during the
1963 Democratic Party national convention, Lagoon Theater, 1320 Lagoon Ave,

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  (Schedule:
noon opening ceremony featuring Becky Lourey and reading of the names of
Minnesota's 59 casualties, 12:30 reading the names of the 4,000 US
casualties and representative Iraqi civilian names, and 4 pm short closing

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.

Wednesday, 3/19, 6 pm, Red Wing Veterans for Peace meets at the Nicolosi
home, Red Wing.  tuvecino [at]

Wednesday, 3/19, 6:30 pm, potluck and program "Winter Soldiers of Today"
with Iraq Vets Against the War and with  Sami Rasouli, Macalester Plymouth
United Church, 1658 Lincoln Ave, St Paul.

Wednesday, 3/19, 7 pm, South St Paul vigil for peace, 5th Ave Bridge over
I-494, South St Paul.

Friday, 3/21, statewide, Iraq Moratorium.

Friday, 3/21, 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, 3/21, 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.

Friday, 3/21, 8 pm, film "Poison DUst" about "depleted uranium," YWCA, 202 W
2nd St, Duluth.

Saturday, 3/22, 9:30 refreshments, 10 am program, Middle East Peace Now
sponsors viewing of Anna Baltzer's 59 minute DVD on Life in Occupied
Palestine, followed by discussion, Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave S,
Edina.  651-696-1642.

Saturday, 3/22, 3:30 pm, Anti-War Committee sponsors civil disobedience
training (for a potential action planned for 3/27), May Day Books, 301 Cedar
Ave, Mpls.  info [at] or 612-379-3899.

Saturday, 3/22, 7 pm, Larry Johnson and Elaine Wynne tell stories "Dreams of
Peace Through Powerful Non-Violence" including helicopter pilot Hugh
Thompson who stopped the My Lai Massacre and Jane Yolen's Silent Biance as
well as the story of Vaclev Havel, Dunn Bros in Loring Park, 329 W 15th St,
Mpls.  elent7 [at]

Monday, 3/24, 7 pm, anti-nuclear activist John LaForge and ATK protester
talks about the Deadly Health Hazards of Depleted Uranium, Mayday Books, 301
Cedar Ave S, Mpls.  christinefrank [at]

Tuesday, 3/25, 11:30 am to 1 pm, Franklin Pierce Law Center prof and Navy
JAG Dean Hutson speaks on "How to Lose the War on Terror' by devaluing the
rule of law and human rights for some people, Robins, Kaplan, Miller &
Ciresi LLP, 2800 LaSalle Plaza, 300 LaSalle Ave, Mpls.  Registration
required from jkashaeva [at] or 612-341-3302 ext 127.

Tuesday, 3/25, 3:30 to 5:30 pm, University of Haifa prof and Israeli Army
vet speaks on "The Kurds between the Vision and Reality," Nolte Center, room
125, 315 Pillsbury Dr SE, Mpls.  612-624-4914.

Thursday, 3/27, noon, student protest against the war: "5 Years Is Enough!"
Coffman Union, U of M East Bank Campus, 300 Washington Ave SE, Mpls.
umnsds [at]

Thursday, 3/27, 7 pm, security expert Bruce Schneier talks about the
"Theater of Security" at the Weisman Art Museum, 333 E River Rd, U of M East
Bank, Mpls.

Thursday, 3/27, 7 to 8:30 pm, "Blessed are the Peacemakers for They Shall Be
Called Children of God," with a panel including WAMM member Marie Braun,
Military Families Speak Out member Nancy Emery, and high school senior Holt
Carpenter-Larson, Church of St William, Gathering Space, 6120 - 5th St NE,
Fridley.  Don or Julie at 763-784-4267.

Friday, 3/28, 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.)

3/28 to 3/30, Midwest Social forum weekend-long teach-in to develop skills
and strategies to unify the social justice movement, Wonderland Camp and
Conference Center, Camp Lake, Wisconsin (near Kenosha).

Saturday, 3/29, various times, there are 15 Senate District or County Unit
conventions in the Twin Cities and around Greater Minnesota.  You can help
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer's campaign by volunteering to help with visibility or
persuasion on the day of the convention.  You can also help with phone
calling at Jack's office, to determine what our resources are going in.  To
volunteer, you can stop by his office at 3027 Holmes Ave in Uptown Mpls (1
block west of Hennepin) or call 612-216-4665 or volunteer through the

Saturday, 3/29, 10 am to 1 pm, WAMM's annual meeting, including presentation
by econ prof Nasrin Jewell speaking of prospects with Iran, St Joan of Arc,
4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Tuesday, 4/1, 11:30 to 1 pm, April Fools Day protest, against the fossil
fuelishness of King Coal, the Carbon Barons and Their Court Jesters, 5th St
& Nicollet Mall, downtown Mpls.  612-879-8937.

Tuesday, 4/1, 7:30 pm, Ron Krebs examines the tension between Israel as
Jewish homeland and Israel as democratic nation-state in "Does Israel have a
Future as a Jewish State?" Beth Jacob Congregation, 1179 Victoria Cruve,
Mendota Heights.  651-452-2226.

4/3 to 4/6 and 4/10 to 4/13, 8 pm, Intermedia Arts presents "When We Look,"
showing through movement, music, puppetry and storytelling, the realities
that woman face during war or civil strife, Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale
Ave S, Mpls.  $18.

Friday, 4/4, noon to 1:30, U of Pennsylvania prof and Arab media expeert
Marwan Kraidy speaks on "Reality TV and Public Contention in the Arab
World," room 100, Murphy Hall, 206 Church St, East Bank U of M, Mpls.

4/4 (6 pm) to 4/6 (5 pm), basic level Alternatives to Violence Workshop,
Hennepin County Men's Workhouse, 1145 Shenandoah Lane, Plymouth.
avperika [at] or

Friday, 4/4, 6 pm reception, 7 pm screening, 8:30 discussion, film
"Motherland Afghanistan," about the devastating maternal mortality rates,
Weisman Art Museum, Dolly Filterman Gallery, 333 E River Rd, Mpls.  $25,
advance registration required.

4/4 to 4/12 (8 pm) and 4/13 (3 pm), James Sewell Ballet presents "Social
Movements: 'Burning the War' (Anti-War Dance) and More," College of St
Catherine, O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, 2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul.
651-690-6700.  ("Burning for Peace" is based on the 1965 self-immolation of
31-year-old Quaker Norman Morrison, in front of the Pentagon.)

Sunday, 4/6, 6 pm, Coalition for Palestinian Rights sponsors demonstration
against the powerful Zionist libby AIPAC, Marriott Mpls West, 9969 Wayzata
Blvd, St Louis Park.

Tuesday, 4/8, 3:30 pm,Haifa prof Michael Eppel speaks on "50 Years of
Israeli History,"  room 125, Nolte Center for Continuing Education, U of M
Mpls Campus, 315 Pillsbury Dr SE, Mpls. or 612-624-4914.

Tuesday, 4/8, 7:30 pm, reading and program from the new book "Cost of
Freedom" with poet Leigh Herrick, Gulf War I vet and photographer Chante
Wolf and pastor Henry Bechthold, 1666 Coffman Condominium (on Larpenteur
east of 280 and just west of Cleveland), St Paul.  prairiepoet48 [at]

Wednesday, 4/9, 4 pm, UC Santa Barbara sociology prof Mark Juergensmeyer, an
expert on religious violence, conflict resolution and South Asian religion
and politics, speaks at Humphrey Institute's Cowles Auditorium, 301 - 19th
Ave S, West Bank U of M, Mpls.

Thursday, 4/10, 4 pm, Georgetown U prof Andrew S Natsios, who has managed
USAID's reconstruction programs in Afghanistan, Iraq and Sudan,  speaks at
Humphrey Institute's Cowles Auditorium, 301 - 19th Ave S, West Bank U of M,

Friday, 4/11, 6:30 pm Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet's 11th day prayer
for peace, 1890 Randolph Ave, St Paul. or 651-690-7079.

Friday, 4/11, 7 pm,  Nobel Peace laureat Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks on
"Making Friends Out of Enemies" at the 2008 PeaceJam, Minneapolis Convention
Center auditorium, 1301 - 2nd Ave S, Mpls.  Tickets ($100 plus handling)
from Chesay Colson at chesay.colson [at] or 651-793-1816.

4/12 (8 pm) and 4/13 (7 pm) Rose Ensemble sings "Peace Among the Nations:
Abraham in Judaism, Christianity and Islam," Macalester Plymouth United
Church, 1658 Lincoln Ave, St Paul.  $20 general seating.

4/12 and 4/13, all day PeaceJam conference at Metro State University, with
theme of "Making Friends Out of our Enemies," St Paul.

Saturday, 4/12, 5 pm, Communities United Against Police Brutality hosts a
training on knowing your rights in police encounters, Arise Books, 2441
Lyndale Ave S, Mpls.

Monday, 4/14, 7 pm, monthly meeting Network of Spiritual Progressives,
Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet, Mpls.


This is skeletal, but the following is the speaking schedule for
Iraqi-American Sami Rousili, recently returned from Muslim Peacekeeper Team
work in Iraq.  For further details, I will try to be more complete with next
week's calendar.  If you need information on an event, try contacting
someone at the venue or Marie Braun at braun044 [at]

March 19
Bridge Vigil (5:00-6:00) and potluck with IVAW - 6:30 pm
Macalaster Plymouth United Church, 1658 Lincoln Avenue, St. Paul

March 20-22 Anothoth Farm, Luck WI

March 23 Easter Sunday- returns to Minneapolis with Mike and Barb Miles

March 24 Open

March 25 Tonka Progressives - 6:30 pm

March 26 Marshall, MN - all day

March 27 SDS event - 12:00 noon
St. Thomas - 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm

March 28-30 Friday, Saturday and Sunday - open

March 31 Eau Claire. Memorial High School (Myron Buychlozor) and UWEC

April 1 Luck. West Denmark Church

April 2 Ely - 2 events - Vicky Andrews 218-326-0653; cell 218-259-4254;
Barbara Veit 218-245- 2327

April 3 Itasca Community College - 10:30 am
Potluck (5:30) and presentation (6:30), Community Presbyterian Church,
Grand Rapids

April 4 Duluth. Loaves and Fishes

April 5 - 8 Cleveland, Ohio - Art Dorland - NW flight: 7:20 pm April 5
Returns 3:07 pm April 8

April 9 Central High School - "Occupation and War; 12:00 noon and 1:00
pm classes. Focus on the effects of oppression. Kim Colbert

April 10 St. Thomas - 7:00 pm. Gerald Schlabach

April 11 Rochester. Rochester Comm & Tech CollegeCTC 11:00 and evening
Elaine Mayer: 507-289-4154

April 12 Lanesboro (Al Nettles) and Oak Center (Elaine Mayer) 4:40 -
potluck and presentation; music following the event

April13 Saturday and Sunday - Open

April 14 Evening, First United Church, Little Falls

April 15 St. Cloud

April 16 -17 St. Bens/St. Johns

April 18 Red Wing

April 19-20 Saturday and Sunday

April 29 Macalaster Plymouth

April 21-22 LaCrosse

April 23 Winona Senior High School. World Geography Class: 2:20 - 3:30 pm
Community Event - 7:00 pm

April 24 - Milwaukee - Peace Action

April 25 Madison. WNPJ

April 26 Dodgeville. Kent Mayfield

April 27 Beloit. Sue Nelson

April 28 Fond du Lac. Marian College

April 29 Wausau. Carol Lukens

April 30 Merrill. Paul and Susanna Gilk

May 1 Rhinelander. David Kast

May 4 Macalester Plymouth Church

May 8 Candlelight Service

May 10 White Bear Lake Unitarian Church 10:00 - 2:00 followed by
reception (Sami at 12:30 or 1:00 pm) - Mary Jo LaVigne, Do Peace
Minnesota Maryjanelavigne [at]

May 15 St. William - 7:00 pm Don Larson 763-784-4267; don.larson [at]

May 17 Unity Church-Unitarian, St. Paul. Rachel Kaul. Breakfast and
speak at 10:00 am

May 22 Northeast Suburban Greens - 7:00 pm Dori Ullman; 612-414-9528;
dorijj [at]

May 29 Northwest Neighbors for Peace - 700 pm

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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