Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 20:06:51 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for April 1, 2008
   Eyewitness Iraq account: Sami Rasouli talks mentioned below.
   Jack N-P volunteering: conventions on April 5th and phoning until then.

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

2/29 to 4/3, 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 4/3, 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.

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, noon to 2 pm, U of M Muslim Student Association presents
photography exhibit of Muslim-american identity, President's Room, Coffman
Union, 300 Washington Ave SE, Mpls.

Tuesday, 4/1, 6:30 pm, U of M Muslim Student Association presents panel
discussion of American Muslim identity, Univ of Minnesota's Willey Hall,
room 125, 225 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

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.

Wednesday, 4/2, 6:30 pm, U of M Muslim Student Association presents talk by
Imam Siraj Wahaj on "The Prophets of Islam," Univ of Minnesota's Willey
Hall, room 125, 225 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

Wednesday, 4/2, 7 pm, Paul Getsos gives a book reading from "Tools for
Radical Democracy: How to Organize for Power in your Community," Magers &
Quinn Bookstore, 3038 Hennepin Ave s, Mpls.  kwame [at]

Thursday, 4/3, 11 am to 2 pm, U of M Muslim Student Association presents
Islamic civilization (including scientific discoveries, a timeline, history
in Africa, marbling and calligraphy workshop) exhibit in Coffman Union Great
Hall, 300 Washington Ave SE, Mpls.

Thursday, 4/3, 5:30 pm, potluck dinner "Ozone Goes to Prison" to send off
Ozone to Duluth Federal Prison Camp for "crossing the line" at Ft Benning GA
US terrorist training facility, Friends Meeting House, 1802 E 1st St,
Duluth.  Details at 218-728-0629 or 218-724-2054.

Thursday, 4/3, 6:30 pm, U of M Muslim Student Association presents talk by
Prof George Saleba on "Science in Islam," Univ of Minnesota's Anderson Hall,
room 210, 257 - 19th Ave SE, Mpls.

Thursday, 4/3, 7 pm, Jewish American Bekah Wolf speaks about the non-violent
popular resistance of the Palestine Solidarity Project and her own work
against the Israeli occupation during the past 2 years, Harmon Reading Room,
Macalester College library, Grand & Snelling, St Paul.
macpeace.justice [at]

Thursday, 4/3, 7 pm, civil rights leaders Charles F. McDew and Harry C Boyte
speak on "A Knock at Midnight: Remembering the Radical Nonviolent Struggle
of Dr King," Calvary Baptist Church, 2608 Blaisdell Ave S, Mpls. or

Thursday, 4/3, 7 pm, German war bride speaks at the Traces museum about her
experiences growing up in Nazi Germany until her marriage to an American
soldier, Landmark Center, Chief Justine Room 430, 75 W 5th St, St Paul. or 651-292-8700.

4/3 to 4/6 and 4/10 to 4/13, 8 pm,"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.  Panel
discussions 4/5 and 4/12.)  $18.
Reservations at 612-871-4444.

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.

Friday, 4/4, 9 am to 1:30 pm, U of M Muslim Student association presents
"Hijabi for a Day" (where volunteers hand out free hijabs for women to wear
during the day, and a nasheed performance, both outside University of
Minnesota's Coffman Union, 300 Washington Ave SE, Mpls.

Friday, 4/4, "Voices from Iraq" Sami Rasouli and Michele Naar-Obed speak in
Duluth.  Details from David at 218-724-2054.

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, 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, 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.

Friday, 4/4, 6:30 pm,  U of M Muslim Student presents talk by Imani
Jaafar-Mohammed on "Women in Islam,"  Univ of Minnesota's Anderson Hall,
room 210, 257 - 19th Ave SE, Mpls.

Friday, 4/4, 7:30 pm, on the anniversary of M.L. King's assassination,
documentary film "At the River I Stand: The Story of the Memphis Sanitation
Workers Strike and the Assassination of Dr King," followed by discussion led
by Matt Gladue of Workers Interfaith Network, Joan of Arc Church 4537 - 3rd
Ave S, Mpls.  steveclemens [at] or or

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.)

4/4 to 4/10, film "Caramel" about 5 women who regularly meet in a Beirut
beauty salon and their various lives, Edina Cinema,  3911 W 50th St, Edina.

Saturday, 4/5, various times, there are 7 Senate District or County Unit
conventions in the Twin Cities and around Greater Minnesota (There are also
4 on Sunday, 4/6.).  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 website

Saturday, 4/5, 10 to 11:30 am, Homeless Vets for Peace meet at Peacehouse,
510 E Franklin, Mpls. Bob Heberle 612-789-9020.

Sunday, 4/6, 2 pm, mnpACT sponsors convention training for those elected to
the congressional district and state convention, Heritage Library, 20085
Heritage Dr, Lakeville.

Sunday, 4/6, 6 pm, Coalition for Palestinian Rights sponsors demonstration
against the powerful Zionist libby AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs
Committee), Marriott Mpls West, 9960 Wayzata Blvd, St Louis Park.

Monday, 4/7, noon to 1:30 pm, Islamic Center of Minnesota sponsors a
discussion on Concept of Justice in Three Religions (Muslim, Christian,
Jewish), Islamic Center of MN, 1401 Gardena Ave NE, Fridley.

Monday, 4/7, 4 to 5:30 pm, Duke university prof Diane Nelson talks about
"Who Counts?  Reckoning the Aftermath of War in Guatemala," room 35 of the
HH Humphrey Center, 301 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

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 pm, documentary film "Rethinking 9/11: Why Truth and
Reconciliation are Better Strategies than Global War," Roseville Library,
corner Hamline Ave and County Rd B, Roseville.  dorijj [at]

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]

4/8 or 4/10, evening hours, Arabic classes from beginning to rather advanced
in NE Mpls. Information 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 on "The Crisis in Sudan and the Humanitarian Response,"
Humphrey Institute's Cowles Auditorium, 301 - 19th Ave S, West Bank U of M,

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,

Thursday, 4/10, 7 pm, Alexandra Spieldoch of the Institute for Agriculture
and Trade Policy speaks on "Globalization: Its Impact on Our Food System and
Food Security Worldwide," Parish Community of St Joseph, 8701 - 36th Ave N,
New Hope.  nwn4p [at] or Eileen at 763-545-2296.

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 $50 (plus handling) from
Chesay Colson at chesay.colson [at] or 651-793-1816.

4/11 to 4/13, conference "Voting Justice, Voting Hope: Progressive Faith
Taking Action," with Jim Wallis, Rabbi Michael Lerner and Ray Suarez,
Plymouth Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave (at Franklin), Mpls.  $95 for whole
conference until 4/4.  Details at

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.

Sunday, 4/13, Veterans for Peace chapter 27 meets, St Stephens Church, 2123
Clinton Ave S, Mpls.  (Ring bell on north door.)  John Varone 952-2665.

Monday, 4/14, 9:30 am, Rabbi Michael Lerner speaks to legislators and public
officials in room 118, State Capitol Building, 75 Rev Dr ML King Blvd, St

Monday, 4/14, 6:30 social hour, 7 pm, monthly meeting Network of Spiritual
Progressives, viewing Barack Obama's entire speech on race, followed by
discussion led by Rev Jim Gertmenian, Rev David Belton and others, Plymouth
Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet, Mpls.

Tuesday, 4/15, 7:30 pm, documentary "Standard Operating Procedure" by Errol
Morris (Thin Blue Line, Fog of War) about the stories behind the Abu Ghraib
torture photos, $12, Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin, Mpls.  Tickets now on
sale, 612-375-7588.  (Scheduled to open at the Lagoon in Uptown Mpls on May

Tuesday, 4/15, 7:30 pm, James Howard Kunstler discusses his novel "World
Made by Hand" about life after the end of the fossil fuel economy, 3038
Hennepin Ave S, Mpls.  info [at] or 612-822-4611.

Tuesday, 4/15, deadline to donate books that are gently used and worth
reading, proceeds to go to the campaigns of U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack
Nelson-Pallmeyer and Barack Obama.  Leave books in bags or boxes on the
front porch of 4155 Garfield Ave S, Mpls.  Questions to Betty Tisel

Wednesday, 4/16, 6:30 pm, Red Wing Vets for Peace meet at home of John and
Marybess Goeppinger to plan July 12 Pigstock retreat and August 31 RNC
march, 1008 W 3rd St, Red Wing.  tuvecino [at]

Thursday, 4/17, 4 pm, Islamic Relief president Hany El-Banna speaks on "The
Global role of Muslims in Humanitarian Aid," Humphrey Institute's Cowles
Auditorium, 301 - 19th Ave S, West Bank U of M, Mpls.

Thursday, 4/17, 7 pm, MN Iraq Vets Against War present "Winter Soldier,"
about testimony from Iraq/Afghanistan vets, Valley Community Presbyterian
Church, 3100 Lilac Dr N, Golden Valley. barbara.johnston [at] or
Carole at 763-546-5363.

Thursday, 4/17, 7 pm, Global Solutions presents "Building a World Beyond
War"  with video of the village Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam of Arab and
Jewish members, followed by discussion lead by Polly Mann, Hennepin Ave
United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave (at Lyndale & Hennepin), Mpls.

4/17 to 5/3, times and locations at,
documentary "Red Elvis," about singer/cowboy/activist/sometime filmmaker
Dean Reed, who spent 10 days in Hannepin County jail on a hunger strike with
Marv Davidov, who had defected to East Germany.  (Part of annual
International Film Festival.)

Friday, 4/18, 7:30 pm, Vaclav Havel's "official" translator speaks on "Not
Lost in Translation," University of St Thomas, Roach Center for Liberal
Arts, room 126, 2115 Summit Ave, St Paul.

4/19 (9 to 3) and 4/20 (9 to 2), sale of gently used and interesting books
to benefit the campaigns of U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack
Nelson-Pallmeyer and Barack Obama, at home of Betty Tisel and Sarah Farley,
4155 Garfield Ave S, Mpls.  Adult fiction/nonfiction, children's hardcovers,
CDs and DVDs go for $1, children's paperback for 50 cents.  612-824-5820.

Saturday, 4/19, 5 to 8 pm, Palestine Day at Columbia Heights High School,
with art/food/refreshments, 1440 - 49th Ave NE, Columbia Heights.  $5 or $25
per family.  info [at] or 612-986-9982.

Sunday, 4/20, 12:15 to 2 pm, Earth Day special program with Peace and
Justice Forum with Dennis Ormseth and Ingrid Vick talking about global
warming and Wanda Copeland talking about the metro clean energy resource
team project, $7 for lunch, Central Lutheran Church, 3rd Ave and 12th St,
Mpls.  dhilden [at] or 612-825-1581.

Sunday, 4/20, 2 pm, mnpACT sponsors convention training for those who were
elected to the congressional district and state conventions, Burnhaven
Library, 1101 W County Rd 42, Burnsville.

Monday, 4/21, 6:30 pm, free film "Bam 6.6" about the aftermath of the
devesting 2003 earthquake that struck an ancient Iranian village and how the
disaster overcame religious and political barriers, St Joan of Arc Church,
Upper Room, Parish Center, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Monday, 4/21, 6:30 to 9 pm, Minnesota's Night of a Thousand Dinners to
benefit landmine clearance in Afghanistan, dinner for $30 ($15 tax
deductible for landmine removal), DaAfghan Restaurant, 929 W 80th St,
Bloomington.  Info from M Jay Shahidi, mjshahidiusa [at] or 

Tuesday, 4/22, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, free Community Forum on the Middle East with
career Foreign Service officer Tom Hanson, St John/St Benedict poly sci prof
Gary Prevost, in a panel about policy choices in the war in Iraq, followed
by audience questions, Washburn High Auditorium, 201 W 49th St, Mpls.
612-668-3450 or


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]

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
event.  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, 4:30 to 6, vigil at 42nd (County Rd 9) and Winnetka Ave N,
New Hope.  carydberg [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, 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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