Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 17:18:14 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for July 20, 2008

Editor's recommendation for this week:
   Rally: Friday, against bombing Iran, in front of Klobuchar's office.
   If you are youngish: YAWR's camp in Ramsey, 8/8 to 8/12.
   If you are or aren't young: Cornstalk in Dunnell, 8/1 and 8/2.
   If you support nonviolence:  peace team training, weekends starting 8/8.
   If you can't forget: the Hiroshima/Nagasaki commemorations starting 8/5.


5/20 to 7/24, Russian historical epic film "Mongol" about Genghis Khan and
his life. from hunted child to legendary conqueror, Edina Cinema, 3911 W
50th St, Edina.

7/7 to 7/29, play "After a Hundred Years" about U.S. journalist interviewing
Khmer Rouge general accused of war crimes, Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio,
818 S 2nd St, Mpls.

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

Thursday, 7/24, 7:30 pm, free film "The Judge and the General," about former
Pinochet supporter who conducts judicial investigations into regime torture,
murder and "disappearances," Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave, Mpls.

Thursday, 7/24, 9 pm to 1 am, Rock Against the War benefit concert for the
Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War, Triple Rock Social Club, 629
Cedar Ave S, Mpls.

Thursday, 7/24, 7 pm, Pattrice Jones discusses her book "Aftershock,
Confronting Trauma in a Violent World: A Guide for Activists and their
Allies" about activists dealing with trauma after dealing with violence at
situations like RNC, Arise Books, 2441 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls.

Friday, 7/25, 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.

7/25 to 7/31, film "CSNY/Daja Vu," about Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young on
their "Freedom of Speech 2006" tour of North Ameerica including Young's
controversial "Living With War" CD, against the backdrop of Iraq and
Afghanistan occupations, Uptown Theater, Lagoon & Uptown, Mpls.

Saturday, 7/26, 9 to 10:30 am, Pax Christi Twin Cities invites friends to
join them at their monthly prayer and meditation gathering, St Joan of Arc
Parish Center, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.  651-646-1611.

Saturday, 7/26, 11 am, Peace in the Precincts annual picnic at Indian Mounds
Park, 10 Mounds Blvd, St Paul.  Details from

Saturday, 7/26, 7 pm, MN Cuba Committee hosts celebration of Cuba's 50th
Independence Day at 1314 Marquette Ave, Mpls (in the party room).
Refreshments, musicm movies and conversation, for a small donation to
support the MN Cuba Committee.

7/31 to 8/10, Minnesota Fringe Festival featuring an eclectic mix of theater
from life-changing to completely flushable.  Searching the "genre" function
by "political" yields such interesting titles as Post-911: Laughter in the
Aftermath; All Rights Reserved: A Libertarian Rage; Antigone: a Riff on
Sophoclese; an adaptation of Ionesco's Rhinoceros were we all turn into
Texas longhorns, Catfight (Bachmann, Ted Haggard and Larry Craig),
Lysistrata 2.0; Tzu's The Art of War; etc etc.  You get the idea.  Nothing
is promised or guaranteed, except that you are unlikely to see one of those
over-produced Guthrie blimps.  Poke around at

Friday, 8/1, noon, rally and protest "Don't bomb Iran," in front of Amy
Klobuchar's office,1200 Washington Ave S, Mpls. or home4peace22000 [at]

Friday, 8/1, 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.

8/1 to 8/3, film "Flow: For Love of Water," about the likely resource
provoking the future's wars, Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave, Mpls.  $8.

8/1 (6 pm) to 8/3 (5 pm), basic level Alternatives to Violence Workshop,
Hennepin County Men's Workhouse, 1145 Shenandoah Lane, Plymouth.
avperika [at] or

8/1 and 8/2, annual Cornstalk Music-Art-Peace Fresival, including hoop
dancer Jasmine, folk/rock/cajun musician Blue Sky Bob, bellydancers from
Mpls and Fairmont, free camping, etc etc, 437 - 40th Ave, Dunnell, MN.

Saturday, 8/2, 10 to 11:30 am, Homeless Vets for Peace meet at Peacehouse,
510 E Franklin, Mpls. Bob Heberle 612-789-9020.

Sunday, 8/3, 11 am to 1 pm, benefit brunch to benefit the Nonviolent
Peaceforce, St Frances Cabrini Church, 1500 Franklin Ave, Mpls.  Suggested
$5 donation.

Tuesday, 8/5, Hiroshima/Nagasaki commemoration events at the Lyndale Park
Peace Garden, Roseway Rd just north of Lake Harriet, Mpls.  4:30 pm Pathway
to Peace procession; 5:30 recorder music by the Arden Consort, 6 pm Japanese
tea ceremony. or JoAnn at msphncc [at] or

Wednesday, 8/6, Hiroshima/Nagasaki events at the Lyndale Park peace garden,
Roseway Rd, just north of Lake Harriet, Mpls.  7:30 am, Ceremony of the
Cranes with moment of silence at the time the bomb dropped, followed by
hanging of origami cranes in the garden and retelling of the legend of
Sadako; 8:30 am all day vigil in the peace garden; 7:30 pm concert for peace
at the Lake Harriet bandshell with Rabbi Sim Glaser and the Social Action
Figures and KAIROS International Dance Theater.
or JoAnn at msphncc [at] or 952-922-0308.

Wednesday, 8/6, 7 pm, anti-RNC information event, Northfield Public Library,
210 Washington St, Northfield.

8/8 (6 pm) to 8/10 (5 pm), community basic level Alternatives to Violence
Workshop, Friends for a Non-Violent World, 1050 Selby Ave, St Paul.
avperika [at] or

 8/8 to 8/10, 8/15 to 8/17 or 8/29 to 8/30, intensive weekend trainings to
participate as peace team members during the Republican National Convention.
For more info, contace, peersupport [at] or katherine [at]

8/8 to 8/12, Youth Against War and Racism conducts training to confront
militarism and opperssion at Garden Farme in Ramsey, MN.  $50 to $250
sliding scale. Workshops include
Saturday on U.S. foreign policy and how to stop a war and anti-oppressioon
training, Sunday on NV direct action and the poverty draft, Monday on
restricting military access to our schools and the RNC actions and school
organizing, Tuesday on next steps. Download application at  Info from
tyrusathompson [at] or 651-210-5342.  (Application deadline is July

Saturday, 8/9, 10 am, screening of Norman Soloman's film "War Made Easy" as
fundraiser for the "UnConvention" during the RNC (Editor has seen and
recommends this film), Riverview Theater, 38th St & 42nd Ave, Mpls.
rowleyclan [at]

Saturday, 8/9, 10:30 am, Nagasiki commemoration including moment of silence
at 11:02 am, the time of the bomb dropping), Global Harmony Labyrinth, Como
Park, St Paul.  (Labyrinth is located near the south end of the pedestrian
bridge.) or JoAnn at msphncc [at] or

Sunday, 8/10, 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


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, 7430 Flying Cloud
Dr,Eden Prairie.  FFI:

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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