Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 12:13:06 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for May 19, 2008
   Movies: Body of War, this week only (Next week: Standard Operating
   Sami Rasouli speaking:  Joan of Arc 5/25, Eden Prairie 5/27, Crystal 5/29
   Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer: volunteering [at] or 612-216-4665.
   Theater: (especially "Jesus in Guantanamo")

5/2 to 5/24, play "The American Pilot" about an American plane that
crash-lands in a rural valley of a war-torn country and the tension of
whether the villagers will help the pilot, ransom him or execute him,
Minneapolis Theatre Garage, 711 W Franklin Ave, Mpls.  Times at or reservations at 612-375-0300.

5/16 to 5/22 (one week only), documentary "Body of War" about a young
soldier who volunteered for duty in Afghanistan, but was sent to Iraq,
wounded and paralyzed, Lagoon Theater, 1350 Lagoon Ave, Mpls.

Monday, 5/19, 6:30 pm, free documentary film "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib," St Joan
of Arc Church, Hospitality Hall, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls. or 612-827-5364.

Monday, 5/19, 7:30 to 9 pm, peace and sustainability U.S. Senate candidate
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer appears at coffee and conversation at Hospitality
Place, hosted by Eleanor and John Yackel, 18 E Golden Lake Rd, Circle Pines.
Wine and cheese served.

Monday, 5/19, 7:30 pm, Middle East expert Cathy Sultan discusses her new
book "Tragedy in South Lebanon" about the lives of civilians in south
Lebanan and northern Israel during and fter the war of July 2006, Magers and
Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave S, Mpls.
or 612-822-4611.

Tuesday, 5/20, 6:30 pm, Peace Salon hosts discussion of the book "Three Cups
of Tea" about building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Mad Hatter's
Teahouse, 943 W 7th St, St Paul.  651-227-2511.

Tuesday, 5/20, 7 pm, Middle East expert Cathy Sultan discusses her new book
"Tragedy in South Lebanon" about the lives of civilians in south Lebanan and
northern Israel during and fter the war of July 2006, Border's Books, 1501
Plymouth Dr, Minnetonka. or 612-822-4611.

Thursday, 5/22, 7 pm, independent documentary on the Highway 55 reroute
encampment "The ReRoute: Taking a Stand on Sacred Land," Riverview Theater,
38th St and 42nd Ave, Mpls.  biego001 [at] or

Thursday, 5/22, 7 pm, Middle East expert Cathy Sultan discusses her new book
"Tragedy in South Lebanon" about the lives of civilians in south Lebanan and
northern Israel during and fter the war of July 2006, Common Good Books, 165
Western Ave, St Paul. or 612-822-4611.

Thursday, 5/22, 7:30 pm, Arab-American literary journal Mizna presents
Palestinian-American Susan Abulhawa, whose family was scattered following
the war of 1967, and who has written anthologies "Scattered Illusions" and
"Searching Jenin" as well as novel "Scar of David," Open Book, 1011
Washington Ave S, Mpls.

Thursday, 5/22, 7:30 pm, A.P. reporter Bryan Mealer discusses his new book
"All Things Must Fight to Live: Stories of War and Deliverance in Congo,"
about the most deadly war since WW II, which has claimed an estimated 3.9
million lives, Magers and Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave S, Mpls. or 612-822-4611.

5/23 to 6/1, Spirit in the House presents a spiritual play and film festival
at Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave, Mpls.  Plays
include Jesus in Guantanamo (which ed has seen and very highly recommends),
Witnessing to a Murder by a friend of ed's and highly recommended by people
ed trusts, The Diana and Mother Teresa Story which ed has heard rave
comments about..  Also perhaps of interest are the plays Dachau Dreaming
about the liberation of the death camp, Presente! apparently about the
US-operated torture training school, and The World's Most Frequently Bombed
Hotel which takes place in Belfast during the Troubles.  Details can be
found at

Friday, 5/23, 3:30 to 6 pm, St Kate's presents documentary (and discussion
of) "The Forgotten Struggle: Healthcare in Somalia," free, Old Main
auditorium #600, College of St Catherine, Mpls campus, 601 - 25th Ave, Mpls.

Friday, 5/23, 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.

5/23 to 5/29, director Errol Morris (Fog of War) presents documentary
"Standard Operating Procedure" about the people who made and were in the
infamous photos of torture at Abu Ghraib, Lagoon Cinema, 1350 Lagoon Ave,
Uptown Mpls,

Saturday, 5/24, Walk Against Weapons, starting 10:30 am at old corporate
headquarters of Alliant Techsystems (makers of landmines, depleted uranium
weapons, cluster bombs and other particularly nasty weapons) at 5050 Lincoln
Dr in Edina, 11 am start talking the 5.5 miles to their new headquarters at
7400 Flying Cloud Dr in Eden Prairie, with rally at 1 pm.

Saturday, 5/24, 7 pm (also 5/24 at 2:30 and 5:30 pm, 5/31 at 5:30 pm and 6/1
at 5:30 pm), incredible 1-man show by Matthew Vakey "Jesus at Guantanamo"
about the Son of God rounded up and held as a terrorist, part of Spirit in
the House Festival, Hennepin Ave Methodist Church, 511 Groveland (at
Lyndale), Mpls.  $12 adults. or tickets at or 651-209-6799.

Sunday, 5/25, 9 and 11 am, Iraqi-American and Muslim Peacemaker Team founder
Sami Rasouli speaks on "Iraq: Five Years of War and Occupation," St Joan of
Arc Church, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls. or

Sunday, 5/25, 9:30 am, Iraq Vet Against War and "Winter Soldier" participant
Brandon Day shares his experiences at the First Unitarian Society Forum,
Lower Auditorium, 900 Mt Curve, Mpls.  Carole at 763-546-5368.

5/25 and 5/26, major peace banner painting at driveway of the Ross and
Coleen Rowley, hotdogs, drinks and music provided, bring old sheets (light
or white flat work best, but any will do), 193 Beaumont Ct, Apple Valley.
Details at rowleyclan [at] or 952-465-2866.

Tuesday, 5/27, 5:30 pm, (also 5/29 at 7, 5/30 at 7, 5/31 at 2:30 and 6/1 at
4), Spirit in the House Festival presents play "Witnessing to a Murder," the
autobiographical story of a Quaker woman whose witness sends her crashing
though the boundaries that separate her from horror and from the voice of
God, Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave S, Mpls. or

Wednesday, 5/28, 6 to 8 pm, Congressman Keith Ellison hosts a town hall
forum of Iran, with featured guests author Dr Trita Parsi and U of MN prof
William Orman Beeman, First Unitarian Society, Lower Assembly Hall, 800
Mount Curve Ave, Mpls.  Alison.Harris [at] or 612-522-1212.

Wednesday, 5/28, 7 pm, (also 5/30 at 5:30, 5/31 at 1 and 7, and 6/1 at
5:30), Spirit in the House Festival presents play "The Diana and Mother
Teresa Story" about arrogance, a loveless marriage, doubt, pain, friendship
and a campaign against landmines, Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church, 511
Groveland Ave S, Mpls.

Thursday, 5/29, 6:30 pm, Northwest Neighbors for Peace host potluck with
Muslim Peacemaker Sami Rasouli, St James Lutheran Church, 6700 - 46th Place
N, Crystal. or 612-522-1861.

5/30 (6 pm) to 6/1 (6 pm), Alternatives to Violence Project basic level
workshop, Twin Cities Friends Meetinghouse, 1725 Grand Ave, St Paul.  $75 to
150 sliding scale. or avperika [at] or

5/30 (5 pm) to 6/1 (2 pm), nonviolence training for Creating a Culture of
Peace using social change techniques of Gandhi, King, Tich Nhat Hahn and
others, $210 (includes all expenses), ARC Retreat Center, 75 minutes north
of St Paul. or Joan at
joan [at] or 651-641-0946.

Saturday, 5/31, 5 pm, actor Mike Ferrell (B.J. on Mash, etc) celebrates the
paperback edition of his book "Call Me Mike: A Journey from Actor to
Activist" including 1st-hand accounts of visits to war-torn places like
Cambodia, El Salvador, Somalia, Bosnia, Rwanda and the Gaza Strip, Magers
and Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave S, Mpls. or 612-833-4611.

Tuesday, 6/3, 6:30 pm, Peace Salon hosts St Thomas justice and peace prof
Michael Andregg presenting his film "Rethinking 9-11: Why Truth and
Reconciliation are Better Strategies than Global War," Mad Hatter's
Teahouse, 943 W 7th St, St Paul.  651-227-2511.

Tuesday, 6/3, 7 pm, Pulitzer-prize NY Times reporter Tim Weiner discusses
his book "A Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA," Mpls Central Library,
Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls.  davidu [at] or

Tuesday, 6/3, 7:30 pm, Fran Ford's 4th drama on the war theme "At War with
Women" will be presented at Hamline University's Anne Simley Theater, 1530
Hewitt Ave, St Paul.  651-523-2905. (Performance dedicated to the memory of
playwright/director Fran, who died recently.)

Thursday, 6/5, all day, conference "Democracy Day" about voting rights, vote
counts, electoral reform, with Bill Moyers, Naomi Klein Mark Richie and
others.  $20 (registration ends May 30.)

Friday, 6/6, 7:30 pm, novelist Rabih Alameddine reads from his book
"Hakawati," or Storyteller, about Biblical stories, the Turkish wars, and
the devastation of modern Lebanon, Pangea World Theater, 711 W Lake St,
Mpls.  $5 suggested donation.

6/6 (6 pm) to 6/8 (5 pm), basic level Alternatives to Violence Workshop,
Hennepin County Women's Workhouse, 1355 Shenandoah Lane, Plymouth.
avperika [at] or

6/6 (10 am) to 6/8 (1 pm), huge national media reform conference featuring
Bill Moyers, Amy Goodman, Naomi Klein, Arianna Huffington, Juan Gonzalez,
Rev Lennox Yearwood and many others, Mpls Convention Center, Mpls.  Details

6/6 to 6/8, state convention of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party in
Rochester.  Peace people are particularly encouraged to assist with
visibility and persuasion for peace and sustainability U.S Senate candidate
during endorsement consideration on Saturday.  To volunteer or ask for
specifics, call Jennifer at 612-216-4665 or write
volunteering [at]

6/6 (evening), 6/7 (all day) and 6/8 (all day), WindEagle and RainbowHawk
present "Universal Principles of Peace: A Higher Consciousness to Which
Humanity if Being Called," Wellstone Center for Community Building, 179
Robie, St Paul.  $125 for all 3 day.  susen [at] or 651-295-4251.
Saturday, 6/7, 10 to 11:30 am, Homeless Vets for Peace meet at Peacehouse,
510 E Franklin, Mpls. Bob Heberle 612-789-9020.

Sunday, 6/8, 6 to 8:30 pm, Veterans for Peace chapter 27 meets, St Stephens
Church, 2123 Clinton Ave S, Mpls.  (Ring bell on north door.)  John Varone

Thursday, 6/12, 7 pm, NW Neighbors for Peace hosts Islamic Relief founder
Arafat El-Bakri speaking on "Islam: Myth and Reality," Robbinsdale United
Church of Christ, 4200 Lake Rd, Robbinsdale.  gjpeck [at] or

Saturday, 6/14, 10 to noon, Women's Intl League for Peace and Freedom hosts
Susu Jeffrey talking about the Peace Island conference to be held at
Concordia University during the Republican National Convention.  Note: this
presentation will NOT be at the Van Cleve Center.  Location to be announced
at or 651-458-7080.

Saturday, 6/14, Alternatives to Violence workshop at Faribault Minimum
Custody prison.  FFI: Contact Friends for a Non-Violent World, 1050 Selby
Ave, St Paul.  info [at] or 651-917-0383.

Sunday, 6/15, 12:15 to 2 pm, ELCA peace and justice committee presents
Wolday Gebremichael of the Eritrean Community Center speaks on "Struggles in
the Horn of Africa," Central Lutheran Church, 3rd Ave and 12th St, Mpls.
(Next to the Mpls Convention Center.) Validated parking available at the
ramp on the south side of the church.  $7 lunch available.
dhilden [at] or 612-825-1581.


Updated on 4/20.  The following is the speaking schedule for Iraqi-American
Sami Rousili, recently returned from Muslim Peacekeeper Team work in Iraq.
For further details, try contacting someone at the venue or Marie Braun at
braun044 [at]

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

May 27    Progressives on the Prairie, Davannis Pizza. Eden Prairie -
7:00 - 8:30
        Contact:  Terry Erickson; 952-975-6015

May 29    Northwest Neighbors for Peace - Pot luck, St. James Lutheran
Church, 6700 46th Pl N             (corner of Hampshire), Crystal), 700 pm


Every Sunday, 9:30 to 10:45 am, vigil to Close Guantanamo-End Torture, 40th
St pedestrian overpass over 35W, Mpls.  952-465-2866.

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 Sunday (weather permitting), 3:30 to 4:30 pm, peace vigil on the I-94
footbridge just west of Snelling, St Paul.  Mike Madden, 651-644-2288.

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, 5 to 6 pm (back to summer 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, 5 to 6 pm (back to summer 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, 7:30 to 9:30 am, peace banners on pedestrian bridge over
Cedar Ave just south of MOA, Bloomington.  (Take Old Shakopee Rd exit and
curl around.)  Roxanne at 952-891-1862.

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, 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.  billmcgrath52 [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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