Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 20:53:52 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for August 2, 2008

Editor's recommendation for this week:
   If you like theater, try a MN Fringe Festival selection.
   If you are youngish: YAWR's camp in Ramsey, 8/8 to 8/12.
   If you support nonviolence:  peace team training, weekends starting 8/8.
   If you can't forget: the Hiroshima/Nagasaki commemorations starting 8/5.


7/12 to 9/1, peace walk from Chicago (Grant Park) to St Paul (Republican
National Convention).  Details at or info [at] or
773-878-3815 or click on a date at

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

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.

Saturday, 8/2, 1 pm, planning meeting and community meeting for the
Coalition to March on the NRC and Stop the War, May Day Books, 301 Cedar
Ave, Mpl;s.  612-379-3584.

Saturday, 8/2, 4 to 6 pm, student strike planning meeting, to plan the
September 4 protest and puppet theater "March to Arrest the War Criminals"
on 9/4 at the RNC, Mayday Books, 301 Cedar Ave S, Mpls.
against.war [at] or tyrusathompson [at]

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.

Monday, 8/4, 6:30 pm, jazz concert "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" to support
the Peace Island conference, with keyboardist George Maurer, trombone Jim
Ten Bensil, vocalists T Mychael Rambo, Mary Jane Alm and Ann Michaels, St
Joan of Arc Church 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.  Tickets $25. or

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, assembles at 40th St and Bryant Ave for walk to Peace
Garden; 5:30 recorder music by the Arden Consort, 6 pm Japanese tea
ceremony. or JoAnn at msphncc [at] or

Tuesday, 8/5, 6:30 pm, Peace Salon sponsors documentary "White Light Black
Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki" on bombing anniversary
(discussion following), Mad Hatter's Tea House, 943 W 7th St, St Paul.
pattypax [at] or 651-227-3228.

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, Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede and peace prof Jack
Nelson-Pallmeyer speak at the Peace Lantern Floating Ceremony, East picnic
shelter, Silver Lake, Rochester.

Wednesday, 8/6, 7  pm, film and discussion of "White Light/Black Rain" about
the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima, First United Methodist (Coppertop)
Church, 230 E Skyline Pkwy, Duluth.  earthmannow [at] or

Wednesday, 8/6, 7 pm, anti-RNC information event, discussing Peace Island,
the Veterans for Peace march and the Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop
the War, Northfield Public Library, 210 Washington St, Northfield.

Thursday, 8/7, 7 pm, a community conversation of The Costs of War, Unitarian
Universalist Building, 835 W College St, Duluth.  earthmannow [at] or

Thursday, 8/7, 7 pm, Pax Christi film "Hiroshima: Repentance and Renewal,"
Parish Community of St Joseph, 8701 - 36th Ave N (corner Boone), New Hope.

Friday, 8/8, 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.

Friday, 8/8, 7 pm, film and discussion "Why We Fight" at Friends
Meetinghouse, 1802 E 1st, Duluth.  earthmannow [at] or

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.
$35.  Send registrations to minnesotapeaceteam [at] or Minnesota Peace
Team/Wojtan, 13341 Everest Ave, Apple Valley 55124.  Questions?

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

Saturday, 8/9, 7 pm, remembering, mourning and repenting the destruction of
the US bombing of Nagasaki, Peace UCC Church, 1111 N 11th St, Duluth.
earthmannow [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

Tuesday, 8/12, noon to 1 pm, Robin Phillips (exec director of Advocates for
Human Rights) and Doris K Parker (exec director of Liberian Women's
Initiatives in Minnesota) speak on "Liberia: Truth, Reconciliation and
Women's Human Rights after the Civil War," Briggs and Morgan, MN Room, 2200
IDS Center, 80 S 8th St, Mpls. (Registration
required for lunch to Mary Hunt at 612-341-3302 ext 107.

Friday, 8/15, 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.

Friday, 8/15, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, Northland Anti-War Coalition hosts Iraq
Moratorium picket, Canal Park. 250 Canal Park Dr, Duluth. or 715-394-6660.  (Please check on this one,
as I have contradictory information about a noon action that day.)

Friday, 8/15, 7 pm, support the march on the RNC and Stop the War silent
auction, Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar, 308 Prince St (corner of 4th and
Broadway in Lowertown), St Paul.  $10 at the door, plus opportunities for
bods on many items.

8/15 to 8/17, film "Secrecy" about 1940s origins of national security policy
and unexpected consequences today. Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave,
Mpls.  $8.

Saturday, 8/16, 4 to 8 pm, MN Neighbors for Peace metro-wide potluck picnic,
Newell Park, 900 N Fairview Ave (corner Fairview and Pierce Butler Road), St

Sunday, 8/17, 12:15 to 2 pm, retired ELCA pastor and New Orleans recovery
organizer speaks on "Justice Issues in the Face of Disaster Recovery,"
Central Lutheran Church, 3rd Ave and 12th St, next to Convention Center,
Mpls.  Lunch available for $7.  Validated parking in ramp on south side of
church.  dhilden [at] or 612-825-1581.

8/17 to 8/23, Friends for a Nonviolent World sponsors People Camp at
Northern Pines near Park Rapids.

Monday, 8/18, 6:30 pm, movie and discussion "Out of Palestine," St Joan of
Arc Church, Hospitality Hall, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Monday, 8/18, 7 pm, David Moulton reports back on the Pastors for Peace aid
caravan to Cuba, Lafayette Community Center, 3026 Minnesota Ave, Park Point
(near Duluth).  jrkilgour [at]

Tuesday, 8/19, 5 pm dinner (optional, reservations necessary), 7:30 reading
to benefit Peace Island, featuring Bill Tilton, Cass Dalglish, Frank
Kroncke, Freya Manfred, John Milton, Lorna Landvik, Phebe Hanson, Roy
McBride, Susu Jeffrey and Thomas R Smith, University Club, 420 Summit Ave,
St Paul.


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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