Peace calendar for June 24, 2008
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 20:26:41 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for June 24, 2008

5/30 to 6/26, documentary "The Rape of Europa" about art historians and
curators trying to rescue European art works from the Nazis, Edina Cinema,
3911 W 50th St, Edina.

5/13 to 6/26, film "Children of Huang Shi" about U.S. nurse, English
journalist and Chinese partisan group leader leading 60 orphaned children
away from danger in the 1930s, Edina Cinema, 3911 W 50th St, Edina.

5/20 to 5/26, Russian historical epic film "Mongol" about Genghis Khan and
his life. from hunted child to legendary conquerer, Uptown Theater, Hennepin
and Lagoon, Uptown Mpls.

6/23 to 6/26, 9 am to 4:30 pm, Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet and
consociates sponsors POWER (Peace Organizing World Ecological Renewal)
Summit: Peace the New Energy for students grade 10 through 1st year college,
1890 Randolph Ave, St Paul.  Register at and click
on Celeste's Dream.  Info from Jill at junderdahl [at] or
651-696-2873.  Scholarships available.

Wednesday, 6/25, 5 to 6 pm, peace bridge vigil with with special
commemoration of the victims of torture, Lake/Marshall bridge over the
Mississippi, Twin Cities.

Wednesday, 6/25, 7 pm, free films "Cambodia Year Zero" and "Cambodia Year
One" illustrating Pol Pot's regime and later efforts at recovery, U of M
College of Law, 229 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

Thursday, 6/26, 6 to 8 pm, Center for the Victims of Torture honors the U.N.
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, with keynote speaker
Birhan Abede, music by Hospitality House African Drum and Dance, and a short
play written by Kira Obolensky of the Playwright's Center, 717 E River
Parkway, Mpls.

Thursday, 6/26, 7 pm, NW Neighbors for Peace hosts a local panel speaking on
"Meet Your Muslim Neighbors: A Dialogue," Robbinsdale United Church of
Christ, 4200 Lake Rd, Robbinsdale.  gjpeck [at] or 763-546-5368.

Thursday, 6/26, 7 pm, Haiti Justice Committee of MN sponsors April Knutson
talking about a women's advocacy group in Port-au-Prince, St Albert the
Great Catholic Church, 2836 - 33rd Ave S, Mpls.

Friday, 6/27, 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.

6/27 to 6/29, Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) weekend training for
facilitators, at FNVW office, 1050 Selby, St Paul.  avprich [at] or
avperika [at] or 651-644-5851.  (Sliding scale.)

6/27 (7 to 9 pm, $20) and 6/28 (9 to 4, $110), Sisters of St Joseph sponsor
Wisdom Ways: Creating a Compassionate Democracy with Ashok Gangadean.
Scholarships available.  Friday night is at the Jeanne D'Arc Auditorium, St
Kate's, 2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul.  Saturday is at the Carondelet Center,
1890 Randolph Ave, St Paul.

6/27 to 7/3, satirical film "War, Inc." about a country occupied by a
private U.S. corporation run by a former U.S. vice president and a plot to
kill a Middle Eastern oil minister (sound familiar?), Lagoon Theater, 1320
Lagoon Ave, Uptown Mpls.

6/28 (10 am to 10 pm) and 6/29 (10 am to 6 pm), Twin Cities GLBT pride
festival and peace booth (with WAMM and the Anti-War Committee), Lyndale and
Hennepin Aves, Loring Park, Mpls.

Saturday, 6/28, 8:30 to 3:30, workshop "Women as Collateral Damage in War
and Genocide" highlighting Cambodian women, Guthrie Theater, 218 S 2nd St,
Mpls.  $20 includes workshop and lunch.  Registration at

Saturday, 6/28 (and every 4th Saturday), 9 to 10:30 am, Pax Christi Twin
Cities invites friends to join them monthly in meditation and prayer, St
Joan of Arc Parish Center, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.  FFI: Lynn at

Sunday, 6/29, 3 pm to ??, party for Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer volunteers, home
of Jessica and Dustin Ward-Denison, 3535 - 22nd Ave S, Mpls.
volunteering [at]

Monday, 6/30, 8:30 am to 4 pm, MN Advocates for Human Rights present 2008
Human Rights Law and Policy and Conference with former Amnesty Intl director
William Schulz and Human Rights Watch Global Advocacy directory Peggy Hicks,
Dorsey & Whitney LLP,
50 S 6th St, 15th Floor, Mpls. (Various levels
of fees, to $125.)

Tuesday, 7/1, 11 am. stand up for the right to march on the Republican
National Convention on 9/1, State Capitol steps, St Paul.

Wednesday, 7/2, 5 to 6 pm, Peace bridge vigil, theme: Peace Is Patriotic,
Lake-Marshall bridge over the Mississippi, Twin Cities.

Saturday, 7/5, 10 to 11:30 am, Homeless Vets for Peace meet at Peacehouse,
510 E Franklin, Mpls. Bob Heberle 612-789-9020.

Saturday, 7/5 7:30 pm, WAMM sponsors an antidote to the tired, old "bombs
bursting in air" with Weekend of Music of Peace, featuring Tom Neilson, who
has opened for Dennis Kucinich, Nadar, Chavez and others, St Joan of Arc
Church, 3537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.  $12 suggested. or 612-827-5364.

Sunday, 7/6, 5 to 7 pm, WAMM sponsors an antidote to the tired, old "bombs
bursting in air" with Weekend of Music of Peace, featuring New Orleans
singer/songwriter Susan Cowsill with local musician Rick Robot of Gospel
Gossip, Minnesota Music Cafe, 499 Payne Ave, St Paul.  $20 suggested. or 612-827-5364.

Wednesday, 7/9, noon, MN leaders (religious, city council, congress, state
senators and representatives, business and cultural) fast and speak out in
opposition to military action against Iran, State Capitol south steps, 75
Rev ML King Blvd, St Paul.

Wednesday, 7/9, 2 pm, support demands for permits to march on the RNC,
Federal Courthouse, 4th St and 4th Ave, Mpls.

7/9 to 7/12, Youth Against War and Racism conducts training to confront
militarism and opperssion at Gardan Farme in Ramsey, MN.  $50 to $250
sliding scale.  Download application at  Info from
tyrusathompson [at] or 651-210-5342.

7/11 (6 pm) to 7/13 (5 pm), basic level Alternatives to Violence Workshop,
Hennepin County Men's Workhouse, 1145 Shenandoah Lane, Plymouth.
avperika [at] or

Saturday, 7/12, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Veterans for Peace chapter 115 hosts
their annual peace gathering "Pigstock" at Schaefers' Pig Wisdom Farm in
Hager City, Wisconsin.  Speakers include former Pentagon analyst Lt Col USAF
(ret) Karen Kwiatkowski, a panel from Iraq Veterans Against the War, Hofstra
poli sci prof David Green.  $25 preregistration to Charles Nicolosi,
treasurer, VFP Chapter 115, 250 Overlook Ln, Red Wing.  Directions at  Info from David at tuvecino [at]
Camping available Friday and Saturday nights.

Saturday, 7/12, 7 pm, Storytelling for Adults: With Peace and Liberty and
Justice for All, including storytellers Larry Johnson, Gary Melom, John
Martin and Jerry Wellik, Java Jack's, 818 W 46th St, Mpls.  Suggested $5.
FFI: 612-747-3904.

7/12 to 9/1, peace walk from Chicago (Grant Park) to St Paul (Republican
National Convention).  Details at or info [at] or

Sunday, 7/13, 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

Monday, 7/14, 6:30 pm, Every Church a Peace Church hosts bimonthly potluck
with Polly Mann and Roxanne Abbas leading a talk on "Peace Activism in the
Twin Cities Christian Churches," United church of Christ in New Brighton,
1000 Long Lake Rd, New Brighton.  rolsen6376 [at] or 651-228-7224 or


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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